We are always scraping together extra money to go on trips and buy better toys. Traveling cheaply is a great way to save money and still have a great time. In this VLOG we show our trip to Lee Creek, AR for a day of 4-wheeling and swimming in beautiful spring fed creek.
Below is some bonus material not in the VLOG that can help you travel cheaper.
Pack your food- The initial investment in a good cooler or cooler bag will be made up quickly by not having to pay for expensive restaurants or extremely unhealthy fast food. Breakfast is easy: eggs, eggs, and more eggs. In hard camping egg container, the eggs stay in tact and are delicious warmed up on an old camp stove or over a fire. Lunch is normally turkey sandwiches. Spice things up with spicy mustard, pepper jack cheese, and avocado slices. Dinner can be as elaborate as you desire. Ours normally consists of chicken, sausage, peppers, and onion all wrapped in aluminum foil and thrown on the coals of a fire for an hour.
Don't pay to camp- It is tempting to pay for the campground that has hot showers and cable TV, but we find that these places are normally frustrating with a lot of noise, trash, and rude people. Using a resource like www.freecampsites.net provides a database of free campsites all over the country with user reviews and pictures. Public restrooms and showers are everywhere when you start looking and most businesses will let you fill up your water jug for free. Which leads me to my next tip...
Don't pay to drink- Hydration is extremely important, especially in the summertime. The best drink to hydrate you is water and it turns out, water is free. Water is available for free in most every restaurant, gas station, and business in the US. Devices like our SteriPen are useful when traveling in the backcountry because we can treat most fresh water and it be ready to drink in minutes. Coffee is a vice that we both struggle with on the road, but we have found that a travel French press and some pre-ground coffee does the trick. Our Stanley camp mugs nest together and don't take a lot of room.
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