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Frugal Road Tripping

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Video: 6 Tips to a Stress Free Road Trip

Rich Finzer

Do road trips tend to stress you out? Does heavy traffic and crowded rest stops take some of the enjoyment out of your vacation? Well, stress no more when you follow these 6 tips to a less stressful road trip.

9 Auto Road Trip Essentials

Rich Finzer

Planning a road trip soon? Here is a list of essentials when planning an extended road trip. So here's my list of road trip essentials.

6 Secrets to Less Stressful Car Travel

Rich Finzer

Who's up for a more relaxing road trip and vacation? Are you tired of spending endless hours fighting heavy interstate traffic with drivers all too content to tailgate but too cowardly to pass? Are you fed up with crowded roadside eateries where your brave little band waits forever for some chow? Would you like time to relax or take a swim before retiring? Well, fellow road warriors, take heart because help is on the way.

Video: Road Trippin' on the Cheap

Jeff Yeager

Hitting the highway can be a great affordable way to take a family vacation as long as you follow The Ultimate Cheapskate's cheapskate rules of the road.

8 Free Apps for Your Next Road Trip

Charlie Cohn

Ah, the Great American Road Trip. It's your chance to break free, take life by the wheel, celebrate your independence, and see the country on your terms. Of course, with that freedom comes the responsibility of planning your adventure. To ensure that your drive goes smoothly, here are 6 free apps available for iOS and Android phones to help you plan and execute your expedition.

Road Trip Savings

Rich Finzer

A successful road trip is an exercise in good planning and keen observation. By employing certain techniques, you can save quite a bit. More importantly, you can save valuable vacation hours.

The Frugal Road Trip

Barbara Weddle

Sure, everyone knows that having your car serviced before a road trip saves on gas and oil. And, sure, everyone knows that membership with AAA provides not only money-saving vehicle services, but also saves on dining, shopping, hotels and more. But are you aware of some lesser-known ways to save on road trips? Here are some good ways to save substantially on road trips.

Frugal RV Traveling Tips

John Noble

Hitting the road in your RV and the RV lifestyle can be one of the most economical ways to travel. If you do a little planning and research ahead of time, it's easy to save even more without ever feeling like you're pinching pennies.

Fun and Easy Road Trip

Melissa Tosetti

Road trips can be an absolute blast or a total nightmare. The reason the movie "Vacation" was so funny is because it contained a thread of realism. A great road trip is 50% preparation and 50% attitude. Here are a few tips to make your next road trip as easy and fun as possible.

5 Costs You Can Easily Avoid On Your Next Road Trip


A road trip often means big bucks will be laid out on travel costs. From pricey snacks to premium fuel to costly car washes, the route between your home and your destination is a virtual minefield of unnecessary purchases that can drain your pocketbook. Read on to find Bankrate's list of travel costs you can steer clear of.

How to Calculate Fuel Cost for a Road Trip


"My family is considering taking a long road trip to finish off the end of the summer, but I'm a little worried about gas prices and our overall fuel cost. It doesn't seem easy to calculate since we'll be traveling through many states and we are considering several routes. Do you have any ideas for a way to accurately estimate our fuel cost?"

6 Tips for Staying Awake on Long Drives


Warning signs of being too tired to safely drive include yawning repeatedly, inability to recall the last few miles traveled, disconnected or wandering thoughts and difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open. Here are some tips for staying awake on long car drives.

7 Tips for a Frugal, Hassle-Free Road Trip


With the airlines assessing charges on everything from blankets to baggage, this year may call for a summer road trip to save money. To help you save money, here are some trip tips for packing correctly, preparing your car, planning your route, saving on gas and more.

Could you earn $50 while junior naps? Here's 5 possible extra money sources to put your naptime plans in motion.

Should You 'Go Greyhound'?

Anne Clay Cernyar

Have Car, Will Travel and Camp

Anne Clay Cernyar

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