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Road Trip Ideas to Maximize Fun (and Not Break Your Budget)

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Summer is quickly approaching and for some couples and families it's vacation season.

Flying to your destination may not be feasible, but that doesn't mean that a long and hectic road trip is on your agenda.

Driving may be a great way to enjoy your vacation – as long as you're prepared.

Deciding on the Destination

First up is deciding on where to go for your next road trip. If you're not quite sure of where you want to go or you're looking for things to do, here are some wonderful sites:

Don't be afraid to set a budget and then see what deals are out there for places. I love trying out different cities and seeing what they have to offer.

Preparing Your Car for Your Road Trip

The last thing you want to worry about is your car breaking down and costing you an arm and a leg to repair.

We prefer renting a car for our longer trips, but if that's not your plan then make sure you're ready.

Planning for Stops on the Road

If you plan it correctly, driving to your destination can be a wonderful adventure in itself.

Keeping Your Gas Costs Down

There are ways you can keep your gasoline expenses lower this summer.

These tips have saved us some money at the gas pump. I hope they can help you too.

Thoughts on Road Trips

How many of you go on road trips for your getaways? What are some tips that you have for those traveling?

If you're  parent, do you have tips on keeping everyone sane?

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