August 18, 2019

Photo Feature: Food for Road Travel


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Saving money by driving doesn’t mean spending money by buying food on the road.  Bringing food with you is a savvy way to increase road travel savings.  Picnicking or tailgating while on the road can be fun!  If that’s just not an option, there are plenty of clever ways to [...]

Fun Picnic Lunch Ideas for Travelers

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We all know that developing a list of fun picnic lunch ideas is the key to using this travel food strategy to save money on the road. The problem is it can be difficult to come up with a list of picnic or tailgating menus that will be suitable for any given situation. Varying grocery [...]

How to Score Vacation Food at Affordable Prices

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I usually manage to eat well for less wherever I go. While this is definitely easier at some destinations than others, a few standard strategies typically serve me well. Hit the Streets: The old souk in Kuwait City is one of my favorite places in the Middle East to score great  shawarma, seasoned nuts and [...]

8 Thrifty Tap Water Tips for the Road

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When you’re trying to pack light and keep things simple for family road trips, remember that access to cold tap water is free in many circumstances. It allows you to mix up a number of beverages, swallow an aspirin to help you over that airport delay headache and generally keeps you hydrated for the long [...]

Restaurant Review – Manuel’s Phoenix


It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Phoenix. When it comes to food, first thoughts lean toward Tex-Mex or Mexican. Decisions are not easy.  However, having a local help with the picking makes all the difference. My first meal in Phoenix was at Manuel’s on Cave Creek. Manuel’s is a mid-priced restaurant, has 7 locations [...]

Restaurant Review – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro


What I love is when a recommended restaurant lives up to the recommendation. I’ve been hearing about P.F. Chang’s China Bistro for a while now…in t.v. shows, from friends, from family.  The nearest location to home is well over two hours away.  So, on a recent trip to Phoenix, I was happy to finally have [...]

Texas Roadhouse


As a rule, I don’t tout chain restaurants.  There’s too much room for inconsistency from store to store.  I believe I’ve found an exception.  I recently had the opportunity to dine at Texas Roadhouse in two different states.   The quality was consistent.  It was fun…unlimited peanuts in the shell and an invite to drop those [...]

Recipes for the Road: Good Ol’ Grilled Cheese

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Flickr Photo Credit: Ninja Poodles In almost any country we’ve ever been in, the following items have always been available. . .  

Recipes for the Road: Gourmet Sandwich Night


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Flickr Photo Credit: Moriza With a huge loaf of French, Italian or similar type of bread and a selection of pot-luck filling options (peppers, sliced cheese, meats, condiments, etc.), this can make for a really fun gathering.