Yes, the “free” breakfast might be alluring in theory, but we all know that the greasy, processed food served up in most chain hotels are not something you should start your day with. Here's how to cook up a better meal, all in your hotel room. 

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not advocating that you shouldn’t treat yourself while on vacation or business trips – there is nothing more amazing than breaking free from the daily hum-drum of your kitchen and noshing on dishes you normally wouldn’t at home.

While on vacation, in particular, it can be so easy and comfortable to drop some extra cash on meals right on your accommodations’ property, and there are many hotels where I would say you should do so.