Taking your pooch camping? We compiled a list of the top five things you need to buy before you go! Some of it’s fun, some of it’s for safety and some of it’s just plain silly. Hunker down, because we’re getting started.
Gas prices are one of those unifying topics. When it’s low, we all love to rejoice. When it’s high we all love to complain. Sometimes it feels like you can never tell how high gas prices will climb. One thing you can be sure of is they will never be as low as when you were little.
Gas for a big RV is a big expense. That’s why we’re giving you 5 tips to help save you money on gas. Read through and let us know how you save some green in your RV.
1. The Local Watering Hole
Use an app or a website like GasBuddy.com to help find the cheapest gas prices near your campsite. Try to fill up there on your way out or your way back to camp. This will prevent you from leaving camp and getting stuck paying higher prices somewhere else. Unless of course the lower prices are somewhere else, then you should head there if it makes more sense.
2. Pressure in Tires- Pressure Off Wallets
Here’s the scoop. It takes more energy for under inflated tires to roll than it does for properly inflated tires. More energy means more gas and more wear on your RV. Keep some quarters handy so you can fill up quickly at gas stations. It only takes a few seconds, but it will help preserve your tires and save you some money on gas.
3. Think of the Journey
Try to think of your trip in terms of the journey, not the destination. It can be tempting to skip into the left lane and speed through traffic, but try to go a reasonable speed. The less pedal you put to the medal, the less green you’ll kiss goodbye.
4. Plan the Journey
Have you ever been lost? It’s annoying and difficult. Even with the modern invention of GPS, you might get stuck inside a gas station asking Bob for directions. This could include any number of confusing anecdotes and dizzying turns. All the while your gas is slipping away. Plan your route, check traffic patterns, make sure the roads aren’t close and have happier travels. Plus, you’ll save gas not driving all over the place.
5. Be Wise
We’ll admit we aren’t experts in saving money on gas, but our friends over at the Gypsy Journal have tons of extra tips that will help you save at the pump. Check out tips for saving gas money and start your next adventure!
In Florida, we love Fall Festivals! No matter where you are in Florida there’s sure to be a fantastic festival just waiting for you. Where will you end up?
Pirates of the High Seas Fest – Panama City, FL – October 9-10, 2015
Starke Bikefest – Starke, FL – October 9-10, 2015
Daytona Blues Festival – Daytona, FL – October 9-11, 2015
Havana Florida Pumpkinfest – Havana, FL – October 10, 2015
Bear Creek Music Festival – Live Oak – Oct 1-4, 2015
Amelia Island Jazz Festival – Fernandina Beach, FL – October 8-11, 2015
Mount Dora Bicycle Festival – Oct 9-11, 2015
Freak Show Horror Film Fest – Orlando, FL – October 9-11, 2015
Biketoberfest – Daytona Beach, Florida – October 15-18, 2015
Magnolia Fest – Live Oak, FL – October 15-18, 2015
Clearwater Jazz Holiday – Clearwater, FL – October 15-18, 2015
Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival – Sandestin, Florida – October 16-17, 2015
Fantasy Fest – Key West, FL – October 16-25, 2015
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival – Niceville, FL – October 16-18, 2015
DeSoto Pumpkin Festival – Desoto, FL – October 17-18, 2015
Micanopy Fall Festival – Micanopy, FL – October 31 – November 1, 2015
Wings and Wildflowers Festival – Leesburg, FL – October 2-4, 2015
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival – St. Marks, FL – October 24, 2015
John’s Pass Seafood Festival – Madeira Beach, FL – October 23-25, 2015
Destin Seafood Festival, Florida – Destin, FL – October 2-4, 2015
Cooter Festival – Oct 24-25, 2015
Pensacola Interstate Fair – Pensacola, FL – October 22 – November 1, 2015
Capital Jazz Super Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 24 – November 1, 2015
Fest 13 Band Festival- Gainesville, Florida – October 30 – November 1, 2015
Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 31, 2015
Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival – Delray Beach – Nov 7-8, 2015
Florida Surf Film Festival – Nov 6-7, 2015
Sarasota Chalk Festival – Venice, FL – Nov 9-16, 2015
Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival – Palatka, FL – November 12-14, 2015
Native Rhythms Festival – Melbourne, FL – Nov 12-15, 2015
Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival – Nov 13-15, 2015
Miami Book Fair International – November 15-22, 2015
Treasure Coast Beer Fest – Fort Pierce, FL – November 21, 2015