TravelFix: Eating on a Budget

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DALLAS -- Being a world traveler takes a lot of energy, which means you'll work up quite the appetite along the way. But that doesn't mean you have to dig deep into your travel budget to fill up your food tank.

Drew Binsky visited the NewsFix studio to tell us how it's done.

"When I travel, I try to eat under $10 a day, especially in Southeast Asia," he explained. "Eating street food is very cheap. You can go to a street food vendor, they'll cook it up for you right on the table, they'll serve it to you, like $1 or $2 for a meal, it’s awesome. Also, if you go to the supermarket, you can buy a bunch of local ingredients, take it back to your place and cook, and it's much cheaper than anything here.”

But some of the options around the world might make you want to skip a meal...or two. Drew shared one of his more unique dining experiences.

"In Korea, I ate live octopus..."

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Drew trying octopus!

"It's a pretty normal thing there. They'll take the octopus out of the tank, put it on a plate, cut it up and it's still squiggling everywhere and then you just take your chopsticks and dip it in the sauce and eat it and you can feel it grabbing onto your throat as you're eating it. It's not so bad, it's a little bit like gooey but healthy."

Yeah, we'll just take your word for it, buddy.

But he says there's also options for the more traditional travelers among us, "I've eaten McDonald's in 49 countries. If I see one, I hit it up because they have different menu options, and it's always like a cultural experience. There's like a McSpaghetti in the Philippines. There's like some shrimp burgers in Vietnam. Sometimes, I just crave McDonald's because I'm eating rice and noodles every meal and I just need a burger and fries."

Burger and fries, now that's a universal cuisine we're cool with.

If you want to check out more tips from Drew click here or find out where he's at right now by adding him on Snapchat.

Happy traveling!

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