How to enjoy adventures on a budget
Life is for living. Life can be full of adventure. Many of us think that travelling and exploring and living the life of adventure costs a lot of money. In reality, it doesn’t have to. You can enjoy adventures on a budget, including dates, whilst sticking to the budget. Lots of people make a budget but then don’t stay within that budget. What’s the point of making one? Whatever money you can for trips, tours and travel, you can make amazing memories with the ones that you love. Let’s have a look at how to enjoy adventures on a budget.
Close To Home
You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to have an adventure. If the last 18 months has shown us anything it is that our wonderful islands that we call home have some of the most incredible coastlines and countryside locations in the world. There is something for everyone on this wonderful land and you don’t have to travel too far from home to find it. Why not use your home as a base, take a week off and find nearby locations you can visit for day trips?
You won’t need to spend any money on accommodation and you’ll be sure of a warm shower and comfortable bed to return to at the end of the day. So often we do online searches for aspirational places far from our homes, yet there are places on our doorstep that we never visit. In addition, museums, art galleries, beaches, countryside villages and even wonderful hikes. Look closer to home for adventures on a budget.
One of the biggest expenses when you are on holiday or enjoying a weekend away, can be the accommodation. If you can find affordable accommodation you can make your money go further and enjoy adventures on a budget. How exactly can you find cheap places to stay though? Well, to begin with, look at budget hotels like Travelodge and Premier In. You can often get rooms from as little as £29 a night. That’s amazing for a family room! It works out at £7.50 per person! An absolute steal for a family to enjoy comfortable beds, warm baths and a large screen TV to veg out in front of at the end of a day. Different hotels on different dates cost varying amounts. If you’re simply looking at getting away from it all, search for the cheapest rooms available. You never know where it might take you!
Other affordable accommodation includes camp sites. When did you last get the tent out of the loft and give it a good airing out? There are campsites all over the country, nearby to some amazing places you can visit. You can book campsites for as little as £20 a night, some even cheaper! Check out the wonderful Lake Distract at half term or book a camp site near the Norfolk coast in the summer. Camping is a wonderful way to keep your costs down and enjoy adventures on a budget.
Use Your Contacts
Think about the people in your life, friends, family, ex colleagues who you were close with. Where do they live? What attractions and destinations worthy of visiting are nearby where they live? Would they put you up for a couple of nights in their guest room? Maybe they work away for a week every month and you could housesit? Perhaps they have a second home or holiday accommodation that they would let you stay in? Indeed, there are people living in houses near top ski locations, award winning beaches and overlooking wonderful countryside. Those friends and extended family can be a fantastic asset when you are looking to book adventures on a budget.
How about house swapping for a week so they can explore your part of the country and you can find new places to enjoy? Why pay a stranger to stay in their property via an Airbnb when you could save that money and enjoy time with loved ones. Pulling in favours is a brilliant way to visit a range of tourist attractions. The places you can visit and enjoy exploring can be easily accessed when you use those people in your contact list.
Do you enter competitions? There are lots of companies out there who give watchers, readers and followers opportunities to win incredible prizes. Some of them are even one in a lifetime prizes! You could win shopping vouchers or the latest tech gadget. However these competitions can often include travel and trips to different places. Holidays that you can enjoy all around the world. Romantic weekends away with your spouse, Champagne and chocolate included. Half term breaks to make family memories with your young kids. The opportunities can vary however the competitions are always worth entering. We have read about people winning romantic city breaks with five course dinners included. Furthermore, we’ve got friends who have won trips to Disneyland. There are competitions online right now that are worth entering if you fancy a free holiday somewhere amazing. This is better than adventures on a budget. This is no budget required!
As you can see, there are lots of ways to save money on travel. Whether you fancy heading somewhere in a rented campervan, checking out those attractions in your home town or heading on a wonderful hike in the Peak District, there is something for everyone. Climb every mountain, cross every sea!