A good, old-fashioned road trip is one of the most fun ways to visit new places and explore the world. Even better, it’s usually less expensive than other modes of transportation. But that doesn’t mean you should
throw budgeting out the window. Follow these four tips to save:
- BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)
Eating out or buying snacks and drinks at gas stations adds up fast (cost and calorie-wise). Instead, buy snacks and sandwich makings at the grocery store ahead of time. Make it your mission to find the best parks, beaches, and scenic overlooks
to stop for picnics.
- Layer Up
Even if you’re traveling to a warm-weather spot, pack at least one sweatshirt and a pair of pants. If it gets cold, you’re prepared and don’t need to buy an expensive item from a tourist shop. Pack an umbrella and raincoat, too!
- Free Fun
Of course you’ll enjoy a few (maybe expensive) hot spots along the way, but try to balance that with some free or low-cost activities. Take a scenic hike, read on the beach, or people watch—all for the low cost of nothing.
- Enjoy the Ride
When you love your car or RV, just cruising around can be fun—and your only expense is gas. Want to upgrade to a fuel-efficient vehicle or purchase an RV before the summer is in full swing? Save with a loan from RCU featuring low rates, flexible terms, and quick loan decisions.
With a little planning and preparation, you can hit the road—not your wallet—and enjoy all that spring and summer have to offer!