Forty Dollars

Forty dollars. That is what today’s blog post is all about, forty dollars and what it can purchase. It is a fact that you can have a weekend away with two nights, gas, and food for $40. Included in the price? Laughter, love, friendship, joy, clean air, and moments of pure calm. Please read on and start planning, you deserve it and for $40, it is right there waiting for you.

Hammock time
Hammock time

 The original mission for On A Dime Adventure was born out of hearing frustration and sadness when friends shared how financially challenging it can be to create vacations. For many of us, weeks on an island, at a five star resort, are only experienced via friends’ Facebook photos but it shouldn’t have to be that way. Outrageous beauty exists in many affordable places and On A Dime would love to see everyone out making some memories that are easy on the wallet. And we aren’t alone. There’s a whole posse of like-minded adventurers, ready to fly, and we stumbled upon them all over the place.

Skydiving

Last night we lucked into a free book tour by some phenomenal guys known as The Minimalists at an equally phenomenal venue called The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. On A Dime Life will launch in June with more on the minimalist movement but for now we’ll apply it travel. Do as they say and not as we did, pack lightly or as I now like to say, gently. And for any of you out there thinking, I don’t know a soul who’d embark on a $40 weekend with me, don’t despair. I couldn’t think of anyone who’d undertake this 10 years ago either. The Minimalists made a very profound statement last night when they shared “You can’t change the people around you but you can change the people around you”.  We see people do this, for what is considered an extreme reason in their lives such as sobriety, so why would we not give weight to the fact that our mental, emotional, and physical well-being might benefit from  activity compatibility  in our peer group? In other words, if you want to get out more and you ache for inexpensive adventure, start the process of filling your life with others who not only cheer you from the sidelines but will also load up the car and excitedly join you. And when you return the favor, it is truly a win, win.

View of Half Dome
View of Half Dome

In the tangible “how is this accomplished?”… well, get on Facebook and put it out there, share it at work, church, join a community hiking club, head to your local adventure store and ask them what is available. Your kindred/s are out there and they are waiting to load the car so don’t waste a second.  Life is in session and your inner adventurer is ready to go.

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