Tips on being frugal on trips #1

Have you ever just wanted to get away, even if you didn’t have the money for an extravagant vacation. Today let’s start looking at some things you can do to save a lot of money when you travel.

  • First, everyone needs to eat when they’re on the road, right? Eating out while you’re on the road can get downright expensive, and isn’t the healthiest option either. My family often ate two meals out of a cooler and one meal out when we were traveling. Pack healthy snacks that you know your family likes as well.
  • Everyone knows that gas is expensive these days. Unless you really don’t care where you end up, knowing exactly where you are going will save on gas. You might want to use your gps too if you have one. But if you don’t have a gps, you will want to get to a map. You are going to be able to get free maps at most any welcome center.
  • Make sure that your car is in good working order before you leave on your trip. And bring a spare tire along. If you know how to put that tire on, you can be that much more frugal.
  • Bring some cash even if you don’t think you are going to need anything. You never know when you might run into a store or restaurant that doesn’t accept credit cards.

We are going to return to this discussion Monday.

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