Day trips are the perfect way to travel on a budget and explore your own backyard. This simple rule of thumb will make sure they always turn out to be invigorating, fulfilling experiences, not draining ventures.
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Just because you can travel somewhere and back in a single day doesn't mean it's worth the effort. That's why Lauren Kodiak at The Kitchn recommends you never spend more (or the same) amount of time in your car as you would at your destination. If it takes three hours to get somewhere, that's six hours of driving. If you're only going to be at your destination for a couple hours, it's probably not worth the energy.
Always set a limit on how far you're willing to drive in one day before you even start making your day trip plans. The trip home is always more exhausting, so keep that in mind when as you narrow things down. You can find more great day trip tips at the link below.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Taking a Day Trip [The Kitchn]