Traveling is one of the best parts of a person’s life because it not only gets him acquainted with different cultures and people but also helps him break away from his regular life. Although traveling is considered both exciting and thrilling but it also involves a lot of expenses, so the best way to travel to a place you want to visit is by cutting down on all the expenses and this can be only possible with the help of a road trip because it comes with a guarantee of minimal cost and maximum thrill.
If you’re traveling to the US, you’ll come across several place worth visiting but how to plan road trips to such places which are deemed expensive. Not to worry because we have the perfect solution for making your road trips less expensive and more feasible.
So let’s share with you the ideas you can use to make your road trips the least expensive:-
- Remember to take food along with you and also make yourself able to cook some food on the way
If you are an avid traveler on have been on a road trip ever before, you must be aware that a traveler always likes to try different cuisines he comes across during the journey. Luckily, if you plan a road trip with multiple stops then road trips can help you in trying different cuisines without burning a hole into your pocket by making stopovers at roadside eateries. If you’re someone who prefers home cooked food over eating the food available at a roadside eatery then it’s best suggested that you should learn cooking beforehand so that you do not leave yourself famishing during the whole trip, which is one of the useful ideas for road trips. In case you’re traveling to the US then make sure to try Key lime pie, which has derived its name from Florida Keys in Florida, Cobb salad, which derived its name from the inventor of the dish, Bob Cobb when it was discovered in the year 1937, and Macaroni and Cheese to name a few.
- Don’t just rely on Google Maps for your road trips and instead take along a hard copy of a map with you
Technology has advanced greatly in these last few years and one of the biggest changes of all time that I’ve seen is that people now don’t ask for directions but they instead refer to Google Maps in order to reach somewhere. Well, this is an advisable idea during a trip in one’s own city but not when one is traveling to an entirely different place which is completely unknown to him. There are places where a mobile is not able to catch a signal and that’s when the problem of depending entirely on Google Maps shows up. The best way to avoid this kind of situation is by carrying a free road trip planner, which includes buying a map of the place you’re going to travel to and get acquainted with someone who can teach you how to read a map. This way you’ll not only make one of your road trips successful but will also help you reach your destination in case Google Maps ditches you because of weak or no signal present in your mobile.
- Try to be friendly with nature during road trips and how to get an accommodation in a hotel for cheap prices
Another path-breaking idea you can use during your road trips as an alternative for staying at a hotel and incurring expenses on lodging and food is camping. Although camping is not as cheap as you think because some campsites may incur expenses as far as $35 – $40 per night, but it is said that something is better than nothing, which will prove beneficial for you, especially if you’re not fond of staying in hotels and instead want to spend some time in the lap of Mother Nature, which has become a luxury these days. Like if you’re planning a road trip to the US then make sure to visit Grand Canyon set within Grand Canyon National Park and you’ll get the best experience of Mother Nature over there. Other than that, Hotel Tonight will also save you a hell lot of money because users of this app get discount from hotels that are going through a loss due to lack of accommodation and will offer up their vacant rooms for prices cheaper than the original. Mostly this app will work best for you if you don’t know exactly where you’ll be each night. So it’s advisable for you to plan a road trip vacation in advance so that you can avoid the hotchpotch that comes with a road trip at the last moment.
- Try to save some money on expenses other than hotels and also fulfill some of your bucket list activities
Suppose that you are an avid traveler and go for many road trips in a single year, the best way to save your money if you’re going to travel to the US or pertaining to a road trip idea in California is by planning how much money you need and how much money you’re going to spend on a road trip. The best way to do so is by only buying things that you might find usable in the future or you need at the earliest during the road trip otherwise you might find your suitcase filled with things not needed the most. When it comes to a bucket list, look for an activity that is taking place at a specific location and make sure that the activity is worth spending money on because you need to cut down your costs on the way to your destination.
In short, try everything that we have explained through our list of to-do things during your road trips but make sure to also trust your gut feeling because there are times when your gut feeling might tell you what is right or wrong.