Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Road Trips


Did you know 42% of Americans do plan a leisure trip this summer? If you're one of those and want to save a few dollars on that trip, check out these tips.
Keep an eye out for Welcome Centers or Visitor Centers. They are an excellent source for coupons.
Check the Internet before you leave home. Many motels and hotels are offering discounts this summer. Super 8 Motels will take 15% off if you book eight days in advance.
Pack a cooler. Buying food, soda, and snacks on the road can really add up. Check out http://www.roadtripamerica.com/recipes/recipes.htm. Find all sorts of good road trip snacks including delicious sounding blackberry rice krispies.
Remember you can haggle. If the hotel parking lot is empty or the place seems vacant, feel free to ask about a special deal.
If you plan to visit multiple National Parks, check out the annual pass. It's around $80 for general and $10 for seniors. Go to http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html.
Do you belong to a club? Everything from soccer clubs to professional organizations may qualify for travel discounts at various hotels and tourist spots. See if you qualify.

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