lialab wrote:This is not from a past travel but a future one, In fact, we are planning a road trip to U.S.A. for next summer. Heading southwest to Texas to see some relatives living there (we are aware that it is quite hot there in late July but we love hot weather), then a little further south to Corpus Christie or Galveston back to northeast either to Myrtle beach or Virginia Beach, and our last stop to Philadelphia to visit with our goddaughter and finally back home. I guess I will have a ton a photos and souvenirs when we return
Here is a tip I learned from travelling with my brother from Ontario to Florida that you may not have known that could help save you money on your trip.
Stop at the welcome centre at the entrance to each State and pick up the different hotels booklets. Then when you are ready to call it a night you can look in the booklet to find the hotel with the price that suits you where you are on the roads!
I had no idea till my brother told me! Your States are so small we sometimes had to judge if that was one we would be driving through during the day so as to not waste time stopping and picking up a booklet we would never use.
Hopefully someone out there will find this tip useful!
Only one hotel claimed they had no more 'coupon' rooms left but when we motioned to leave she gave it to us! The people in front of us in line paid more than double than what we were charged - we overheard the amounts - so this can be huge savings!