This article on how to plan a weekend getaway originally appeared in Say Insurance. Read the full article here.
Not every trip has to cost a fortune. Getting away — even if just a few towns over — for the weekend can be just as exciting and enriching as a trip abroad.
Whether you’re going up the mountains, taking a road trip to the beach, or vineyard hopping nearby, weekend trips can provide a much needed break from the stresses of life. While weekend trips can be spontaneous, it’s smart to plan ahead of your journey as much as you can.
Making a detailed itinerary of the places you want to visit will help you to make the most of your short trip. Researching ahead also gives you an idea of how much things cost, allowing you to budget better. If you’re taking your car, ensure that all the maintenance is up to date to avoid breakdowns along the way. Check out the graphic below for more advice on how to plan a weekend getaway.