Road trips are a fun, affordable way to take a family vacation, allowing your family to spend some quality time together in the car and on the open road. Although road trips are already more affordable than air travel, there are several ways you can cut the costs even further. Here are some ways to save money on summer road trips.
- Set a budget: It’s a good idea to sit down and make a budget before you hit the road. Calculate gas costs and set aside money for food and lodging. You should also determine what sightseeing spots you want to visit and calculate any associated costs. Setting a budget beforehand will help keep you on track money-wise.
- Pack snacks: A simple way to save money on food is to pack snacks rather than relying on off-the-road food stops.
- Opt for toll-free routes: Rather than spending money on tolls, check to see if there are any reasonable toll-free routes. Sometimes, these toll-free routes offer a more scenic drive.
- Have your vehicle serviced before setting out: A breakdown on the side of the road will cost you quite a bit of time, energy, and money, so it’s a good idea to have your vehicle checked and serviced before departing.
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