#VANLIFE – 5 tips to save money on the road !

Travelling can be really expensive if you don’t pay attention to your spendings. We have noticed some things we can save money on during our life on the road. There is no magic words unfortunately but this is just about having common sense !

 

Drive slower

Gas is our main spending on the road. We take our time to travel but we have to drive to go further ! So if we want to save some money, we don’t use motorways. No motorway fees, and we drive slower. Here is the key to save money.

 

 

Find wild free camping place

Since we have decided to travel with our campervan, we both agree about finding wild free places instead of going on classic campsites. We choose freedom. We stayed in a charged camping just once. We prefer being alone with nature. And good news, it’s free ! You can travel for a long time and never pay for sleeping.

 

Wash your clothes yourself

Instead of going on a laundry, you can wash your clothes yourself. If you have time, if the sunny is shining and if you have space, it’s better to wash yourself. You just need water, household soap and a basin, let’s go ! It’s cheaper than laundry, isn’t it ?
However, you’ll need to go to the laundry if you need to wash your sheets or towels. But it’s a good way to save money.

 

 

Find free water

We are using water everyday. We need it to drink, to cook, to clean ourselves… We have 3 jerrycans of 20 l each and we have to fill them every 2 or 3 days. We find water in public wc, petrol station, beaches, motorways, cemeteries etc. It’s not so hard to find it actually !

 

Get away from the town center

When we are in town we try to avoid expensive car parks. We prefer getting far from the town center and walk. We are not stressed by the parking meter, we can stay in the center as long as we want. If you have a bike, you can use it to go to cities center, it’s easier and cheaper than car parks !

All these tips are common sense ! We just try to care about our budget to enjoy much longer our journeys. We can go to the restaurant, or do some extra activities thanks to this money.

 

And what about YOUR tips to save money on the road ?

 

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