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Amazing Adventures On Less Than $50

When you see people on Instagram jetting off on an adventure, the first voice in your head always says something like, “I would love to do something like that.” But he usually gets muscled out by another voice, “Yeah, but how many thousands is it going to cost?” which is annoying for someone like me because I’ve watched Indiana Jones about 2,871 times… since April. Sigh.

But recently, I stopped moping and started researching, trying to find cheap adventure ideas that would be possible no matter how tight the purse strings might be. And guess, what I stumbled across loads of heart-pounding, hair-raising and epic adventures, proving you don’t need to be rich to travel well.


So, without further ado, here are the best adventures you can have on a budget. Enjoy.


  1. Weekend Road Trip

The classics are always the best, and no adventure is more classic than the road trip. It’s the simplest recipe for a super-happy weekend and all you need is a biggish car (preferably a campervan), a handful of mates and a destination that will make you smile (which is the beach). Oh, and before you roll your eyes, there are plenty of places that rent campervans for less than $50.


  1. Makeshift Beach Resort

Sleeping under the stars is about as beautiful as an adventure can get, unless you pitch your tent on a beach, in which case you have found paradise. It’s waking up to a sea view, the sound of little ways lapping against the shore, seagulls singing in the wind, a quick dip before breakfast and sand dunes to leap off.


  1. Take To the Water

River, lake, ocean, stream – it doesn’t matter which one you opt for, there is something magical about taking to the water. You might just hire a small sailing boat for a couple of hours, you might buy a duck hunting kayak from Hunters Tech World, or you could ask a stranger if you can ride on their canal boat for the afternoon. Whatever it is, you’ll feel a sense of wonder wash over you in the most amazing way possible. It’s the rawest adventure possible.


  1. Two-Wheel Pub Crawl

In the same way planning a holiday is what makes you happiest, planning the logistics of an adventure is half the thrill. So, pull out a map of your local area, mark where all the pubs are, get some mates together and come up with a circular-ish route that takes you past at least five but no more than seven pubs. And make sure you don’t just drink booze. Have a coffee and lunch while out too.


  1. Bouldering Is The Best

You don’t have to be a keen boulderer to soak up the thrills of bouldering. There are so many places that have natural boulders ready for you to explore, and they’ll all offer you some staggering vistas too. So pack a packed-lunch and head into the wilds for a bit of climbing-slash-hiking fun. It’ll blow your mind.

Money saving Mom of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. We have a family of 3 including Mr. SMSL and of course Diesel our latest addition to the family. I'm glad you are here with me!

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