Without a doubt, road trips can be the experience of a lifetime. Even Hollywood has made endless films about the adventure, good times and occasional memorable misfortunes of a planned, or indeed unplanned road trip. In fact, when you think ‘road trip’ you may conjure up thoughts of famous films like Little Miss Sunshine, National Lampoon’s Vacation or even Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.
But don’t be fooled, a road trip can be somewhat of a rough ride. Especially when you consider the rising prices of crucial elements such as food, accommodation and fuel.
So, in this article we take you on a smooth journey to discover our top tips in making your road trip a budget experience.
After gathering your favored companions, the next up on the road trip checklist will certainly be your mode of transport. Of course, this option can be anything from a bus to a push bike, in fact anything that can zip along a road at a reasonable speed is ideal for road trips. However, the most popular option for road trips are indeed cars.
We all know the world we live in is an extremely fast-paced one and that keeping up with the rhythm of our daily life is no easy task. Sometimes we are so taken in by new, exciting discoveries that we forget to maintain a sense of balance between the new and old ways of doing certain things. Take traveling for example. We are so set on the speed of things that we tend to instantly think of the fastest way to get somewhere, without actually considering which is the best way to reach a destination. This article is going to help you do just that by listing some of the pro and cons of traveling by car.
Pro #1: Cars are always there when you need them
Let’s face it, cars are always available, in one form or another. No matter where you need to go, a car can easily be rented or borrowed from a friend (if you don’t own one). This is extremely helpful, since you may easily shake off the frustration of not finding a suitable means of transportation. You don’t depend on bus schedules and you don’t have to waste a lot of time, like you would when waiting for a plane. Even though some may say that traveling by car may be more expensive than flying with low-cost air travel companies, there actually are a lot of solutions that can help you save gasoline, such as steady driving and reducing speed. Let’s not forget that if you reduce your speed, you are also much less likely to have an accident.