I read an interesting post written by Rick Steves, discussing the importance of splurging a little even when you're on a tight travel budget. Rick Steves is somewhat of a travel icon these days, and a very wealthy man who can spend as much or as little on travel as he chooses, but he started traveling as a young backpacker so he knows the meaning of a buck.
I think his post is worth a look and I'm curious how our community "splurges" on travel. Most of us, I believe, travel on a budget with varying degrees of flexibility.
I would agree with Rick that something I like to splurge on is a good meal most nights when traveling. Breakfast is usually included with the room, especially in Europe, and lunches for me are either skipped or a quick snack. I do like to relax at the end of a busy day of walking and visiting museums and be pampered by some fine food and hopefully an engaging waiter. While I mostly stay in "average" hotels, most trips I'll book a few nights at an upscale place, especially one that is well known or seems interesting, and especially if I'm traveling with my wife.
How do you pamper yourself while traveling?