Budget Savvy Tips For Lodging On Last-Minute Road Trips
We’ve got the perfect list of Budget Savvy Tips For Lodging On Last-Minute Road Trips. I am the queen of the spur-of-the-moment road trip and over the years I’ve perfected the art of taking a trip with no planning ahead of time and it’s easier than you think thanks to these budget savvy tips for lodging on last-minute road trips. When my son moved from California to Florida, the plan was to fly him to Florida and then once he was there, to ship him his car but shipping a car to someone is not as easy as it sounds so when I returned home Monday night at 11:00 pm I decided that I’d just drive it to him instead and Tuesday morning at 7:00 am I was on the road. Luckily, we had already had the car serviced and checked in anticipation of his move but with road maps in hand, and a cooler filled with snacks, I hit the road on my grand adventure.
There are many ways to find accommodations, but what if you are already on the road and don’t have pre-planned accommodations? A lot will depend on your destination, your budget, and how close to comfort you have to be. Some accommodations can be quite pleasant, while others can be a nightmare for those who are taking a road trip.
There are several solutions to find places to stay even if you are looking for a more rugged down to earth place, a more expensive place to be pampered, or even someplace in the middle. Are you looking for a couch to sleep on, or a full-fledged hotel room full of amenities? That is an interesting question to ponder.
Follow along to find the perfect place for your stay as you travel on the road.
Twitter Is Your Best Friend
Because this journey was truly done on a whim, I had not even thought about where I was going to stay along the way or if I would drive for 8 hours a day or 14 hours so Twitter became my very best friend. Each night as I approached what I thought was a good stopping and resting point for the night, I got on Twitter and connected with my favorite hotel chains, told them my plight and asked what they might have available.
All of the major hotels have fabulous 24/7 customer service via Twitter and within minutes, they not only had gotten back to me but arranged for some amazing places to stay. In New Orleans, the Hyatt
arranged for me to be in the heart of the French Quarter, made sure my room was overlooking the courtyard and not the street so I could get some rest and even made dinner reservations for me. It was a dream come true.
From Hilton to Hyatt to Marriot to Holiday, each and every hotel I stayed at along the way made sure I was welcomed like an old-time friend at a price that fit my budget.
Budget Savvy Ways to Find Lodging On The Road
The budget can be largely affected by finding the right place to stay as you travel. There are a couple of different ways to find a cheap or free dwelling to rest your head at night. Camping, CouchSurfing, and cheap motels are just a variance of options for someone looking to save a few dollars on a road trip.
AllStays is an application available on Apple devices. Allstays offers a way to search with minimal access to internet places that allow free or minimal fees for camping. Allstays offers a number of filters that allow you to search the type of camping accommodations you are looking for. You can find cheap or free places to throw up a tent and have a rugged type of shelter for the night.
Couchsurfing is an app that connects you with like-minded travelers. If you are ready to hit the road and meet new friends along the way, Couchsurfing is the perfect way to do it. People offer their residence or sofa for you to stay, while you continue on your adventure. This app is available for Android and Apple devices.
Searching For The Comforts Of Home
If roughing it on your travels, isn’t your style, then why not find all the comforts of home on your road trip? There are ways with technology to find your home away from home with minimal searching efforts. Cozy to extravagant, you won’t have to search high and low to be able to rest your head in comfort.
Airbnb is an app that allows you to find and rent people’s real homes. If only for a night or an extended stay, Airbnb lets you search internationally for the perfect accommodations to suit your needs.
Momondo is a free service that will let you search all the last-minute and cheap hotels all over the place. If you want the convenience of sleeping in comfort, Momondo can help you find the perfect place for you to rest your head at night after a long day of traveling on the road.
Bring Comfort With You, No Searching Necessary
While searching for the ultimate place to stay as you travel may be quite a chore. Why don’t you bring your home with you as you travel? RVshare is an app that allows you to search for recreational vehicles for rent. If you want to eliminate the search for lodging while you are traveling, take your shelter with you on the road.
Trips with no planning just got easier with these simple and easy-to-use budget-savvy tips for lodging on last-minute road trips. Are you the ultimate planner or are you throwing caution to the wind and go with the flow? What are your best no planning tips?