We have the key to seeing the country while still saving with five of the most affordable road trips from across the U.S., and the tips for traveling on a budget.

According to Mary McCoy of MoneyCrashers, the cheapest way to road trip is to find a stretch of highway close to home and take advantage of free or low-cost sightseeing and camping.

While you rack up miles, start saving at the pump when you join the Fuel Rewards® program. Earn Fuel Rewards® savings when you dine out at a participating dining location or grab coffee and snacks at a participating Shell convenience store.* Plus, from now until June 4, 2017, you can also earn 10¢/gallon after every 8-gallon fill-up with Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline.**

  1. Columbia River Highway in Oregon
    This scenic 48-mile road trip takes you from Portland to the Hood River. Along the way, take in views of the wildlife. Enjoy popular attractions, such as the Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Lock and Dam, free of charge. The drive may only take three to five hours; however, many visitors extend their trip in order experience all that this National Historic Landmark has to offer.
  2. Historic Route 66
    Despite its decommissioning, Historic Route 66 continues to be an iconic road trip route. One of the most popular stretches runs through New Mexico and Arizona, offering a glimpse of American history in the form of landmarks, restaurants and filling stations along the way. Book your hotel through the Fuel Rewards® program and earn 5¢ per gallon for every $50.00 you spend. *** Visit fuelrewards.com/travel to learn more.
  3. Route 100 in Vermont
    Often called the best foliage drive in Vermont, Route 100 is perfect for a fall road trip. This route through the Green Mountains is the state’s second longest byway, including 20 towns. In addition to incredible views, Route 100 offers access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking and skiing.
  4. U.S. Route 1 in Florida
    For those looking to escape the cooler weather, U.S. Route 1 in Florida offers a road trip to a warmer climate. This route stretches 545 miles, from Maine to the Florida Keys. Enjoy coastal views in Florida, as you pass through Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville.
  5. Pacific Coast Highway 1 in California
    On the opposite coast, explore the length of California on Pacific Coast Highway 1. This route boasts a variety of destinations for visitors of all ages. It’s also home to the iconic and low-cost attractions such as the Bixby Bridge and the Point Sur Lighthouse. Only 24 miles long, Pacific Coast Highway 1 can be completed in a day.

*Redeem Fuel Rewards® savings with your Fuel Rewards® card or Alt ID at participating Shell stations. Fuel savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. Dispenser may require a price of up to 10.9 cents per gallon. For purchases of $75 or more, please go inside to pay. Unbranded diesel and alternative fuels may not be eligible. The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply.

**Restrictions apply. To qualify for this offer you must 1) be a Fuel Rewards® member; 2) swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID when you fuel at a participating Shell station; and 3) purchase at least 8 gallons or more of Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline between June 6 and June 4, 2017. After every qualifying purchase, you will receive a 10¢/gal reward. Rewards will be added to your Fuel Rewards® account immediately after making a qualifying fuel purchase. The Fuel Rewards® savings earned through this offer expire on the last day of the month immediately following the month in which they are earned. Redeem Fuel Rewards® savings with your Fuel Rewards® card or Alt ID at participating Shell stations. Fuel savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. Dispenser may require a price of up to 10.9 cents per gallon. For purchases of $75 or more, please go inside to pay. Unbranded diesel and alternative fuels may not be eligible. The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

*** In order to receive Fuel Rewards® savings for your travel purchases, you must complete your purchase after clicking through the links on fuelrewards.com/travel. By clicking to book travel you will be leaving fuelrewards.com and will be directed to affiliate website and subject to affiliate Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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