Husband and I are trying to come up with a budget for our trip home to the states in August. ?It's going to be an adventure. ?We start out in NOVA to see my parents, then we'll move down to Richmond to check in with husband's office, then we're going to the beach with husband's entire extended family (my parents are coming too). ?We are budgeting for gas and eating out. ?I think that $500 is a good budget for food at the beach for 5 days (we eat all meals in because the beach doesn't really have that many restaurants). ?Husband thinks I'm crazy and that we only need to budget about $150. ?I told him I plan on spending $100 on cupcakes alone. ?That leaves $400 food. ?Totally reasonable, right?