Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days of Adventure - Low Cost Family Adventures

I am joining the Nester's 31 Days of Writing.  Check out my entire series - "31 Days of Adventure."

Exploring Differently Could Mean
Rolling Down a Hill
graphic - Ali Edwards

Explore your Local Area differently - never explored by bus, foot, bike. Mixing things up makes you see things differently or see something you never knew existed

Geocaching - This is low cost if you already have a smartphone. has a free membership. There are several free apps that can assist you in the hunt. We have discovered so many neat hidden treasures through geocaching.

Visitor Centers - Have you been to one of your State's Visitor Centers.  We were visiting Wyoming and happened to stop at one of their visitor's center.  IT was great and best of all free.
Cody sitting in a Tipi at the Wyoming Visitor Center
State Parks  - These State Parks are wonderful and often have no fees or extremely low usage fees.We have used and abused our Washington State Discover Park Pass.  For the Nominal Fee of $30 gets you in to all Washington State Parks. Even cheaper is you can volunteer for 24 hours and earn a Discovery Pass.

Free National Park Days- Along with this have your kids participate in Junior Ranger Program. The next free National Park day is November 11th Veterans Day.

Reciprocal Museum/Zoo Days- If you already have a membership many institutions have reciprocal agreements. It is worth investigating.

Trips on a tank of Gas- Ok, I threw this in but honestly a tank of gas is kinda expensive especially in our neck of the woods. One Tank Wonders from the Travel Channel 20 trips from 10 cities on a tank of gas.

Go to a Local Park you never have been to. One summer me and my boys tried to go to a different park or school playground every week during summer break. Playground Tour
Mt Vernon, WA
Visit Your State Capital - A local blogger to me, Angela from The Coupon Project ,has been doing this with here kids.  They have had many wonderful fun adventures exploring different state capitals and frugal too.
Wyoming State Capital
Cheyenne WY
Check out Life as Mom's Post on 3 Free Things You Can Do Anywhere You Travel

Any other ideas for cheap frugal low cost family adventures?  Drop me a line in the comments.

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