Over the next four days, I will show you how we saved money on our trip.
The first way we saved money on this trip is that we found a location that wasn’t too far from home. Todd and I love the mountains, so I pulled up a map online and noticed the Monongahela National Forest not too far away. It was actually 4 hours and 15 minutes away to be exact. Instead of taking Todd’s vehicle, which averages 28 MPG, we took this cute little thing:
She gets anywhere from 38-45MPG. On this trip, because we were so loaded, she got 38MPG on average, costing us less than $75 round trip in gasoline.
Next, I went to find lodging. I am sure there were hotels that we could have stayed at for $80/night with a continental breakfast. Instead, we found this cabin on 46 acres of land:
One selling point of the cabin was that it was pet-friendly! That alone saved us $20/day in kennel costs.
This was Lana’s first long ride in the car.