San Diego will always hold a special place in my heart- I went to USD for 4 years, I met Chris there (when he hired me for a catering job), plus our good friends Charlie and Melissa live down there. So when I saw $44 flights advertised, we decided to take a spontaneous trip for the weekend. The weather was beautiful, and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to eat well. Here are my Caveman travel tips:
- Eat breakfast in (if you have access to a kitchen): if you go out to breakfast, you will overpay. Breakfast is the cheapest thing in the world to make, yet any good breakfast joint will charge you over $10/plate
- Cook for friends: If you're staying with friends, plan a night to cook for them. Cooking is entertaining and fun when you get friends involved. You can control what foods you eat, and save some money
- Avoid airport food: Yesterday at noon I found myself stranded at the airport, waiting for my delayed flight, so I decided to get some food to help pass the time. Bad idea! Twelve bucks later, and I have a chicken and ham sandwich on ciabatta, (I admit I ate half of it) plus a chocolate chip cookie (which tasted good, but I instantly regretted!)
- Exercise: EF is great, because you can always do interval sprints. You can also switch up your workout a bit with some squats, pushups, tricep dips, situps, etc. Be creative!