How to Plan a Couple’s Adventure Trip That’s Both Magical and Affordable

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Guest post by Zack Spring

Traveling grows wonder, expands horizons, and enriches lives. It shakes up the daily routine and helps you to see life differently. For couples, traveling together means growing together, strengthening your bond, and building your dreams. If you and your partner want to experience adventure travel but are on a budget, you are in luck. Here, you will find ways to make travel doable on almost any income.

Start With a Plan

When the adventure bug hits, it’s hard to ignore. However, sometimes our budget does not give way to immediate travel. As soon as possible, start setting money aside for travel. Designate funds from every source of income that are to be used on travel expenses only. When the time for your magical trip arrives, this will give you the flexibility and freedom to spend the money you set aside without guilt.

Prepare Your Car

You don’t need to travel across the world for a wonderful travel experience. As Gapyear explains, a good amount of adventurous travel is just a car ride away. From beaches to mountains or getting your kicks on Route 66, there is something for everyone.

But first, prep your car by doing the following:

  • Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. This is a good time to shop around for top coverage at reasonable prices. Research dependable companies and make sure they have good AM Best financial strength ratings.
  • Take your car in for service and maintenance. This can prevent costly repairs and prevent delays in your travel.
  • Make sure all filters are replaced.
  • Ensure all fluids are filled (motor oil, radiator, brake, power steering, transmission, and windshield).
  • Check that the brake pads are intact.
  • Ensure your tires are road-ready, which includes making sure that they have adequate tread for all types of weather, that they have enough pressure, and that they are rotated.
  • Replace the bulbs in interior and exterior lights.
  • Outfit your vehicle with an emergency kit.

Make Reservations in Advance

While some spontaneity can add spark to your trip, booking hotels, plane tickets, car rentals, and RV campsites in advance will make traveling easier and more relaxing. Websites like Priceline allow you to book all your traveling needs in one spot and help you to get the best deals. And when you combine Priceline deals with cash back opportunities and promotions, you can score even deeper savings.

Consider Traveling Alternatives

If you want to take your time visiting sites and enjoying a good road trip, a perfect way for couples to get away is to travel by RV. As NerdWallet notes, RVs allow you to explore while providing the convenience of having your lodging and transportation in one spot. You can stop along the way for great hiking, running trails, and rock climbing. You also get the added benefit of being able to save money and eat healthy by preparing some or all of your meals in the RV.

RVPlusYou has a wide array of RV rentals that are ready to be delivered and set up at your location of choice. Checkout our website to book an affordable RV rental for your couple’s vacation.

Experience the Outdoors

Many of the most beautiful travel destinations are free. For those seeking adventure travel, camping can allow you to embrace the outdoors and the wonders of nature. It’s inexpensive and is a great opportunity for you and your partner to connect. Hiking, rafting, climbing, and zip-lining are all fun ways to experience the outdoors and get your heart pumping. And at the end of the day, round things out with a cozy campfire and a comfortable RV or camper waiting for you. The next day you’ll be well-rested and ready to conquer the next phase of adventure!

Travel is the perfect way to strengthen and enrich any relationship. One wonderful thing about adventure travel is that it doesn’t have to be expensive. With sound planning and thinking outside the box, you can have a thrilling experience and save money along the way.

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