Take a Road Trip

Planning a budget road trip

The links below are to the most current posts as of October 2015.

Part 1: The Basics (no changes from the 2011 original)
  • What is a road trip? 
  • What's a budget road trip? 

Part 2: Lodging
  • Staying with friends
  • Couchsurfing
  • Sleeping in the car
  • Camping
  • Staying in a motel
  • Hostels
  • Informal B and Bs

Part 3: Food and Drink 
  • Restaurants
  • Picnic style
  • Beverages
  • Healthy eating on the road

Part 4: Pack List

The six categories for road trip packing: 
  1. Personal
  2. Picnic
  3. Road-trip comfort
  4. Emergency
  5. Camping, if applicable
  6. Tourist gear 
Part 5: Loose Ends 
  • Common budget busters
  • Take your own car or take a rental? 
  • Ask to see the room
  • Mile markers, exit signs, and odd/even highways
  • Road-tripping while brown

Part 6: Road Trip Technology (new in 2015)
  • My biases
  • Technical gear recommendations
  • Power recommendations
  • Road trip apps

Louisiana Road Trip: 2011-2012

Mississippi Road Trip: 2011

Out West Road Trip: 2010

Part 1: Tulsa: On Things Oklahoman and Vodka, Lime, and Soda
Part 2: Oklahoma City: Cowboys, Indians, and Boston Rob
Part 3: OKC to Canyon City: Plain Beauty
Part 4: Canyon City: Palo Duro and Beauty Repair
Part 5: Carlsbad: Cows Just Don't Like Carol
Part 6: Carlsbad Caverns, Chihuahuan Desert, and the Hot Enchilada
Part 7: Guadalupe Mountains. Crossing Las Cruces Off the List.
Part 8: Alamogordo: Pistachios and Pecans  
Part 9: Alamogordo: White Sands, Walmart, and Lent-Edible Capybara
Part 10: Silver City via Legendary Chope's and a Special Rest Area
Part 11: Silver City: Averting an Implosion
Part 12: Truth or Consequences: Soak, Snack, Nap. Repeat.
Part 13: More Craven Loitering
Part 14: Truth or Consequences: True Grit
Part 15: Socorro: Camino Real and the Unreal Fort Craig
Part 16: Socorro: San Miguel, the Fires of Hell, Then Home

My Second Solo Road Trip: 2000

My Second Solo Road Trip: Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

My First Solo Road Trip: 1995

My First Solo Road Trip: The Black Hills, South Dakota

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