Mini road tripAs spring begins to awaken our spirits, it can be fun to just “wing it” and take a weekend road trip –a mini getaway. But planning ahead for your mini driving vacation could keep more money in your pocket so you can have more fun on your journey.

For instance, many drivers on extended road trips only fill up when the gas tank gets low. But what if you were able to map out the cheapest places to stop for gas instead of simply filling up when you have no choice? It can save you a ton of money! Also, making hotel reservations online can often be much cheaper than paying after simply showing up.

Don’t want to pay for greasy fast food on the go? Pack a lunch! Not only will this save you money, but it’ll be much healthier and help keep you alert and awake while driving.