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  1. #1
    Jenny Darocha
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    Hello all!
    My husband has a business trip to LA next week and I am going with him (we live in NC so this is like another planet for me).
    We will be there from Tues- Sunday. The hotel and flight is arranged, but we are on our own for most meals. I am afraid that we will end up spending a ton and would like to either bring our own in a checked bag on the plane, or mail it to ourselves at the hotel. The only problem is that I am having trouble thinking of foods we can pack beyond crackers, chips, and PB & J!! Do any of you have any cheap meal ideas that would keep well if there is no refrigerator in our room?
    I thought about going to a grocery store after we arrive, but we are not getting a rental car and I hate to pay for a taxi to do that.
    Any other ideas on how to save money on food while traveling??
    thanks so much!!
    Jenny

    PS- I already have some "meal replacement bars" to take in my purse for the days we are traveling. But I don't think we can live off those all week.




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    Herlean
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    Default Non-perishable (non-refrigerated) meals

    Will you have a microwave? You could take cup o' soup; those Ramen soups in a cup. Things like that. Just add water. They are high in sodium, so watch that, but it will work in a pinch. Herlean

    Jenny Darocha <refinersflame@gmail.com> wrote: Hello all! My husband has a
    business trip to LA next week and I am going with him (we live in NC so this is like another planet for me). We will be there from Tues- Sunday. The hotel and flight is arranged, but we are on our own for most meals. I am afraid that we will end up spending a ton and would like to either bring our own in a checked bag on the plane, or mail it to ourselves at the hotel. The only problem is that I am having trouble thinking of foods we can pack beyond crackers, chips, and PB & J!! Do any of you have any cheap meal ideas that would keep well if there is no refrigerator in our room? I thought about going to a grocery store after we arrive, but we are not getting a rental car and I hate to pay for a taxi to do that. Any other ideas on how to save money on food while traveling?? thanks so much!! Jenny PS- I already have some "meal replacement bars" to take
    in my purse for the days we are traveling. But I don't think we can live off those all week.


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  3. #3
    Shussy Sassmannshausen
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    First find out where the hotel is located
    you&#39;ll be staying at and then post where
    it&#39;s located. Good chance someone will be familiar with the are.(I&#39;ve lived most of
    my life in the SF area and 4 in the LA area
    before moving to Arkansas a few years ago) It will surprise
    you how cheaply you can eat in LA and
    there&#39;s a good change of a market near
    by. The prices are much better in a Calif.
    metro area than here in Arkansas...more
    choices in Calif.
    Shussy



    On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Jenny Darocha <refinersflame@gmail.com> wrote:



    Hello all!
    My husband has a business trip to LA next week and I am going with him (we live in NC so this is like another planet for me).
    We will be there from Tues- Sunday. The hotel and flight is arranged, but we are on our own for most meals. I am afraid that we will end up spending a ton and would like to either bring our own in a checked bag on the plane, or mail it to ourselves at the hotel. The only problem is that I am having trouble thinking of foods we can pack beyond crackers, chips, and PB & J!! Do any of you have any cheap meal ideas that would keep well if there is no refrigerator in our room?
    I thought about going to a grocery store after we arrive, but we are not getting a rental car and I hate to pay for a taxi to do that.
    Any other ideas on how to save money on food while traveling??
    thanks so much!!
    Jenny

    PS- I already have some "meal replacement bars" to take in my purse for the days we are traveling. But I don&#39;t think we can live off those all week.




  4. #4
    Jenny Darocha
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    Default Non-perishable (non-refrigerated) meals

    The hotel is near the LA Airport. Does anyone know if there are any grocery stores close by in that area?


    On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Shussy Sassmannshausen <shussy@gmail.com> wrote:









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    Shussy Sassmannshausen
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    Yes, there will be a large grocery store within walking
    distance.For me walking distance is a mile or two of
    flatterrain and will have a sidewalk. Always ask at
    the hotel desk if the area is safe for walking...good idea
    no matter where you visit and carry the name and address
    of the hotel in your pocket...can&#39;t tell you how often I&#39;ve been
    lost and couldn&#39;t recall the name of where I was staying.

    Your hotel room will have a coffeemaker thatcan be use
    for hot water andwouldn&#39;t be surprised if it has a microwave
    in your room or in another locationof the hotel. A surprising
    number of Californians do not eat restaurant food so any
    request/questions you may have for the hotel staff they&#39;ve heard
    before. Also don&#39;t be shy about walking away for something
    because it&#39;s too expensive and always ask the prices before
    committing and you can&#39;t go wrong.Locals do it all the time.
    If you should go to a restaurant ask to see the menu before
    being seated.
    When I moved from Southern California to Arkansas 4 years
    ago I just about had a meltdown, the culture was so different
    I felt like I was in a foreign country. In California we discussed
    the prices of everything with friends and strangers alike and
    most everyone knew the cost and was quick to tell you where
    there was a better deal.
    Here in "The Woods" of n/c Arkansas no one sharesinfo on the
    best deals until they really get to know you.

    Enjoy your trip and let me know how everything goes.
    Shussy








    On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Jenny Darocha <refinersflame@gmail.com> wrote:


    The hotel is near the LA Airport. Does anyone know if there are any grocery stores close by in that area?



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