**"How do you save money eating........................"
We save money by eating well in other countries.
At home, we save money by eating at home. Dining out, our bar bill always easily exceeds the food portion, so we've learned to buy fresh vegetables, meats, live seafood and have at it at home.
We love Japanese food. For the same coinage tossed here in SF, we can dive into the food on a Japan trip. Sashimi, Tempura, Curry, Tofu, etc....
Live swimming Aji pulled out of the tank, less than USD$12 for the plate.
Seafood, meats and vegetables freshly fried. Served piece by piece. I shudder to think the damage in SF for same meal.
Breakfast in London?? Liver & Bacon, onions for SO. English Breakfast for me. GBP 20.50 total including tea and 2 x Americano coffee. (Giant buttered toast not pictured.)
75cl bottle of chilled Prosecco and a duck confit wrap, total around USD $20. Soaking in the scene at the street market, priceless.
The USD is very strong now. Traditionally expensive destinations like Paris and Tokyo are now "cheaper" than San Francisco IMO for the last few years.
We spend 50~70 hotel nights annually away from home. We love to travel, and have learned to spend accordingly without denting our retirement account.