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When you are on vacation, eating out can be a large chunk of your budget. If you figure 4 people eating out 3 meals a day for 5-7 days, you can easily spend upwards of $400.
But when you are on a shoestring budget of $500 for your entire trip you may feel as if there is no way to make this work.
Don't fret, it just takes a little research and planning.
What I like to do is deduct all of my fixed expenses from my budget. Those include, transportation, hotel and baggage fees. Then I take the remainder and guesstimate how much I will need for things like souvenirs and outings.
After all of these deductions I can see how much I have to work with for food. Don't panic if your numbers is low. You can do your best to work with it and if it's just not possible you can adjust another area to put more money into the food budget.
Let's use my friend's upcoming 5 night/6 day trip to Williamsburg.