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This past month we went on a family vacation using a very strict budget. In order to save we bought several food items for the trip before we left. This was to help us cut cost on getting food while on the road or during the week.
When we arrived, we had a full kitchen in our resort so my family went grocery shopping and stocked up for the week. We had great money saving intentions in mind; however, once we got toward the middle of the week we realized quickly that we had overbought. Many of the items we had purchased needed to be used before we left.
We learned that if we do this again, we will buy just a few items to get us through the 1st part of the week and go back to the grocery store if needed later on. I guess when you come from a family of women who do not care to cook plus being on vacation? Well, you see where I’m going with this.
I had good intentions of cooking, but then when I looked out my window I saw a pool, snack shop and restaurant. The motivation left me, and I realized I’m on vacation. This had to mean I was on vacationing from cooking too!
My question to you is how do you save on vacations? Do you pack your own lunches? Switch off cooking duties with others? Stock up on coupons?