Many ask me, “How can you afford to travel and adventure?”
I reply simply with, “I don’t have to travel far. I adventure a lot right in my own backyard. It just means doing things differently.”
To add to this, I have asked peer travel writer Daniel from the UK for a feature about this type of adventure travel.
Are you ready to make the most of travel in your own country?
Take it away Daniel with Making the Most of Travel in Your Own Country.
Travelling is amazing, it gives you the space to get away from reality and live in a totally different world for the duration of your stay. It can mean relaxing by the pool in an exotic location or perhaps taking the time to visit Iceland and viewing the northern lights. Whatever your reason for travelling to far off places, it can sometimes be just as great to take some time travelling around your own homeland.
The easiest way to enjoy your local area is to pack your bags, get in the car and drive. All you need to do is pack your essentials (including snacks for the road), make a killer playlist for the journey and set off! You can stop wherever you want, spend the night at a hotel or a motel, and just let your gut take you off on an adventure.
A cheap way to travel in your own country is to buy a tent and rent a small area of land at a campsite, but if you want to make it even cheaper you can just head out into the wilderness and set up a tent anywhere you like. It’s not for the faint-hearted, and you may have to live with showering in a lake for a few days, but camping is so rewarding and very relaxing too.
If sleeping on the floor with no toilet facilities is just too much for you, you can try this alternative to conventional camping. Glamping gives you the same kind of connection the outdoors and nature- but with working toilets and a shower to clean in. It is ideal for those who want to try camping but aren’t quite ready to take the leap yet.
Cottages offer many benefits for local travel, the main one being privacy. When you rent a cottage you are essentially renting someone’s home/holiday home. You’ll have all of the amenities and facilities available to you that you would at your own house, and you can choose you to cook for yourself each night or go out and eat at local restaurants. The choice is yours and gives you the freedom to make your trip, however, you want it to be.
Resorts and Lodges
If you want the option of activities and entertainment on your vacation, then booking a stay at a resort with a site such as ResortsandLodges.com is a brilliant option for you and your family. You’ll be able to enjoy a fully equipped living space, as well as restaurants, beaches, and activities on site. It is a brilliant way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy a relaxing week with your family or friends.
The ultimate way to save money when you want to spend the holidays locally is to stay at home. Wake up early each morning, get in the car and spend the day somewhere you’ve never been before; then when you’re done you can come home and sleep in your own bed. You’ll be able to search for local places of interest on Tripadvisor.com.
** Post contributed by peer travel writer and adventurer Daniel from the UK.**