Even if you play sports just for the fun of it, there are probably times when you need to travel for the game. Maybe you just need to check out a new park with a tennis court a town over, or maybe you’re meeting up with a group of golf buddies in another state. When it comes to traveling for the sports and games you love, you want to make sure you’re doing it safely and wisely.
There are a few things that will come in handy. A good smartphone with some useful apps will help out, or at least a GPS, and having a reliable vehicle that has room for your gear but won’t cost you an arm and a leg in gasoline.
Get Good Gas Prices
If you travel a good deal for your sport, you’re going to want to invest in a smartphone and download an app that can help you find the best gas prices no matter where you’re traveling. This can be a savings that adds up over time. Us the app you’ve chosen to find the best gas prices every time you need to fill up.
If you’re staying overnight on your sporting travels, you can also use your phone to find the best deal on a room, and maybe even coupons for dollars off your meals wherever you chose to eat. Why go broke just to do something you love when your smartphone is waiting there full of all kinds of savings deals?
Invest In The Right Vehicle
You also want to invest in the right vehicle. You want something that saves you money on gas, but still has room for all of your sports equipment. You’d probably be amazed at the number of things you can fit in a small hatchback vehicle, so don’t discount the idea of getting a compact car right off the bat.
When you’re out car shopping, don’t be afraid to take your hockey sticks or your golf clubs with you so that you can see if they fit. At least take some measurements of your gear, length and width, so you can measure the backs of the vehicles you’re looking into. Hatchbacks are always better than a trunk!
Know Where You’re Going
You’ll save a lot of time and money on your travels if you know where you’re going and you aren’t having to continually turn around because you missed your turn. If your smartphone doesn’t have a good GPS system, invest in a stand alone system for your vehicle. Keep the sound on it so you never miss another turn.
You might not think that missing your turn would cost much money, but for some people time is money. If you’re on your way to a bowling tournament and yu being late might forfeit your team’s chances, wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to be there on time?