Looking to Save Money on Gas? You’ve come to the right place! We can ALL use tips on ways to trim the excess from our budgets. It’s that time of year again where gas prices rise in anticipation of all those trips everyone will be taking, so strategies to save money on gas are especially helpful for drivers. My family always sees an increase in our fuel budget in the Spring and Summer. It’s bad enough that I’m buying new warm-weather clothes for my entire household and paying school registration stuff for next fall already, so I’m always looking for ways to keep costs elsewhere on our financial spreadsheet at bay. Check out these tips I’ve compiled and evaluated for you: How to Save Money on Gas Be sure to follow my Herd Management Travel Board on Pinterest for even more articles on making your vacations the best ever!
Being Prepared is one of the best methods of surviving any situation, and being stranded in your car is no exclusion. Even if you’re not stranded, there are certainly other hiccups that are bound to happen when you travel with your family (or drive across town!) and having the right tool to alleviate the problem at hand can be worth its weight in gold. I’ve compiled a list of invaluable items to keep in your car, and although certain ones may sound silly, just remember that I have a very good reason for including the ones that I included, even Kitty Litter, and my article explains why each of them are crucial. Go check out the heavily-researched article I’ve written, Car Emergency Checklist and Advice, and get busy adding these items to your kit. Did I miss any “must-have” items that you keep in your Car Emergency Kit? Let me know over on the Herd Management Facebook Page! You could be doing us all a huge favor by sharing your knowledge!
Roadtrip games are a valuable tool anytime you’re transporting kids from place to place. It’s almost time for Spring Break, which means family vacations, which means kids will be trapped in the car for hours while you drive from Point A to Point B. This is also the time of year when Spring Sports like baseball and softball keep many families like ours in the road with endless practices and games. My kids are pretty well-behaved (sometimes) but there’s only so much drama-free, pleasant riding time that they can muster, and a distraction becomes necessary. WAY necessary. I don’t always have DVD players and books at the ready, so it’s a great idea to know of a few “prop-free” games to put into play when things get hostile in the car. Here’s a great list of games that we love and have had good luck turning a hellish car-situation into a tolerable one: Sanity-Saving RoadTrip Games Did I miss any good ones that you love? Let me know on the Herd Management Facebook page! You might save my life when my games have lost their luster.