While I’m getting ready to go on our road trip, I’m also trying to think of ways to save money along the way. The biggest expense we will have of course, is the fuel for the truck. With the price of diesel continuing to go up, I am getting a little worried about the budget.
The second biggest expense for a trip like this is the campground fees. I know some people will stop in a parking lot overnight, but we never do. For one thing, we don’t have a generator for electricity. And another thing is, we try to support local campgrounds along the way so they will be able to stay in business. I know we are just one tiny family but we do feel it is important to patronize these businesses when we can.
Sometimes if a campground or other business has a website, we can look for discount voucher codes to use before we get there. Even a five or ten percent discount can add up over a ten day trip. Sometimes we can find restaurant discounts as well. This time, I am looking at eating more meals in the RV. Sandwiches are easy to make at a rest stop, and if I cook sausage or bacon the night before it is easily reheated in a pan somewhere in a parking lot. It sure beats paying more than $25 for the two of us to eat breakfast!
What are you doing these days to stay within your budget? When you travel, do you look for discounts and coupons to use for lodging, meals, and sightseeing places?