Local cuisine is one of the best experiences while traveling because it allows us to enjoy unique flavors that make us feel more connected to our surroundings. The only problem is that eating out isn't cheap and vacations are expensive even without factoring in delicious meals.
Glamour's July issue offers some tips for cheaper trips, but only their tip about splurging at lunch stood out to me as something to keep in mind while traveling this Summer. According to Cheri Sicard, the editor of fabuloustravel.com, "a midday meal is often half the price of dinner." Glamour adds, "To avoid pricey tourist traps, use chowhound.com or ask locals for dining picks. Keep costs down by ordering area specialties: A cocktail in Argentina can run you $7; a fabulous glass of wine only a buck."