Looking to Hit the Road This Summer? You Can Rent an RV for $1 Per Day

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Gas prices aren't getting any cheaper, but that isn't stopping vacationers from hitting the road this summer. The American road trip is making a comeback, and some savvy travelers have figured out how to save money while racking up miles.

According to ThePointsGuy.com, you can find RV rentals for as low as $1 a day as long as your departure date and destination are fairly flexible. That's because it costs RV rental companies a lot of money to transport their vehicles across the country from one branch to another, and as a result, many are willing to offer heavily discounted rates to drivers who will do the work for them.

Author Katie Genter writes that she was able to rent a five-person RV for a "relocation rental" of $1 per day, on top of being reimbursed for gas and receiving a $100 travel allowance. The only catch? These deals are typically advertised just a day or two before the company needs the vehicle, so you'll need to be ready to hit the road at a moment's notice.

One website, imoova.com, advertises discounted relocation rates for RV, camper, and car rentals in the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. You can select your country and choose from one of the journeys listed, or enter your pick-up location, drop-off location, and the number of passengers to find a trip that best suits your needs.

Another service, Transfercar, primarily advertises discounted car rentals with pick-ups in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Some rental companies, like Apollo RV, Jucy, and Cruise America, offer relocation deals directly on their websites. (If you do spot a deal on Imoova, Transfercar, or another third-party site, ThePointsGuy.com recommends checking the original rental company's website to see if you can book it directly through them, because they'll sometimes offer additional incentives.)

No special license is needed to drive an RV, but most companies require drivers to be at least 21 years old, and some prohibit pets and young children from riding along. If you're in need of a little guidance, check out the best and worst states for summer road trips based on road conditions, gas prices, and notable attractions.

[h/t ThePointsGuy.com]

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.