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Alternative Vacation Ideas That Cost You Almost Nothing

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For most people, “vacations” mean getting away from humdrum of daily routine but it also turns out to
be
spending a bagful of money on frivolities. Although you certainly deserve to splurge every now and then, you
might want to consider doing something altogether different this time for your time off.

To begin with think of how much hassle is involved in a traditional vacation – the travel, the packing,
the schedules, the crowds, trying to find a bathroom. After ...
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For most people, “vacations” mean getting away from humdrum of daily routine but it also turns out to
be
spending a bagful of money on frivolities. Although you certainly deserve to splurge every now and then, you
might want to consider doing something altogether different this time for your time off.

To begin with think of how much hassle is involved in a traditional vacation – the travel, the packing,
the schedules, the crowds, trying to find a bathroom. After going through all of this, you often need
tight
a
vacation from the vacation itself.

Perhaps you might want some more self-fulfilling vacation ideas like the ones outlined here. Take your pick,
or add one of your own.

Charity Work

If you like to meet new people, be active and make a difference, consider charity work as legitimate vacation
ideas. There are many charities locally that help in the community, or nationally for which you take trips
to
other locations. Perhaps you might like to volunteer to walk dogs at a shelter for two weeks. Or you could
contact Habitat For Humanity and see if you can help build low-cost housing. Your local church, senior center
or YMCA might have charity work trips or programs available. You never know what charity vacation ideas are
out there until you look up for it.

Self-Education Trips

Ever wanted to know how to hand glide or paint or just about anything else? Consider taking education
vacation ideas. Many community colleges and YMCAs offer one or two week courses on just about anything you
can think of. Also, you could look online to any travel agency, spa or teaching course. Perhaps you always
wanted to learn how to read Tarot cards. Although you won’t become an expert in a week, you will get to know
the basics in online or in person seminars. Depending on your budget, you could incorporate a workshop or
seminar into a trip far away.

Staying At Home

This is an option that almost consistently produces the best vacation ideas for you and your home. What is
the point of a vacation, anyway? It’s to relax and recharge. If you do a lot of traveling for your
job, then at home is ideal. If, however, you never get out of the neighborhood, then a vacation at home will
a vacation
be the last thing you need. Getting a change of scenery can shake up your routine, give you new ideas and
make you appreciate just how great your home town is.

If you are thinking of adopting a pet or making minor home repair projects or trying a new prescription
medicine – even things like getting the carpets cleaned – you could plan your vacation at home around these
events. These events can be rather stressful on your regular schedule – but doing them during your vacation
at home makes the transition a lot smoother.

				
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