Tips to Cut Your Holiday Travel Budget

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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 3:32 am, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

(StatePoint) Traveling this season? You’ll be in good company. Of the 43.4 million estimated Thanksgiving travelers who journeyed 50 miles or more, 90 percent were expected to do so by automobile, according to 2013 AAA projections. But if your budget is tight, you’re probably looking for ways to cut back on travel expenses.

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For those driving, here are a few penny pinching ideas:

• Pack snacks and beverages for the road.

• Improve your fuel efficiency by accelerating and decelerating gently, and not overloading the car unnecessarily.

• Plan a route that avoids toll roads.

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