Saving money traveling was my whole ideal when I leaned that I had to go to court over my son, so this is how we traveled across Texas for around 150.00;which, includes even eating out once.Do to being on a disability check I have had to try save as much as possible on this trip, so that I would not get to far behind on my bills,since most of the time my small check only covers enough for me to pay my bills and maybe get a few small items that I want or need.
So,the one thing that saved us a lot of money on gas is that we took my husbands small S10 truck that is a lot cheaper then going in my Dodge van by using his truck we only spent 80 dollars in gas to get to Houston,TX from Oklahoma which helped us to be able save a lot of money.
In addition, my children father has a shed behind his house that he has turned into a spare bedroom, so we where able to stay there for free; which, in return saved us money because we did not having to get a motel room for the night.Plus, I got to spend more time with my children because I was able to be there when they got up until they went to bed.
Another,way that we saved money on this trip is that we did not go out to eat instead we ate what was available there;or, we bought food and cooked it there.The one time that we did go out to eat we was able to find a place that sold large pizzas for five dollars and we bought a two litter coke to share between us;instead, of spending money to go to a restaurant and eating out;which, would have cost us a lot more.The food that we had on are trip was just snack foods that we bought from a grocery store. Normally, items are cheaper if you buy from a grocery/dollar store then buying from a convenient store.Plus, it is normally always cheaper if you buy 2 litter drinks and ice compared to buying each person a few individual drinks while traveling.
One thing that we could and would have done if I had been driven was to drive under 65 miles an hr because it is a known fact that if you drive 65 miles an hour compared to driving 70 or 75 miles an hour you will save money on gas.So we was able to save on the three most expensive things while traveling which is gas, food and place to stay.If, we had not been able to save on these three things we would have spent a lot more money then just a few hundred dollars.
In conclusion, we still have to make this trip again next month since court was postponed so I am hoping to make some extra money this month and hopefully come up with some more ways to save money while traveling to court in Houston.If, you have any ideals on how to save money while traveling I would love to hear about them and I hoped that you liked reading about “Saving Money While Traveling”.
P.S If anyone would like to donate for my next trip to Houston,TX next month due to the attorney giving us the wrong address in order to go to court please feel free to do so the money would be very appreciated.