Making the Most of a Kitchenette
Make a Meal Plan
In your zeal to economize, don't forget that part of the memorable fun of vacation is eating out -- but doing so without breaking your budget. Plan to have a few meals out. Just because you have a kitchen, or kitchenette, at your disposal doesn't mean you have to cook every meal. The trick is to balance economy and effort. You're on vacation, too -- slaving over a hot stove isn't on the itinerary. Decide ahead of time how many meals out you can afford. Sketch out your trip's itinerary and see when it would make sense to catch brunch, lunch, or dinner out so that your days don't have to revolve around being near the kitchen. Once you know how many meals you're planning for, write out your menu, leaving room to improvise around inspiration that hits you at your destination. When you're thinking about your food plan, consider some of these ideas.