Road trips may sound more economical than flying somewhere, but there are plenty of costs that can add up if you don’t do the right research before you leave.
Here are three tips to help you save money on the road.
1. Plan Your Gasoline Stops
Gas prices can vary wildly throughout regions. Stations near the highway or major intersections can be increasingly costly. As you wait for your current tank to fill up, use the web or an app to research gas prices in the next town you’re heading to. Searching out a cheaper gas station will also take you further into these towns where you’ll be able to discover more of the local culture.
2. Research Attractions
Although you may already know which attractions you’d like to visit on your road trip, visiting their websites may reveal discounts or specials you may not have heard of. Saving on admissions can give you more to spend on meals or in the gift shop!
3. Check Out Restaurants’ Social Media to Find Deals
Finding cool and delicious places to eat at each new destination is one of the best parts of a road trip. As you’re searching around, pay close attention to each restaurant’s social accounts as they may offer a discount if you “check in” on that particular network.
Before you leave for your trip, be sure to review your car insurance coverage.
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