Fine dining can blow a travel budget. TravelGirl Stephanie Oswald, self-proclaimed “frugal foodie,” shares five tips for saving cash when eating out. And a recent report from Condé Nast Traveler suggests Boston is the perfect place to put those tips into action. That’s because Boston ranked No. 10 in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Best American Cities for Foodies.

Dine out for lunch instead of dinner. You’ll get the same menu and experience for a slightly cheaper price, Oswald says. Other tips include researching discounted travel meal plans, staying at hotels where meals are included, packing your breakfast, snacks and drinks, and buying souvenir cookbooks from high-priced establishments. Find out more in the video above.

There are plenty of sites to help the frugal foodie save money while dining out on vacation.Independent Traveler released a list to help save money on meals while overseas. And sites like Money Crashers and Money Saving Guides frequently post the best methods for reducing food expenses while on vacation.

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