It’s the last month
of summer, and while some may be focused on getting ready to go back to school
some are trying to get one last trip squeezed in before the cooler weather
hits. The best trip to take is one with the open road. If you’re planning on
taking a road trip this month, follow our tips below to make sure you save as
much money as possible along your journey!
Watch those state lines!
Gas prices can change drastically just by crossing into a
different state since gas taxes vary. Average gas taxes in Illinois are over
60c/gal. In Missouri, average taxes are just 35c/gal, and many times just
crossing a state line you’ll either see much lower or much higher prices, so
hone in on where to fill up before hand to save easy money! Other states lines
where there’s a big difference: CA/NV, CA/AZ, WA/ID, MI/OH, IN/OH, WV/VA,
FL/AL, NY/NJ, VT/NH, NC/SC, WI/IA, KY/MO, PA/NJ.
When you get close to a state line, fire up the GasBuddy app
and use the map feature to go scope out prices near the state line- if prices
are cheap, fill up, and save the money for other vitals during your trip!
Pack your food
Instead of eating every meal at a restaurant, pack your
favorite snacks for breakfast and lunch – then treat yourself to some local
spots along you journey. The money you save on two meals certainly adds up! Be
sure to keep a few protein bars and extra water bottles in case you decide to
go for a hike and need the extra nutrition!