Stretch Your Family Vacation Budget
Travel Tips for Road Trips ...
You have been waiting for months, and saving up your hard earned money, and now its time to hit the road and take your family vacation. Here are some tips that can help you stretch your vacation budget when taking a family road trip vacation.
Before leaving on your trip be sure and stock up on bottled water, soft drinks, juice, sandwich fixings, chips, cookies, fruit, crackers, and other snacks that your family enjoys. To get the best prices on these items make a run to a discounter like Walmart, Sams, or Costco. However, even the prices on these items at your regular grocery stores will be far less expensive than what you will encounter once on the road.
Take a cooler along to keep your drinks cold, and any other snack items that may need to be refrigerated. By having drinks and snacks along you will be able to stretch your budget further. Otherwise, you will be spending on water, cokes and chips every time that you stop to fuel up. If you are on the road for a week or more those little extras will begin to add up, and before you know it you will have spent an extra 0-0 and not know where it went.
Also, if you have some drinks and snacks already packed, they are readily available. This keeps the hunger pains to a minimum, and helps the kids better occupy their time, as you head to the next destination on your family vacation. This can be a real life saver, especially if you have some distance to cover before your next planned stop.
The system of national parks, monuments, and landmarks around the United States gives your family many opportunities to visit fun and interesting places without spending a lot of money. Some of your most memorable trips will be to places like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Carlsbad Caverns, or Mount Rushmore, and most of the expense will just be getting there.
Most of all be safe and have fun, and enjoy your time together as a family. Plan a little ahead of time, and follow some of these tips, and you can have a great family vacation without spending much money. Have a great trip!
About the Author:
Rich Herman loves the outdoors and travels extensively with his family. His site has some great family vacation ideas: Favorite Family Vacations - http://www.favoritefamilyvacations.com