Visit Pismo Beach CaliforniaWritten by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.
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Want a little more activity? Play golf at one of nearby golf courses, visit some of nearby wineries, go for a short (under one hour) drive up coast and take a tour of Hearst Castle, or a short (under one half hour) drive down coast and visit Solvang, "Danish Capital of America".
Still not enough? Take a one half or full day sport fishing trip and fish for albacore, rockcod , salmon and more. Go horse back riding through Oceano Dunes and Beach. Take paragliding or kiteboarding lessions. Go ATV four wheeling, body boarding or surfing or take a 30 minute "flying boat" flight along shoreline in a two seater ultra-light "flying boat".
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Eating Well on a Travel BudgetWritten by Jed Clark
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In Rome, I discovered a little take-out pizza shop around corner from Pantheon. The restaurant made pizzas on huge rectangular sheet pans and put them in a deli case with a clear glass window. You could order by pointing to kind you wanted, motioning for how big you wanted your piece (they charge by weight), and asking for it to be heated. Then you happily take your piece of pizza over to square, sit on steps and enjoy.
Being friendly with other guests in hotel, concierge and locals, is another great way to discover good food that won't break budget. Ask a local if they know any good restaurants that aren't too expensive. They should be able to come up with a few good options for you. Make sure you indicate that you want to sample some local cooking. I've even known friends that have gotten themselves invited over to dinner (not that this should be your objective).
Another good way to find inexpensive restaurants is to always be looking for a good place to eat. If you're out visiting a tourist site, stop by a few restaurants and read their menus (usually posted in window). Even if you are not hungry, you may decide to come back later. I've had better luck with this technique when I'm in an area of city that is not your standard tourist destination.
Eating in a sit-down full service restaurant is most expensive dining option, so if you are really on a budget, you may want to limit number of full service meals you eat. Also, in some countries eating at counter is less expensive that sitting at a table. By listening to recommendations and doing a little research, you can avoid expensive restaurants that cater to tourists.
If you're on a budget, you can still eat great during your travels, you just need to be aware of all your food options. Ask around with locals for recommendations. Make sure you know price before you eat. Most important of all, try new things. Stretch your boundaries and try something that you would never eat at home. After all isn't reason you travel is to discover something different.
Jed Clark is a travel writer, photographer and long-time San Francisco resident. For more travel tips and information about San Francisco destinations, attractions and neighborhoods, visit Zurdo Go - a destination guide to San Francisco.