How about planning a REAL budget holiday? This holiday can consists of day trips and dispenses with baggage surcharges, long immigration lineups and lessons in a second language. Get to know your immediate surroundings. Most people, like myself, who live within a sixty-mile radius of Niagara Falls, haven’t visited this Wonder of the World in years. Our last visit was probably when relatives from out-of-country or province visited us.
Consider revisiting the sights and sounds of your city. A Google search or a visit to the Tourist Burean will give you a list of places to visit. You may even be able to save fuel by visiting spots accessible by public transit. Most cities sell one-day bus passes that can avoid trips to the gas pump. Consider taking a bus tour to more outlying places of interest.
It’s strange that these suggestions should even be mentioned but today, in spite of high fuel costs, reliance on single family vehicles is an accepted norm. The times they are a changing and day excursions using public transit are part of the burgeoning change.
I’m in the midst of planning a bus trip to the Falls through vineyard country with maybe a stop at the Butterfly Conservatory on the way. What treasures are worth a visit in your neighborhood?