Summertime is synonymous with travel, and when flights were cheap, that meant flying to your destination. But with airfares at an all-time high, many Americans are opting for a good old-fashioned road trip. A lot of things are appealing about road trips — they can be as leisurely or as hectic as you want. You can also linger if you like something or take off if you don’t.
On the downside, there is the expense. Gas prices are still high and eating out can leave the family budget whimpering “uncle.” But the good news is: it’s possible to have a great trip on the cheap. Shaving a little here and a little there on the cost of meals can mean having enough money for another day or two on the road, to snag some nifty souvenirs during your visit or to splurge on a special meal or attraction.