Adventure & Thrift: A Epic Guide To 5-Day Girls Trip
Taking trips is a highly significant part of our lives. Growing up, we may go on a majority of our vacations with family members. Whether it is somewhere near or far, road trips that we experience in our youth stick with us for years to come. By building upon our experiences at a young age, it helps to prepare our minds for what is to come as we make our way into adulthood. As we grow, so do our expectations on what we hope to see in life.
If we are used to visiting many places, then we will eventually want to see even more of the world. That helps inspire us to set out on our own when we are adults. If you are planning an all-girls road trip with all of your friends, having these experiences under your belt will better prepare you for the planning that needs to go into any worthwhile road trip.
Naturally, if you are a young adult and likely still in college (or recently graduated), then you may not exactly have a six-figure budget to work with. Contrary to popular belief, a road trip does not need to cost an arm and a leg.
Budgeting may sound like a boring thing, but with road trips, it is absolutely essential that you and everyone involved keep track of their spending habits. In case of an emergency, it is essential that you have plenty of money to get yourselves out of a bind. Before setting out on your trip, you may be tempted to invest in a new car for the occasion. This would be a wise investment since there are plenty of car deals out there that can help you out on a brand new vehicle, which would, in turn, help you avoid any potential costly car issues along the way. Road trips are best enjoyed in a relatively newer vehicle since no one wants to be trapped in the middle of a deserted highway because their 15-year-old car overheated in the hot summer sun halfway to where they were going.
If you are able to think outside the box, then there's no reason you can't find some low-cost solutions to things that people ordinarily write off as being ultimately expensive. For example, there are places where you could stay that will not cost $100 per night. Try looking up Air B&B locations in the area that you are planning on staying in. Often enough, there will be people who are renting out rooms for $30 per night or even whole apartments for around $60 per night. You can save so much by not expecting to be put up in a five-star hotel each night during the trip.
Other than where you plan on sleeping, try to take into account what low cost places you can visit over the duration of your trip. Again, you may be tempted to splurge a bit (especially if surrounded by all of your best friends), but it is important to remind everyone of just how much money is being put towards the trip and see if everyone can agree on a plan for some cheaper locations to visit.
If possible, try to limit stops to merely pit stops along the way to your main destination and leave most of the spending for last. If you are on a road trip to Las Vegas, for example, you would not want to overspend along the way and end up getting there with much less than what you need to enjoy yourself at the slots.