9 ways to save on your next road trip

May 16 02:05 2019 Print This Article

One of the best things about a driving holiday—besides the scenery you get to experience along the way—is that it can be inexpensive. But your choices around where to stay, what kind of vehicle you choose and even which roads you drive can quickly cause your costs to add up. So, to help you stay in your lane, financially speaking, we’re sharing 9 money-saving strategies to use on your next adventure.

1. Map it out… twice

Planning your route ahead as opposed to winging it is the easiest way to save money on road trips since you’ll be able to estimate all of your expenses in advance, including your accommodation, activities and approximate gas costs based on how many kilometres you’ll be driving.

The routes you take can make a big a difference. Toll highways often save you a lot of time, but there might be an alternate route where you can avoid paying any additional charges. The bonus of taking some slower routes is that there might be some fun, unexpected things to see along the way, which makes the journey more exciting than highway-driving directly to your next stop.

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