According to a recent survey by the Post Office, a third of all holiday makers will take food from home on holiday with them, to try and save money. Tea bags and crisps are the favourite to add to your suitcase along with the suncream and the swimsuit and around 20% won’t leave home without their Marmite.
Personally I’m normally travelling as light as possible when I go abroad so space in my carry-on bag is tight. But I will admit to taking a few bits and pieces with me, either to save buying expensive snacks on the journey, or things like specialist tea bags which will be difficult to find where I’m going. Travelling in the Euro Zone is getting increasingly costly and we recently noticed the difference in exchange rate against last year when we visited Greece this summer. Suddenly everything seemed very expensive, compared to our other holiday in Croatia, which is outside the Euro zone. However, I’d rather try and save costs by self-catering or buying fresh local produce where I can, or just enjoying whatever things I can that are free. At least you don’t have to pay for sunshine and fresh air.
The survey was conducted for Post Office Travel Money Card, which offers holidaymakers a card they can pre-load with foreign currency to use while abroad and save money on foreign exchange conversion fees.