How to Take an Affordable Fall Road Trip
Autumn can be an ideal time for a great getaway, with the heat of summer almost gone and the chill of winter still distant. By taking a few easy steps, you can make a fall escape more affordable than you might expect. Road trips can be expensive and very stressful;if you have the right plans it will be easy to avoid these probems. Taking a good road trip is a normal event for any college student,therefore, these tips could be useful.
Timing is important. Anytime after Labor Day and excluding Thanksgiving should be great for finding lower prices and fewer crowds during your travels. Going during the week rather than weekends will normally save as well. Bad traffic is a quick way to bring aggression to any road trip. It is good to leave early in the morning. Pack a good mixed c.d. and start your trip in a happy mood. Stopping for breakfast is also a good plan to start off you day;if you have an empty stomach chances are you will not have a great attitude.
Avoid the hot spots. While autumn is usually more low key than summer and the Christmas holidays for traveling, some places are very popular and thus typically more expensive. You should not just pick the place you hear the most about. If you are hearing alot about it there will be alot of people and will be the opposite of a nice getaway. Unique spots are normally the most enjoyable. Do not spend all your time being worried about which place is right;when you see the right place you will know it. There is not a reason to panic about it.
Consider camping. In most of the country the weather is still mild enough not to freeze. Plenty of state and national parks are at their best in the fall. Additionally, sites are usually quieter and sometimes cheaper than in summer. If you are an outside type of person already than this is a great idea, and if you are not then it could be your time to experiment with nature. You could love it. If you hate sleeping in a tent its not...