Day 3295 – You Would Have $1,040 Saved If You Took My Advice Two Years Ago

Back on Day 2565, I gave you some advice – figure out your road trip and then start saving. On that post, I discussed a $2,000 road trip, which is a nice budget for a great trip. I suggested saving $20 a paycheck. If you took my advice then, you would have $1,040 now. You’d be halfway to your goal of an epic road trip.

Ok, so maybe you didn’t start saving then but you can start today. I wrote a whole post about how you can save and how we paid down $30,000 of debt, so take a peek at that and see if there are ways you can set aside more money for your road trip.

I hope to see you on the road soon! And if you want to keep up with my road trip travel tips and helping YOU realize getting on the road is might be easier to get on the road than you think, check out my other blog, Traveling Jen Finding Zen.

If you HAVE started saving because of this post (or the others) let me know in the comments below!

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Day 3294 – How Much It Cost To Take A Quick Trip To Long Island

I wrote a really extensive post on my new blog about how much the trip cost, how I planned it in less than 24 hours, and tips you can swipe. Check out the post here.

But for our purposes, here’s a breakdown of the costs!

Total costs
Tickets to the concert – $105.16
Gas on the way out – $26.49
Burger King on the way up – $11.98
Hotel – $157.07
Food at Iavarone Brothers – $39.92
Alcohol for Bret – $41.27 (note this was a bottle of bourbon he also planned to share with a friend later)
Parking at the beach – $10.00
Tour of the lighthouse – $16.00
Parking in the town of Babylon – $1.00 (for four hours!)
Meal at The Villager before the concert – $60.63
Water after the concert – $8.00
Drinks after the concert – $6.53
More drinks after the concert – $3.27
Gas on the way back – $27.03
Tolls – $82.65
Total cost $597.00

Make sure to read the full post to see how I make decisions in planning a road trip!

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Day 3292 – Road Trip Tip – Know The Tolls Before Your Go

Last week, we took a short road trip to Long Island. We had a rough budget for this trip and our trip to California. One thing I only briefly thought about was tolls. Oh my, what a mistake. We ended up spending $82.65 just in tolls. I’m not sure if we could have gotten to Long Island without tolls, but I would imagine we could have saved some if we took a slightly different route. Little tip, you can set Waze to avoid toll roads. Boy howdy, do I wish I had remembered this! We will be attempting to avoid tolls on our road trip to Massachusetts for sure!

What’s the biggest total in tolls you’ve gotten on a road trip?

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Day 3291 – The Ultimate Map For Exploring The United States – repost

I’m slowwwwwwwwwwly getting back into the swing of things after traveling every weekday last week. Today was the first day we got up at 5 in a long time and it felt great. But now that I’m 6 hours up, I’m starting to lose the workflow. So! You get this repost of the coolest map I’ve seen so far. Do you have one?

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originally posted 5/15/15
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A few weeks back, we were at a friend’s house and they had THE coolest map ever. A scratch-off map of the United States! We ordered one as soon as we got home. Yesterday, it arrived in the mail and it was all I could do to wait until Bret got home to scratch it off! We decided to only scratch off places we’ve been together and have actually spent some time.

Here’s the map without scratches.

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Our east coast adventures…

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Our west coast adventures…

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And the whole country!

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This is the coolest map ever! Want one for yourself? Here’s a direct link! **This is an Amazon Affiliate link, which means if you purchase the map, or anything else on Amazon, we’ll get a small percentage. I only share affiliate links to things I’ve personally used and love.

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Day 3289 – Sneak Peek Of Our Trip!

Wooooo doggie, what a trip! It included pigging out and eating almost an entire (small) cheesecake, an unexpected nude beach, breathtaking views (see below) from the Long Island Lighthouse, one of the best meals and bar experiences we’ve ever had, a super fun (and dusty) concert with Thrice, and great conversations. Stay tuned for more pictures and stories!

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Check out our resources page.
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