Are you planning a summer road trip? Here's some advice to help you out with your planning.
Do it online and discuss it with other travelers. For some inspiration browse pictures, journals and videos that people have posted.
Make sure to write all this down so you don't forget and so that everyone is on the same page!
Decide what day/time you're leaving and when you'll be back.
Figure out who's coming with you
Decide what place(s) you'll be going.
Decide where you'll be staying.
How are you going to get there?
3. Estimate the total cost.
Be sure to include food, gas, sleeping arrangements and any other activities. If the trip seems expensive, look for discounts! You can normally find them online. Work around the price, too! If you're traveling to another state to visit family, see if you can stay with them. Buying gas cards for the trip is a great way to save money. Most places give you a discount on gas when you use them! Just make sure to plan ahead and see how many are around your location.
4. Find a pet sitter if you can't take Fido and Mr. Snickers with you.
5. Get your car ready
The most common problem that arises on vacations is car trouble. Prevent this by bringing your car into a certified service department for a tune up and oil change. To help you cut down on the cost of your vacation, print this coupon, then call and schedule your appointment:
6. Pack plenty of entertainment for you and your family (if its a family vacation).
Nothings worse than a road trip hearing "Are we there yet?" for 6 hours.
7. Load the car!
Make sure you have everything that you'll be needing including clothing, medicines, gifts, etc.
This is your vacation! Relax! Leave work at the office, it will be waiting when you get back.