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How To Prepare for A Road Trip On A Budget

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Are you planning your big summer getaway? Many people are in the process of looking ahead to the holiday season, booking in everything from hotels to activities. 

While trips abroad are appealing, staycations remain a go-to choice for holidaymakers. In fact, according to a survey by Travelodge, a third of respondents said they wanted to stay put and spend their summer in the UK. It also found that people are looking for value for money when they travel.

If you’re looking for savvy ways to have a staycation this summer, a road trip could be ideal. Here are some ideas to help you see some of the country’s most spectacular sights on a shoestring.  

Plan your budget

Begin your holiday planning with a budget. This will depend on how much you want to set aside for your trip, how many of you are traveling, and where you’re going. 

To help order your holiday spending, decide on a destination first. You might want to head to the chart-topping Brighton and Hove, or keep it in Wales with a drive up to Llanberis. You might find that it’s more cost-effective to travel to certain resorts and regions in the UK where accommodation might suit your budget. 

As well as things like accommodation, you’ll also need to consider fuel costs, meals, and any activities or attractions you plan to visit while you’re away. If you’re traveling with your little ones, you might be able to get discounts on some major attractions, so shop around for deals.  

Pack smart

Think carefully about what to pack. Only bring the essentials and consider a capsule wardrobe, along with layers, to keep you all covered should the weather turn. An overloaded vehicle can decrease fuel efficiency, so plan out everyone’s outfits in advance. 

Also, if you’re opting for a self-catering holiday, accommodation with a washing machine can be ideal. This will save having to pack a lot as you can wash and re-wear outfits during the week. 

Check your car  

Is your car roadworthy? Can it withstand a long journey? Take the time to check tires and other essentials before you hit the road as you don’t want it to break down and need costly repairs while you’re away from home. 

Make sure you have your driving licence and documents with you though, just in case something doesn’t go to plan. Also, ensure your car is fully insured for your road trip. It could cost you more in the long run if you’re not insured. You can shop around for the best deals to save on insurance and get the cover that will work for your trip. 

Consider fuel efficiency

How efficient is your motor? Save money on petrol by choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle for your road trip. In addition to getting the most out of your car, this also helps the planet as you’re reducing emissions. 

Are you all set for your big trip? Where are you heading to this summer?