We do road trips from CT to WI to visit family (long, long drive LOL!). The things we do to save money include: packing our own food in a cooler (especially drinks, chips, snacks, which cost a fortune on the road!); use our AAA or other group discounts for any hotels, etc. that we frequent during our trip; have AAA do a trip-tik so we can avoid road construction (which wastes gas and time); fill up the car and air up the tires, etc. before we leave to ensure we're getting the best mileage we can; pack a "goodie bag" for the kids for every hour or two hours we think they'll be awake while we're driving. The goodie bags can include small toys, coloring books, fun snacks we don't usually get at home, etc. I usually hit the dollar store, clearance bins, etc. for the "goodie bag" items; we also pack things like pack-n-plays if they kids need them b/c many times the items provided by hotels haven't been cleaned and/or checked for recalls, etc. Hope you have a great trip!!