Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: How to Road Trip on a Budget

If you’re traveling home for the holidays, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, don’t spend all your time looking for cheap flight. Driving can often be a viable option. This year, 39.1 million travelers are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, according to the AAA Thanksgiving 2012 Travel Trend Report.

If you plan it correctly, driving can save you time and money. Watch as Travel Correspondent Alyssa Caverley offers her four-step holiday driving plan with solutions to dealing with bad weather, using gas efficiently, and making it to your destination safe and sound and in time for turkey.

For more money-saving secrets check out the first three parts of the Know Before You Go series including how to find affordable accommodations, how to travel home for less, and when to upgrade an economy seat.

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By Alyssa Caverley for

Shot using a Sony HDR AX-2000 HD camera.