Long distance travel often comes with challenges, especially with families traveling together. It will be tough for any parent to maintain keeping everyone happy throughout the duration of time spent in the car. An often-overlooked challenge for traveling families, however, is finding parking throughout their time on the road. In fact, it’s so troubling that it contributes to nearly 17 hours a year, for the average person to spend in the search of parking. This doesn’t even necessarily have to be related to streets, lots, or garages being at capacity. Sometimes certain vehicle models won’t fit in a specific spot, or the parking is seemingly too far away from the destination. Whatever the case might be, any time wasted searching for parking can have a negative impact on your family’s travel plans, namely in regard to staying punctual with set schedules and itineraries. While this time certainly impacts travel plans, it can leave a mark on your vehicle’s fuel economy as well. In hopes of ensuring that your family’s travel plans remain memorable for the good reasons and not the bad, be sure to continue reading on to the infographic for more information on the ways that families can save on gas money and decrease the environmental impact on their vehicle while traveling.