You don’t need a lot of money in order to enjoy the adventures of life. It’s happened to all of us before, scrolling through post after post on Instagram or Facebook of friends taking epic family trips while we are stuck at home. It can be tough to have enough to pay all the bills let alone go on a trip with your family. While a trek up Mount Everest might not be in the budget this year, there are plenty of ways to have an adventure, even if you have a small budget!
Go for a hike in a place you’ve never been
Hiking is the perfect way to go on an adventure if you have a limited budget. Head out to a nearby state or national park and enjoy the great outdoors with your family! Pack a lunch and take a break for a scenic picnic during your hike for even more fun.
How about camping?
Camping is one of the best ways to save money on accommodations. Whether you are camping in an RV or in a tent in the wilderness, camping as a family can be a great way to get outdoors and make your own adventure.
Free outdoor movies
Most counties host outdoor movies throughout the spring and summer at local parks. Gather a bunch of friends and spend a night together. Get there early to have a picnic and get everyone involved in some fun. How about a game of kick ball or wiffle ball? Once it’s dark out, everyone can settle down with some snacks to watch a movie under the stars. It’s a great way to shake things and create new memories.
Be a local tourist
Make a list of places you’ve never visited in your area. There’s always a ton of free or reasonable priced places that you can uncover such as farms, festivals, gardens, playgrounds, places to fish and hike, petting zoos, museums and more.
Travel during off season to visit new locations
Skip traveling during the busy summer months or during the holidays season. You’ll save a lot of money planning a trip during the off season by finding affordable accommodation and having more flexibility! You can save thousands of dollars on your vacation just by changing your month of travel.
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- Summer bucket list challenge
- Tips for hosting a fun summer play date
- 5 ways to keep your family active
- 15 awesome days trip ideas
- 50 ways to explore nature with your kids