Are you looking for adventure travel this summer without breaking the bank?

Hey there, fellow adventure enthusiasts!

 Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a newbie to the world of adventure travel, there’s no shortage of budget-friendly options to satisfy your wanderlust right here in the good ol’ USA. So grab your backpack and strap on your hiking boots as we dive into some top tips for experiencing the thrill of adventure without emptying your wallet.


1. Choose Off-Peak Times and Destinations: Want to avoid the crowds and snag some sweet deals? Consider traveling during off-peak seasons or exploring lesser-known destinations. Not only will you score cheaper accommodation and tour prices, but you’ll also have the opportunity to discover hidden gems that many tourists overlook. 

We also recommend asking your guide about shoulder season deals that can help you save big bucks. 

2. Embrace the Great Outdoors: Mother Nature has a way of providing the ultimate adventure playground, and the best part? It’s usually free! From hiking and camping to kayaking and wildlife spotting, there are countless outdoor activities to enjoy without spending a dime.

One of the best tips we ever learned was that the National Park Service offers free entrance days in the National Parks. You’re probably not the only one that is today years old to find this out! With more than 400 parks available, visiting on these six days in 2024 are a great way to save. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2024: 

Click here to learn more about NPS fee-free days. 

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Signs of Spring Guided Paddle in Beautiful Western North Carolina

3. Snag Deals on Guided Tours: Who says guided tours have to break the bank? Many adventure travel companies offer budget-friendly options for exploring the great outdoors with expert guides leading the way. 

4. Pack Smart and Light: Save money on baggage fees and streamline your travel experience by packing smart and light. Stick to the essentials, opt for versatile clothing and gear, and consider renting bulky items like camping equipment or water sports gear at your destination. Need help packing? Download our free resource “The Last Adventure Checklist You’ll Ever Need” for a comprehensive packing list to fuel your summer adventures.

5. Embrace Local Cuisine and Culture: One of the best parts of travel is immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine. Skip the tourist traps and seek out authentic dining experiences at local eateries and markets. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also get a taste of the true flavor of your destination.

Redwood National Park Guided Forest Therapy Experience

We have some other great resources that we think you’ll love. 

Even if you can score a deal of a lifetime on that Montana fly fishing trip you’ve always dreamed of, we realize that not every trip is created equal. Read our blog post on “Adventure Travel Made Easy: Top Tips for An Unforgettable Guided Trip ”. 
You’ll lean 7 simple strategies that’ll give you the clarity and confidence to find the guide and trip of your dreams, on your terms. 

Are you tired of the same old tourist traps? Can’t find the right Instagram post for travel inspiration? Our Essential List: Top 10 Hidden Travel Destinations This Summeroffers AMAZING and must-go places across the U.S. to spark your perfect trip. 

So there you have it, folks! With a little creativity and savvy planning, you can experience the adventure of a lifetime without blowing your budget. Whether you’re exploring majestic national parks, tackling scenic hiking trails, or embarking on adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, there’s a budget-friendly adventure waiting for you around every corner. So what are you waiting for? 

Comment below what your dream trip is this summer!