7 tips for a frugal, hassle-free road trip
Plan your driving vacation in detail
With the airlines assessing charges on everything from blankets to baggage, this year may call for a summer road trip to save money.
"Taking a driving vacation is popular right now because air travel is too costly. Just make sure you plan ahead and take a break that you can afford," says Deatra Riley, financial education manager for CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling service in Atlanta.
To help you save money, here are some trip tips for packing correctly, preparing your car, planning your route, saving on gas and more.