• http://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/ Tyler S.

    What about planning your road trip around long-distance friends and family? Growing up, we road-tripped all over the US, and we stayed with as many families as we could. While this is not always going to be possible, it’s a great way to save some money for other vacation activities, and reconnect with some people you haven’t spent time with in a while.

    Don’t forget to give them a warning!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      That’s a really great idea, Tyler. It’s a great place to start if you have no idea where you’d like to travel as well. Thanks!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IKVVNPKPMBDXQJDAIREAS5IQLM Mike

    The most important item on your list is the “white gold” or toilet paper!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      Very true!

  • Jeff

    Road trips bring back many memories of our family vacations. Our Parent’s were always on a tight budget so they planned fun road trips and camping outings. They use to wrap small, inexpensive gifts my brother and I could open every six hours or so that we could use on the trip. We did not have all of the DVD’s, Ipads, Iphones, etc. they have now.

  • Jeff

    Road trips bring back many memories of our family vacations. Our Parent’s were always on a tight budget so they planned fun road trips and camping outings. They use to wrap small, inexpensive gifts my brother and I could open every six hours or so that we could use on the trip. We did not have all of the DVD’s, Ipads, Iphones, etc. they have now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      That’s a great idea to keep the kids entertained and mix it up on the road. Thanks, Jeff!

  • Anonymous

    This article makes me wish it was already summer!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      I couldn’t agree more! But these next few months will fly by. Use the time to plan a fun road trip! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      I couldn’t agree more! But these next few months will fly by. Use the time to plan a fun road trip! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706016573 Jeff Crews

    The tips are great. What do you think about renting a car? Then you don’t put the miles and wear/tear on your car. However, renting a car would mean you would have to get rental car insurance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristen-Kuchar/100002941222787 Kristen Kuchar

      I think it’s a great idea, Jeff. You can look for car rental discounts through credit cards you have, travel websites (like a state’s official tourism website), or through organizations you’re involved with (my alumni organizations offers a 15% off discount). Also, car rental insurance may be covered by the credit card you rent your car with or with your own car insurance—be sure to double check before not getting the insurance though!

  • Billy

    Would that be dumb if I shipped my clothes in a box so it can be lighter in my car?

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