Save or Splurge: 10 Suggestions on What's Worth the Spend When You're on Vacation


Splurge: Local Food

With the money you save on tourist food, you can afford a fine meal at a cozy Montmartre café. You've flown all the way here, after all.
With the money you save on tourist food, you can afford a fine meal at a cozy Montmartre café. You've flown all the way here, after all.
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Don't bother with overpriced Paris hot dogs geared toward American tourists; do definitely bother with the fine French café your friend recommended if you ever made it to the City of Lights.

Great, authentic local food, especially if you're going abroad, without kids, can be one of the best splurges of your trip. It can be critical to experiencing the culture of the place, and fine dining in an exotic locale is seldom a waste of money.

If fine dining isn't your thing, go for lower priced, authentic local fare. It's a shame to leave without eating what the locals love, if only once.

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