Travel Tips?

Travel Tips?

I just found out that I get a few days break in which I may be able to finally get down to Nashville (I'm in Columbus, OH). I've been researching costs of travel for short-notice as this is and am finding $250+ flights and about that for greyhound. I found one person on craigslist who said she'd drive it and even let me bring my dog (10 lbs, stays in his case or on lap). She said it'd be $100....then she said it'd be $100, plus another $100 for the dog, plus I'd have to pay for all the gas and a whole bunch of other misc. totaling $750. Any ideas on cheap travel? I could possibly drive it (it's 6 hrs) but I've never driven that far before, not to mention doing so alone with just the dog. I just thought I'd ask here and see if anyone had inexpensive trip tips and/or tips for someone driving that many hours alone for the first time. thanks! edit: I'd be staying with a friend, so no costs to having the dog or hotel issues.
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