If you’re planning a road trip or are going to be living in a van full-time (like we did! And when you take into account gas and food, our road trip budget can be blown in a matter of days if you aren’t careful. During our road trip, we tracked our spending and we learned quite a few road trip budget tricks and hacks that helped us save money and stick to a budget. And as it turns out, you don't need to spend a fortune to have an incredible road trip around the United States. How much does a USA road trip cost?