It’s been a long time, but we’re hitting the road again this summer! One of our favorite things to do is travel, and we’ve always made room for trips, both big and small, in our budget.
The signs are slowly starting to appear: the sun hangs around a little longer every day, the breeze is a little warmer, and the plants are looking a little greener… summer is on its way! We still have some time before it’s in full swing, so that makes now the perfect time to prepare your budget for any extra spending you might be doing in the next few months.
Since I work at a university, I still operate on a school-year schedule, and I tend to get anxious for a break this time of the year.
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun!
If you’ve been following along, you might have noticed that this has been quite a busy year for me; I’ve made traveling and visiting new places one of my top priorities, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve been to so many places that I’ve always wanted to see, and that’s something I’ll remember forever.
I remember being younger and always complaining to my mom that I had nothing to do. She always met my chorus of “I’m booorrrreedddd” with pretty unique ideas for things to do without much money, since I didn’t exactly have much of an income. Some of these things are still pretty relevant today (except now I complain to my husband instead of my mom). There are a ton of things to do without spending much, if any, money. Check out these 25 suggestions for free or nearly-free ways to entertain yourself! Some ideas are more fun than others, but all are easy on your budget.
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun. There’s plenty to do on nights and weekends without breaking the bank. I know, because I’d much rather be out and about on a Saturday instead of hiding in my house, especially now that warmer weather is headed our way. Here are some ideas to consider when searching for cheap entertainment.