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Fancy taking yourself and your household or family on a road trip this year? It’s always fun to explore the country you live in, instead of going abroad somewhere. It’s also a lot more affordable, and with some helpful tips, it can be done on a low budget. Here are some tips for a budget road trip.

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Plan Ahead for a budget road trip

It is always good to plan ahead when it comes to a road trip, just like any other holiday or vacation you go on. You want to have everything planned so that very little will go wrong when it comes to your travels. From working out where you want to go and how you’ll get there in the easiest way. By planning out your route, it’s also going to help avoid getting lost and perhaps spending more time on the road than you’d like to.

Make sure you’ve thought about all the things you’ll need for the trip, and think about paying for things in advance so that you hopefully save yourself some money in the process.

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Find Somewhere That’s A Short Distance Away

Finding somewhere to spend some time away doesn’t need to be hours and hours from your home. If you’re looking to save some money, then making a shorter road trip will save on fuel costs. You ideally want to find somewhere that’s perhaps an hour or two away, and that is within a reasonable distance so that you spend less on the fuel.

It’s always a sweeter experience when you are travelling back too from your road trip. At least you don’t have to spend hours in the car feeling blue about having to return to work.

Hire A Car

Hiring a car can sometimes be better than taking a car that you already own because it could be a company car that you don’t want to risk damaging. A cheap car hire in Perth from just $24/day is going to be worth doing when you don’t have a car either and perhaps want to experience a car rental before buying your own car. If you don’t have use for a car that often, then it’s worth just hiring one.

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Stay Somewhere Out Of Peak Seasons

For peak seasons, this will be the most expensive time of the year, regardless of who you go with. And unless you have children, you’re going to have some more flexibility when you can go away. Think about staying somewhere that’s out of peak season or go away at the time of year where the children are still in school, and perhaps it’s not even a popular month or time of the week to travel. It’s going to make everything a lot more affordable, that’s for sure.

When it comes to taking a budget road trip, there are certainly ways to help reduce your costs as a whole. Use these tips to make sure you maximize the enjoyment that you get out of a road trip in your own country.

Are you planning a road trip this year? Where are you visiting? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 Comments

    1. I try to cheat the system myself and book at the end of holidays or a couple of days before. 🙃 save ££££ someone’s. Thank you for your comment 😁

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