U.S. gas prices are averaging at a low $2.28 per gallon, making now the perfect time for a road trip. Here’s how to ensure your getaway is as low-cost as filling your tank.
Plot your stops on a good old map. This will help you and your friends decide on the best routes and how many hotels you’ll have to pay for along the way.
Bring a cooler with fruits and veggies. “The cost of food on a road trip can be drastically reduced by shopping at grocery stores instead of eating in restaurants,” Mark C. Sedenquist, cofounder of RoadTrip America, shares with Forbes contributor Stacey Leasca.
Check out audiobooks from the library. Listening to a novel is a perfect (and free) way to pass the hours on a long drive. And when you’re done, you’ll have a topic of conversation to last the whole way home.