#ZebraChat on May 9: Budget-Friendly Road Trips


ZebraChat Budget-Friendly Road Trips

Ah, that summer feeling! Yeah, we know it’s not quite summer yet, but for many, the end of the school year and the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend kick off the annual pursuit of adventure – perhaps even on the open road.

To say that road trips are fun is an understatement. Loading up the car and traveling far and away (or maybe just to the nearest swimming hole) can be a great way to spend a vacation without breaking the bank. At Quoted, we’ve helped readers plan the perfect road trip and even recommended fun road trip games for the whole family, but we haven’t gone into the nitty gritty of road trip planning. That is, until now. We’ve invited some experts to help you plan your next budget-friendly road trip during our next #ZebraChat.

What is #ZebraChat?

#ZebraChat is The Zebra’s monthly Twitter chat where we discuss things like personal finance, insurance, cars, tech, and more. Here are the details on May’s #ZebraChat:

When: Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. CT

Topic: Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

Hosted by: The Zebra and Neil Richardson

Featured Guests: @GasBuddy and @oneweirdglobe

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ZebraChat to participate. Join our chat rooms on tchat.io or #TweetChat to keep up with the discussion.

May #ZebraChat participants will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the chat. #ZebraChat participants must also be following @TheZebraCo to win.

About Our #ZebraChat Featured Guests

GasBuddy provides accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. A pioneer for crowdsourced data, GasBuddy offers gas insights, money-saving tips, user-submitted station reviews and awesome road trip guides.

One Weird Globe is your home for off-the-beaten-path destinations. What started off as a blog about traveling through South Korea now focusing on exploring oddball travel destinations and the long-term expat/nomad lifestyle.

May #ZebraChat Questions: Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

Q1.) Tell us about your experience! Are you a road trip newbie or veteran?
Q2.) Why are road trips a great option for budget-friendly vacationers?
Q3.) When planning a road trip, which comes first: budget or destination? Why?
Q4.) What websites, apps, resources do you defer to when planning a road trip?
Q5.) Itineraries: yea or nay?
Q6.) What are some easy ways to cut expenses?
Q7.) What are some absolute must-haves to take on a road trip?
Q8.) What are some of common pitfalls or rookie mistakes to avoid?
Q9.) Any other road trip advice you’d like to share?

New to Twitter Chats? Here’s How to Participate

We’ll share a series of numbered questions (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.). Share your reply with “A” and the question number. Don’t forget to use the #ZebraChat hashtag, so we can find your response.

For example: If you’re responding to Q1, you might reply:

A1 I’m a road trip pro. My family embarked on a two-week long road trip every summer. #ZebraChat

Or:

A1 I’ve never gone on a road trip, but I’ve watched National Lampoon’s Vacation >100 times. I’m basically a Griswold. #ZebraChat

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! After the chat we’ll share some highlights of the conversation right here on Quoted.

So save the date! Join us next week as we kick off summer vacation mode with budget-friendly travel tips!

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