As summer approaches, families all over the country get into a huddle – what kind of vacation plans do they have this year? And it has to be a special one they think of because it has to make everyone happy. If it’s going to cost money, it is going to make the people spending the money – the parents – the unhappiest if the children are always going “So what else is new”. Well, affordable adventure travel could be where your family’s zone lies this year.
Let’s look at how if you don’t have too much money set aside for this year’s vacation, zip-lines and rodeos and golf can be great ideas.
When you were young, adventure travel probably meant that you had to go somewhere off to the mountains and then hike with your family until you were blue in the face. These days, adventure travel tends to be much more entertaining. For instance, try the Appalachian Mountain club. You’ll find these in New Hampshire. Go here and you’ll find that it’s the perfect place to unwind. You get these mountain huts out in the wilderness in the White Mountains. It’s just $30 a person a night. There are lots of free programs and activities for children that they have.
Children just have a romantic idea of the wild wild West in them. But they’ve probably never been to a place like that. So if you take them there, they are surely going to find it hard to complain of how there’s nothing new. The Cody Wyoming National Park and Yellowstone National Park have such a great parade of adventure travel attractions for everybody. How can your children not love barrel racing or nighttime rodeo? And where else can they have a good close-up look at street gunfights, all staged and completely fun?
They have entire villages set up for this. You can get to live there in a little Wild West cabin. And it’s just to $150 a night.
Usually, Yellowstone National Park can be a little expensive in the summer. There is a way though to make it adventurous, fun and still affordable. You just have to use one of their hundreds of camping sites.
Know how when you take a hiking trip, your children absolutely refuse to go hiking? You could turn it into something they can’t help loving. You could turn it into a treasure hunt. At Mt. Hood near Portland, Oregon, at the resort that they call The Resort, they have a great treasure hunting adventure for the whole family, that they call the geo-caching adventure. Your children who never get up off the TV at home are going to be unstoppable here.