I was amazed at how planning simple meals ahead made my recent get together with my sisters in Telluride an incredible bargain!
Even though we rented a luxury condo, because we brought food in and split up the food prep, it cut our costs significantly.
To eat, say, just lunch and dinner down in the village could have easily cost each of us $30 - $40 a day. Instead we dined in grand style on simple dishes, including breakfast!
We lounged, drank red wine, slept, ate, rode the gondola ~ and talked lots over those four days while we celebrated my sister's 60th!
We paired up to fix our assigned meals, while the rest kicked back and relaxed. No one had to hurry. There were no reservations to make, no restaurants to decide on, no menus to pour over, and no checks to pay when we finished.
I was surprised that all our meals were pretty much meatless. Lots of yummy vegetable dishes!
Food can be a huge expense when you travel, but it doesn't have to be!