ROAD TRIP ON A BUDGET: DO’S AND DON’T’S

Who doesn’t love a fun filled vacation? Bing on a tight budget does not mean you cannot go on a holiday nor have fun. You can save money on expensive airfares and plan a cost effective road trip instead. Despite being on a small budget, I finally hired a campervan and went on a trip to Scottish Highlands and it was simply perfect. The key to this is to plan correctly and in advance. Here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help you have a memorable trip without having to splurge.

Don’t decide your route impromptu

Plan your route before you set out. Be prepared for a few wrong turns and longer routes but deciding which way to go is not good. You will end up wasting a lot of time and fuel travelling longer distances.

Always set a budget

Plan in advance how many days and where all you plan on stopping and how much expense to expect. If your budget is really short, you can set priorities and plan your budget accordingly. Fuel, car general checkups, a budget for unforeseen expenses must not be forgotten. You can carry non-perishable food items before you set out to save money eating out.

Don’t over pack: When you do not have a weight limit and an empty car to fill up, it can be tempting to carry extra. While you can throw in some extras, but loading up the entire car will make the place feel even more cramped up. Leave enough room in the car to stretch your legs or change your seating position.

Find entertainment that fits your budget: Do not go on that safari ride if it means shaking the budget for the rest of the trip. Look online and plan for whatever entertainment is available within your budget. There are numerous sites online that offer some great choices.

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