BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As the end of summer vacation nears, some families are making an effort to plan one last summertime road trip before the new school year begins.

But for the many households who are trying to stick to a budget, a road trip may seem like a costly venture.

Fortunately, there are ways to save money while taking to the open road for a family adventure.

Five suggestions are listed below.

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Spring Break is just around the corner, which means many families will be hitting the road in search of fun and adventure. While traveling with kids is always ambitious, driving comes with its own challenges, and being prepared can mean the difference between creating wonderful family memories or enduring a miserably long ride. Here are nine


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