Family vacations can be important for family bonding and are a nice change of pace from the routine. But let’s face it: They can be expensive. That’s why we have compiled some of our favorite tips for saving money on family road trips.
- Meal prep ahead of time: Meals can be one of the most expensive parts of traveling, especially if you have a lot of mouths to feed. Skip the expensive restaurants and gas station snacks by packing meals for the whole family. You can pack sandwiches, fruits, veggies, and waters in a cooler, and bring along healthy snacks like protein bars, cereal, and trail mix to keep everyone from getting hungry.
- Skip the hotels: Instead of expensive hotels and potentially multiple rooms for larger families, try camping at a state park along your route. If camping is not your family’s idea of a good time, look for cheaper deals on Airbnb or consider staying with family or friends you know in other states.
- Stick to the speed limit: Speeding is not just unsafe; it also kills your fuel economy. For fewer trips to the fuel pump—and to avoid expensive speeding tickets—stick to the posted speed limits during your trip.
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