Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Eating breakfasts while on vacation is a cost that can quickly add up, especially with a big family.  There are some simple ways to cut this cost down.

1.  Many hotels offer a free breakfast with your stay.  This can be anything from a simple continental breakfast to a deluxe buffet.  If you have done your research and are confident that the included breakfast has not overly inflated the cost of the room, then this can be a very cost-effective option.  If there is a substantial breakfast meal offered to start your day, this can also cover you through lunch, making dinner  the only meal you will have to purchase.  

2.  Make food ahead such as muffins, loaves, homemade granola or granola bars.  Bring this with you and use this as a light breakfast.  To supplement the nutrition, bring fruits with you that will not be messy such as bananas and apples.  This is a very cost effective option and if you bring along items that do not require refrigeration, you can use them when staying in any type of accommodations.  

3.  Stay in a room with a kitchen or kitchenette and buy simple groceries to enable you to make breakfasts every morning.  Especially with young children who can be difficult to manage in a restaurant, this is a great way to start off your days while on vacation.  You can make delicious, elaborate breakfasts if you like, or if you are looking to get away from cooking during your vacation, you can serve simple things such as instant oatmeal and store bought cereal.

By being sure to consider the cost of breakfasts and how you can lower those costs when you plan your vacation, you can make each day start out with less stress and set about to enjoy the rest of your day.