March 30th, 2019 by

Whether your vacation is at the beach, in the mountains, or just down the street, now is the time to start thinking about your transportation needs. Minivans are pretty common rentals in the spring and summer months, so consider booking sooner rather than later to avoid paying a higher rate as demand increases.

Most minivans can hold at least seven, if not eight, people. It mostly depends on whether the van’s second row of seating is a bench seat or bucket seats (similar to the front two seats). Don’t forget that you also have to fit all the luggage, and stuff, for eight people too. And some people need more than one cup holder! If you’re not sure what will suit your needs best, contact our van rental office so we can help you determine what kind of transportation you need for your vacation.

Does your spring break consist of family and friends visiting you here? Then consider renting a van so that everyone can ride together to hit the bourbon trail or take a day trip to Mammoth Cave. Most consumers don’t consider their rental needs when they stay put and people come to visit them, but a vehicle that can hold everyone comfortably really can make for a fantastic experience for everyone involved.

Create a budget before making any reservations, including the transportation. Add about 10 percent to your total budget for unforeseen expenses while you’re at it. Now that you have a budget in mind, you can break that down across the length of the trip to determine how long of a vacation you can afford. For example, if your budget is $1,200 and you want to be gone for five days, you can spend about $240 per day (including transportation, lodging, food, entertainment, souvenirs, etc.). A vacation doesn’t have to be two weeks in the Smokies, complete with a chalet at the top of a mountain. It can be a long weekend getaway to the Newport Aquarium, with a private room you found on Airbnb.

A little planning, coupled with the willpower to stick to a budget, paves the way for memories you’ll have for years to come. Don’t forget to take a road-trip selfie in your Sternberg minivan!

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