13. Bring a Cooler, a Hot Pot, Plates and Utensils
Room service can add significantly to the cost of your hotel. Packing a cooler, a hot pot and disposable plates and utensils allows you to shop locally and save a ton of money by “cooking” in the room, even if you don’t have kitchen facilities.
Most hotels are OK with guests bringing in their own food, but if you’re not sure, ask before you arrive.