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How to Save on Road Trips

Some road trips require a car rental or the purchase of expensive gasoline. Most involve choosing the best route, whether for scenic beauty or the most economical trip. Take a look at these articles, which deal with specific situations budget travelers will face as they plan itineraries.

Scenic Drives for Free
Scenic drives are not always free. Few dispute the Icefields Parkway in Alberta or the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana are among the world's finest drives, but you do have to pay park fees for the privilege of negotiating them. Whatever the fee, they are worth the price of admission. But they don't make this list because here there are 10...

How to Save Money on International Car Rentals
International car rentals require some special attention. Follow these step by step money saving tips for international car rentals.

Grappling with Gas Prices
Those who are willing to pay at the pump for their trips are getting rebate rewards from the travel industry. Here are some places to start looking for free gasoline.

Car Sharing - Reserve a Car Share Instead of a Car Rental
Car sharing is a short term, low cost alternative to car rental in many large cities. People make an online reservation after a car sharing club. It could be a budget travel alternative to expensive car rental. Watch this global trend.

Fuel Rebates for Budget Travelers
Those who are willing to pay at the pump for their trips are getting rebate rewards from the travel industry. Here are some places to start looking for free gasoline.

Budget Byways
Some of America's greatest travel treasures are many miles from a subway platform or an airline gate. Plan a trip along these scenic byways. There are times when you need to leave behind the congestion--and the expense--of the big city.

Car Rental Special Offer Pages
Links to 10 places where car rental deals are frequently posted and updated.

Breaks from the Gas Pump
Fuel prices increase the costs of all travel, but most people focus on gasoline prices above all the others. Here are suggestions for planning trips that won't require pumping expensive gasoline.

Fight Price Gouging
Huge increases in the price of gasoline or hotel rooms that are not driven simply by supply and demand amount to price gouging. Learn to fight back against this unfair and costly practice.

Perplexed at the Pump
You might feel helpless as gas prices rise, but you can take action to minimize the bite on your travel budget.

Fuel Rebates for Budget Travelers
Those who are willing to pay at the pump for their trips are getting rebate rewards from the travel industry. Here are some places to start looking for free gasoline. Please read About Budget Travel's second annual Golden Nozzle Awards.

Step-by-Step Gasoline Savings
Here are ten simple steps that can save you a lot of money at the pump.

European Delivery Programs
European Delivery programs allow people to buy a new car and take a European vacation at the same time. It sounds like something for the very rich, but in fact many budget travelers take advantage of these offers. Some companies offer airfare and accommodations, as well as free use of the car to take a trip across Europe. At the end, the car is...

10 Free Scenic Drives
Scenic drives are among the greatest budget travel pleasures. Here are 10 scenic drives with no tolls for your travel planning.

Five Tips for Saving Money on a Car Rental
Not knowing how car rental companies work can cost you quite a bit of money. Find the cheapest car rental and save yourself time and money.

Redwood National Park - Money Saving Tips
Redwood National Park in California is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Redwood National Park on a budget.

Yosemite National Park - Money Saving Tips
Yosemite National Park in California is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Yosemite National Park on a budget.

Zion National Park - Money Saving Tips
Zion National Park in Utah is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Zion National Park on a budget.

Rocky Mountain National Park - Money Saving Tips
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park on a budget.

Badlands National Park - Money Saving Tips
Badlands National Park is located in western South Dakota. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Badlands National Park on a budget.

Big Bend National Park - Money Saving Tips
Big Bend National Park is located on the Rio Grande River in Texas. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Big Bend National Park on a budget.

Saguaro National Park - Money Saving Tips
Saguaro National Park is in the southern Arizona desert. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Saguaro National Park on a budget.

RV travel offers some pros and cons to budget travel plans. Consider...

RV Travel - A Test Drive
RV travel offers some pros and cons to budget travel plans. Consider carefully if this travel option works best for you.

RV Travel - Colorado and Utah
RV travel to the parks in Colorado and Utah brings the satisfaction of spending the night closer to natural attractions.

This RV review stems from a week-long test drive of the Winnebago Via.

Bryce Canyon National Park - Money Saving Tips
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is home to spectacular views of thousands of sandstone structures known as hoodoos. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park on a budget.

Megabus.com - Low Cost Inter City Travel
Megabus offers low cost inter city travel between 70 U.S. destinations and also service between major European cities for budget travel.

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