How to save cash on food and drinks while traveling

Running low on cash to fill your growling stomach and guzzling gas tank? Eat dinner during commute hour -- especially if you're on a roadtrip or driving quite a distance for vacation sight-seeing.

The late-afternoon to early-evening traffic crunch coincides with happy hour, which is when some restaurants and bars offer discounted appetizers. If you pick wisely, you can even eat a full dinner for a fraction of the price at one of the finer establishments simply by sampling every happy-hour appetizer.

Plus, sitting at a table instead of sitting in gridlock means you won't be wasting cash burning fuel that will get you nowhere.