Guide to Fun And Affordable Road Trips

Road trips can perhaps be the best way not only to bond and connect with your family and friends but also to explore countries and revel in the nature’s beauty and adventure. It can be the perfect holiday especially when you do have an adventurous streak but also need to consider toddlers and young kids. They can be the perfect getaway from the daily grind and refresh and rejuvenate you like nothing else. There are many famous trips like the Rusty wrecks Rally which is done for a charitable cause or pure fun rallies like Ball Rally or simply a pleasure trip through towering mountains, sandy coastlines and highways and pathways. Even though you are with a reputable company who has taken care of everything or you are organizing just by yourself, there are some things which need to be taken into consideration to ensure that the trip is as smooth as possible. Some of those preparations are:- Plan your route Once you have got the basic idea of the distance and time taken to complete your trip, you will be able to calculate your approximate cost on food, accommodation and gas. For this, you can also use various travel apps available today for assistance like the Android compatible Trip Budget Calculator or the IOS compatible Travelmath. Get your car in top shape Just before you hit the road; its best to get your car serviced. The engine should be tuned up, tyres inflated to the highest pressure, suspension and all other vital components checked and serviced and fresh oil should be filled to the optimum in the tank. Extra oil cans, tyres and all other emergency equipment should be carefully checked and stocked up in the car. This will not only give you maximum gas mileage but also protect you against any accidental breakdowns which are known to be a costly affair. Preparation in this area will save you quite a bit in your pocket. Try not to fuel up on weekends and holidays While on the road, you may not know about the fuel cost on each stopover but as a general rule, the fuel stations normally get their rates hiked during holidays or weekends. Thus its best that you always hit the gas station sometime about the middle of the week when the prices are most stabilized. Stock up on snacks While on the road, we all tend to be snack hungry. The carving gets especially intense if the kids are also part of the company. Normally the snack options available on the road are those found in the gas station shops like candies, soda and chips. They are not only expensive than normal rates to purchase but are also extremely harmful to health. Instead of them try stocking your car in advance with healthy and, mess-free snacks like carrot sticks, apples, packed fruits, fruit juices bottles and above all abundant water in refillable bottles. Prefer picnic over restaurants The drive through and chain restaurants will always be a costly affair. Instead of them, try hitting the local grocery stores and supermarkets for sandwiches, salad fixings and to replenish our snacks and fruit supply. They can not only make for a gala picnic but will also keep you in the best of health on the road. The cherry on the cake is that it gives you some real quality time with your friends and family; give you an opportunity to stretch your leg and break through the tiredness and jetlag of journey along with reducing your food budget significantly. Save on accommodation Reserving your accommodations for night stay in advance will be extremely cost effective than spot booking. Alternately, one can also try camping on campgrounds if any on the travel route which are hordes cheaper than any motels or hotels. Preplanning can make for a far more comfortable and enjoyable journey.

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