Okay, I need some of you budget experts to help me out with my "travel to/from Orlando" expenses. First, some basics. I am the only driver in the family. It's me, my mother, and my little girl. It's around 900 miles from here to Disney. I plan to drive down over two days, which (with stopping for breaks) is around 8 hours per day of driving. Coming back, we plan to drive home over three days, taking it a bit easier, maybe enjoying the town we stay over in a little bit. I've gotten it broken down like this: $400 (food on road. I do plan to have a bit of this left over at the end of trip.) $200 (gas) $400 (three nights hotels. One going down, two coming back.) So, that's $1000 for coming/going. ALSO, we are planning to rent a car, and Enterprise (the ONLY rental place available in my area) has quoted me $802, this is with a AAA discount, and with their damage waiver thing. Without the damage waiver, the quote was $454. I figure someone's suggestion will be "just fly!". I am scared of flying (yes, I have done it before) but not totally opposed to it. (my little girl doesn't want to fly, either.) Plus, I like to drive. Also, it's over 2 hours to get to the nearest airport, then I'd have to pay for parking there for my trip, etc. Overall I really don't want the flying option. Can any budget geniuses out there help me with this?