Last winter I took a trip to Hawaii – not exactly the most cash-friendly place, but there are a few things you can do to avoid the tourist traps and still have an incredible trip. Here are seven tips on how to save money on your next trip:

  1. Bring your breakfast. Items like oatmeal, cereal, or granola bars are easy to bring with you and can save you on a meal.
  2. Drink your greens. Eating healthy can be expensive but you also don’t need to be living off the value menu at McDonald’s. Instead of paying $20 for a salad, grab a green juice. I’m a green juice advocate and that’s how I get my nutrients in since I find it pretty impossible to get my daily fruits/veggies intake. This way I don’t feel guilty for not having my greens at mealtime. Let’s say it’s around $10 for a bottle of juice – you can get those at the supermarkets (make sure it’s pressed juice with no added preservatives, sugar or that concentrate shit) and it’s still better than eating a $20 salad. One juice a day, and you’re good!

 

    1. Bring cash so you’re not tempted and get used to pulling out your credit card. Save on the foreign exchange rate that credit cards charge.
    1. Go to 7-Eleven. When I was in Hawaii, their 7-Eleven had bombass food, and for dirt cheap! Don’t underestimate these stores when you’re away because you can really get good value there. When I was I Japan, the convenient stores had amazing sushi for really great prices – and the quality was better than A LOT of the Japanese restaurants at home!

 

  1. Ask locals where they eat, and not just “recommendations”. Ask your Uber/ Lyft driver the last place they went to. They know what’s up. When I was in Hawaii, I went to this place where it was purely locals, family-owned, and they had the freshest and tastiest poke bowls, and it was wayyy cheaper than the restaurants.
  1. Buy alcohol at the Duty-free and drink at your place.
  2. Go on Groupon to find local deals on restaurants, excursions, and activities. I got a great deal for surfing – and an event better deal when I phoned the person when asking for details about the package. They give 50% of their cut to Groupon so always call beforehand and see if you can get an even better deal.

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