Hello everyone :)
I'm working on my budget today so that I can make sure that we are saving sufficiently for our upcoming vacations. My area of focus at the moment is our food budget. We don't want to skimp on food....we like to eat. :)
Most of my breakfast locations are unplanned at the moment, although we will probably hit Kihei Cafe at some point. (We are staying in Wailea.) We don't plan to have extravagent breakfasts, and in fact will likely have some things in the room for days that we don't want much. We won't have a kitchen, though, so in-room breakfasts will be bagels and such.
I have budgeted $15 per person for most breakfasts, with the exception of breakfast at the Kula Lodge which I have budgeted $20 per person.
Many lunches are undecided and will probably be whatever is close by, and probably somewhat light. I'd really like to hit plate lunch and bento box type places. For those lunches we've budgeted between $15 and $20 per person. We plan to have lunch at Mama's Fish House (I'll be making reservations) and for that lunch I've figured $30 per person.
For dinners I've budgeted $25 per person when we are eating at casual eateries (none of which I've selected yet), $25 for dinner at Cafe O'Lei, and $40-$50 per person when we are eating somewhere a little nicer.
We will probably have one drink each with our dinners. The kids, obviously, will not be drinking. :) But they will be 12 and 17 when we travel, so they won't be ordering from any kids' menus.
What are your thoughts on the budget? Should I increase the amounts that I'm figuring for each meal? I do have an "overages" budget line item, so it isn't the end of the world when we go over. I just want to make sure that my assumptions are relatively close.
Thank you all in advance!