Calling home from the US.....
You can put money in pay-phones, call from your hotel, use your mobile or use a calling card.. You also can buy prepaid calling cards at shops, gas stations and newsstands.
Some of the above can result in a search for small change or lead to high telephone costs.
Unique Suggestions: Some prepaid cards has good rates to but be aware for hidden fees like starting costs or payphone costs. But mostly are cheaper then putting quarters in a phone.
Another ways is calling collect if you know the number to call.
Fun Alternatives: We us a calling card in our case it is from telegroup direct, but there are more companies who supplies these cards.
With this card you call a free number and then your card number after this you can call home at a much nicer rate you would get elsewhere. The card itself is free no annual fees you'll only pay when you use it, and billing takes place afterward, so no need to find quarters....
If you know a cheaper card please let us know, we do call a lot on our travels so saving on this is welcome.
- Budget Travel
If you do run low on gas, the...
If you do run low on gas, the nearest gas station from the Mitchel Caverns in in Fenner, about 24 miles away.
Because this gas station is the only one around for miles, they charge $1.99 per gallon for regular unleaded. My local station at the time charged only $1.09 per gallon.
Keep an eye on your cars...
Keep an eye on your cars temperature when traveling through the desert, there are signs next to the road urging you to shut of the airconditioning to prevent overheating. We kept the airco on and had no problems but i know people who ended up stranded near the roadside with a overheated car. Be sure to take a few gallons of water with you so you can AFTER WAITING FOR A WHILE ELSE STEAMING HOT WATER WILL BE BLOWN IN YOUR FACE refill the cooling system of your car.