3 Smart Ways to Budget on a Road Trip

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Going on a road trip? Amazing! You’re probably all excited, but we’re betting you’ve also noticed one small factor: road trips can be expensive. If you’re worried about spending too much money on your road trip, we’ve gathered three tips that’ll help you budget.

Go With a Friend

One great way to save money on a road trip is to go with friends. Naturally, this tip doesn’t really apply if you’re going with your own family as it is, but if that’s not the case, the more friends you travel with means more people you can split gas with.

Bring Food Along

If you were flying somewhere, it wouldn’t really be possible to bring a mini-fridge or grill, but road trips are different. You can totally bring all kinds of large items that’ll allow you to cook on the road, and avoid paying for three meals a day at restaurants.


Gas prices have been skyrocketing like crazy, and therefore a road trip may take a toll on your wallet in that regard. Some ways to save money on gas, however, are to watch your speed while you’re driving, take a more eco-friendly car, and also limit the amount of weight you put in the car as well.