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Jun 09 2020

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Pack Your Car and Save on Your Summer Road Trip

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Road Trip

Getting ready to head out on the road with the family? No doubt, you have your own money saving ideas but here are a few more to add to your arsenal.

Be flexible – Break up the trip with spontaneous stops along the way. Involve everyone in the decision making and have a little fun while you stretch your legs, tire out the little ones and experience memorable snapshot worthy moments.

Eat cheap – Pack snacks to keep appetites in check between meal stops. Individually packed granola bars, cookies, chips, nuts, and popcorn are fun and easy to eat while traveling. Take advantage of the dollar menus at fast food restaurants, and pick hotels with free breakfast buffets. Save even more by bringing your own drinks. Many restaurants have deals for small children. These two websites might help you further: www.MyKidsEatFree.com and www.CouponDivas.com.

Keep busy – Don’t limit the kids to DVD’s and screen games. You may encounter dead zones and of course dead batteries. Plus, vacation doesn’t necessarily mean relaxing screen time rules. Go old school with travel games like the ABC game or I Spy. Bring along puzzle books, comics and coloring books but remember that crayons melt fast in a hot closed car. The family that sings together, usually sounds pretty noisy, but happy.

Clean up – Don’t forget to bring along paper towels, protected in a plastic bag, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes for staying clean. Pack a couple of wash cloths and a towel for emergency freshening. Designate a place for a bag to stow trash between stops.  

Enjoy your family road trip!

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