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By Maggie Jenkins
Summer is here and the time is right for a road trip.
Packing up the family truckster can be a fun, budget-friendly alternative to a big-ticket vacation abroad (though, if that’s your thing, you can definitely find ways to stick to your budget while traveling internationally).
It’s still important to be mindful of your spending, otherwise the costs for your once-thrifty road trip can start to add up. We’ve put together some cheap road trip tips to help you save money on the four major cost categories for your next highway getaway.
Maggie Jenkins is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a sports journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.