Saving up for your next big adventure can be a painful tedious process.
Life can get expensive too.
If you’re not careful you’ll end up over spending when you should be saving and the start date of your adventures will keep getting pushed back.
I put this list together of 25 cheap activities…
Hopefully not so ordinary activities like in most lists…
For you to do while saving for your next trip.
There is a great mix here of things that are just for fun, and things that will help you improve yourself.
In the last few months I've been taking on a new 30 day challenge each month.
First, it was not using single use plastics.
Then I gave up coffee for 30 days.
Now I'm working out every day for 30 days straight.
These challenges have helped me build some really great habits and with each one, I learn a little bit more about myself.
30 day chunks are manageable for any project, and it makes the time fly by but in a good and meaningful way.
Have you been wanting to change things up?
Turn it in to a 30 day challenge.
Kombucha has been picking up in popularity lately.
I thought it was just a drink for hippies, but after trying a few brews I've come to love it.
Kombucha goes down like a beer but doesn't leave you feeling guilty.
Now I'm always reaching for a bottle of this stuff instead of a beer or cocktail.
It's a little expensive since no one is producing it at scale, but with a little patience you can brew it yourself.
You got time right now, so why not?
The secret tool for all who consider themselves wanderlust.
The Go bag is simply a spare backpack equipped with all the essentials for a last minute trip.
It's best to keep your GO Bag in your car.
Got a call Friday afternoon to meetup with some friends at the beach for the weekend?
No need to go home and pack.
You're ready to go.
Camper vans seem like the ultimate way to travel cross country, but I'm not ready to give up my daily driver to get one.
Not yet anyway.
Why not head to the Army surplus / thrift store to outfit your trunk with everything needed to turn your daily driver into the ultimate weekend camping machine?
Car Glamping is a great way to explore on the cheap while saving up for bigger trips.
Home workouts can be a great way to get in shape but most people don't want to do them.
Create your own version instead of buying that P90X series.
Home workouts don't have to be done at home either.
Thailand it's standard for people to do their workouts in the park.
Follow suit and do the same.
Saving up for big trips kind of sucks.
No one wants to spend their entire life working.
Start an investment account and start putting a little away every month.
It doesn't have to be so much it puts off your travel plans forever, but a little each month will allow you to eventually retire and maybe even travel indefinitely.
Sounds good to me.
Online classes are often very cheap, like $20 cheap, or even free.
Digital Nomadism is taking over, but do you have the skills to get into the lifestyle?
Start learning how to make money from your laptop anywhere.
This agonizing period of saving up for your next adventure could just be your last when you're earning and travelling at the same time.
Bored beyond belief?
Grab a cheap pack of playing cards or some juggling balls.
Card tricks are always a great way to impress others.
Once you learn them you're pretty much set for life.
When it comes time to travel take your tricks on the road as an easy way to meet people and make friends.
Traditional gardens are boring.
Hydroponics are the way of the future and more fun to build.
$30 in your pocket and a trip to Home Depot will net you everything you need to get started.
The best part is the crops you grow will offset your grocery bills so you'll end up saving even more money.
What's the difference between you and an artist?
It might just be the willingness to try.
Use this time as an opportunity to try your hand at art.
Start working on some large art piece like a big fancy artist.
Look for things around the house to create with.
Go dumpster diving.
Just have fun creating something from nothing.
It doesn't have to meaning anything to you or anyone.
This is just a chance to doing something creative for creativity's sake.
You might just find a new interest.
Most people who read this site are too old to claim babysitting as a profession.
Do it for the fun of it.
Your neighbors would absolutely love the opportunity for a date night, and you'll get the opportunity to make a blanket fort and eat pizza.
Kids get to look at the world with fresh eyes which is the same way we get to look at the world when travelling.
Travelers have more in common with kids than many of their peers.