5 Fun and Inexpensive Day Trip Ideas for Families

Family on a mountain

A small trip in nature is the best way to spend more time with your loved ones. The ideal destination would be a place with a clean air where the whole family can have a lot of fun!

The room to describe different destinations is small, since there are so many wonderful places you can visit. I recommend you to find a place for yourself, get away from the city hustle and bustle. Stop for a moment right there and take a deep breath. Listen to the sounds of nature and enjoy with those you love. Let these small trips become your new ritual.

Remember that it doesn’t have to cost you a lot to have a good fun. For that purpose, I compiled a list of fun and inexpensive day trip ideas for you and your family. Enjoy it!

1. Go camping or hiking

Hiking or camping is the perfect way to forget about the busy life thanks to the lush greenery that will isolate you from the sounds of the city. The idea of going on camping or hiking will trill the whole family and they will be excited to prepare all the necessary foods, drinks and equipment. It is a great way to include the whole family in the planning and preparation process. The fact that we all have a possibility to enjoy the beauties of nature at least once a week, but we never do that, definitely means that there is something wrong with our way of living.

Every person who lives in the city must spend their free time in nature. Weekends should become a synonym for packing fresh food and taking a family trip in nature, instead of watching television all day and sleeping until noon. That is not a fun way to spend your free time.

2. Go to the beach

It might seem like the easiest thing to do, but small beach trips are a great fun for the whole family, and the biggest plus is that it is a cheap option. The sun and the sand will definitely help you relax and forget about stress, at least for a day and you can benefit a lot from the salty sea water.

Yes, there are places that can be very expensive, but instead of going to Miami, consider going to Oregon or Washington’s coastline, for example. It should be noted that less frequent beaches offer lower – cost foods and drinks and that way you can avoid the pricey traps while still having the same experience.

Family walking on the beach

3. Visit a farm or a ranch

You never thought of this before, or did you? Just think about the happiness on your children’s faces when they see farm animals and get to play with them. It is priceless, since we all know how much children love animals. Other than being a fun activity, visiting a farm would help your children learn more about taking care of animals.

There is even a possibility to offer yourself to work on a ranch for the weekend and spend a night sleeping in a cozy cabin eating delicious home – made meals. But if you only want to be an observer, note that ranch and farm day trips are always cheap options. There are ranches that offer accommodation, fishing, horseback riding and even swimming.

4. Visit a botanical garden

Botanical gardens are a hidden place that have hundreds of different plants for visitors to see, such as exotic flowers, unique trees, leafy plants… These places are an oasis of peace, always coloured, full of nice details and with small places to relax, read or have a picnic on the grass with your family.

5. Visit your parents

This is a perfect day trip for those of you who do not really enjoy spending their free time in nature. Some people are simply unable to stay in the nature for a longer period of time due to allergies or some other health condition. But for the others, there is no excuse why you shouldn’t spend your free time enjoying the beauties of nature. Visiting the grandparents is such a joyful experience for both the kids and the grandparents. Make the next trip about grandparents. Let them take care of you and your family for a day, that is what they love the most.

Saving money should not be the main reason you visit your parents, but you will definitely have a great time and it won’t cost you anything. When was the last time you ate your mom’s or grandma’s cookies? Well, nothing can compare to them. And the best thing is that you do not have to make any plans. Simply pack your things and show up. It will be even better if you show up unannounced. So, go see them and eat their delicious food.

Finally, whether you decide to take a road trip somewhere in the world or simply head to the beach, spending time with family members is important. Find a time and place to spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy valuable moments with them before it’s too late.

Rana T.

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How to Become a Stay at Home Parent: 8 Things to Consider

Stay at home mom and her son

In hard economic times, deciding to turn away a salary is a huge decision to make. Therefore, deciding to become a stay at home parent can be difficult and scary for any man or woman. There are so many things that come into play and so many things to consider.

So, is it a good idea to become a stay at home parent? How do you decide whether or not it’s right thing for you? Hopefully, this will help.

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The Benefits Of Online Life Coaching

Online life coaching helps you transcend

The Internet has forever changed our lives in the way we communicate with each other and help each other. In fact, online communication has opened up possibilities that were previously not available to us.

You’ve probably heard of web therapy. Well, online life coaching is a similar concept in the sense where you are getting the help that you need online instead of traditionally such as face to face or over the phone.

So, why choose online life coaching? Continue reading below to figure out why online life coaching is a life saver.

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How to Be Happier Almost Instantly

10 ways to be happier

It has been said that money can’t buy happiness. And it seems to be true.

A lot of us have this mistaken belief that wealth and success can somehow enable us to reach the level of happiness that we’re seeking, but science has proven that this is not the least bit true.

Indeed, it has been proven that some small acts of kindness, goodwill and thankfulness can lead us to feel happier almost instantly. In specific, some things that can help us are the following: Smiling, meditating, relaxing, laughing, being thankful, loving, socialising, being adventurous, being generous and exercising. Continue reading below to discover how these 10 simple acts can help you reduce stress.

The following infographic by life coach spotter provides some simple science-backed tips to feel happier almost instantly.

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5 Things to Do as a Family to Strengthen Bonds

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You are a family, yes, even when it stops feeling that way. The kids are growing up, your partner is buried in work and you are absorbed in your everyday. You not spending time together as a family is something that becomes virtually inevitable. It is down to you now, to put back together what seem like pieces of your family. This is no mean feat and will require some effort from each of you. It is, nevertheless, achievable.

Here are 10 things to do together that will help bridge the gap.

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Business Owners: Why You’re Lacking Creative Thinking

Be Creative

We all have those days where we just feel like we’ve got nothing going on from a creative standpoint. We’d love to come up with the perfect idea, but it just isn’t happening. Why is this the case, and what can be done about it?

Creative thinking isn’t something you can achieve on a constant basis. It requires a perfect mindset and lots of personal growth in order to be harnessed correctly. This is what I’ve found throughout my experiences.

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How to get ahead at work by being smart about things

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The age old question of how to progress or get promoted at work. The answer is different for any company, but we can tell you what the answer certainly isn’t. Tripping up others is not a good way to get ahead at work. Even if you temporarily succeed, the chances are you will bite off more than you can chew which will eventually become blaringly obvious.

Be smart about things. Think outside the box. Genuinely invest yourself in the company and keep an eye out for things that could benefit your workplace.

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How to Be a Leader in Your Industry

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After years of growing a business, you may be thinking about taking a more central place in your industry. To meet the challenge, you’ll have to inspire others, garner respect, and act like a leader. While every successful leader is different, they share several common characteristics, such as charisma, intelligence, trustworthiness, and creativity. Learn how you can be a leader in your industry by observing the following steps.

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Guiding Your Teen to Live a Drug Free Lifestyle

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Some teens have experimented with prescription and recreational drugs without becoming addicted or suffering other negative consequences. But, they aren’t the norm. For numerous others, the addiction kicks in after the very first time they use. For these teens, drug use leads to problems with home, school, work, relationships, shame, helplessness and isolation.

As a parent, you’re always worried about teen peer pressure that could lead to using drugs. And, if you find that your teen is using, it’s your parental responsibility to get him the help he needs fast. The best way to help your teen is to become educated about the warning signs and steps to take to guide your teen into living a drug free lifestyle.

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Investing in Personal Development in Order to be a Better Leader

Learn to Be a Better Leader for Personal Development

No matter where you are in your personal or professional life, you can still learn and do more to become a better person. Investing in your personal development can help you be a better leader at work, a better spouse or a better parent to your children. What can you do to continually get closer to reaching and fulfilling your potential?

Never Be Afraid to Do Something Outside of Your Comfort Zone

One of the worst habits you can get into is staying inside of your comfort zone and becoming stagnant in your career or in your relationships. While there is nothing wrong with having a favorite restaurant or appreciating certain traits in a friend or colleague, you should make time to do something that you might not usually do.

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