Fifteen Funny Ways We Save Money On Summer Roadtrips

Roadtrips are a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the summer. These vacations are always memorable, although not always in the ways we’d imagine.

If you’ve taken a summer road trip, it might have gone something like this, especially when you’re trying to save a few bucks.

Agonize for days over finding the best vacation deals.

pulling-hair

Must…plan…perfect…VACATION!

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Decide to travel to where no one else will.

desert-vacation

Because who doesn’t love the desert in summer?

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hurricane-season

Gives new meaning to a hurricane “getaway.”

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Obsessively plan every activity.

vacation-schedule

Make sure everyone has a copy of the agenda!

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Plan to wake up early and hit the road!

waking-up

It’s not like you took time off from work to sleep, right?

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But rush to leave when you’re hours later than planned.

race-car

Gotta enjoy every minute of this 7-day vacation!

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Cram everyone and everything into one car.

packed-in-car

No need to gas up two vehicles.

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Go to great lengths to avoid tolls.

off-road

Optimal toll-avoiding vehicle.

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Save a few bucks by renting the most “rustic” place you can bear.

rustic-house

It looked so much nicer in the ad…

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Bring along the extended family.

large-family

The more, the merrier! (and cheaper)

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Resort to the easiest and cheapest foods to prepare.

peanut-butter-jelly

It’s a vacation from cooking real meals, too

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Get a good ol’ board game going.

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See how long everyone can tolerate Monopoly.

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Squeeze in a free tour or two.

Get back to nature.

mosquito-head

Go places where no one cares if you look like this.

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Bring back the best souvenirs $5 can buy.

keep-calm-tshirt

Grandpa is gonna love this!

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Head home and rest after an exhausting week off.

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Sleep off all the excitement.

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How do you save money on your summer road trip?

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Last Edited: July 28, 2013 @ 11:13 pm
About Jeffrey Trull

Jeffrey Trull is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys getting a few laughs while helping readers pay off debt and spend money on what they love. His work has been featured on MSN Money, Money Talks News, and The Dough Roller. Find more of his writing at jeffreybtrull.com.