Affordable Adventures: Part 1

If you’re feeling like you need to take out a second mortgage to buy groceries or fill your car’s gas tank, let me first say that I feel your pain. 

But just because skyrocketing prices for food and fuel are putting a strain on the family budget, don’t automatically assume you can’t afford to go out and have yourself a truly extraordinary experience. 

To prove my point, here’s the first of a three-part post featuring nine thoroughly remarkable once-in-a-lifetime adventures, all of which can be had for about $100:

 Surfing Lessons:  Four decades after the endless summer sun set on the Beach Boys first hit, American surf culture is hotter than ever (if you don’t believe me, check out the kid in the Quicksilver board shorts 1,000 miles from the nearest ocean).  Find out what all the buzz is about with group surfing lessons that start at a mere $65. 

 Swimming With Manatees:  Trust me, a face-to-face encounter with one of these gentle giants is by far the coolest inter-species experience you will ever have.  The best part is that, even with gear rental and a DVD video of your experience, you’ll still get change back from your c-note.

 Sail Aboard Stars & Stripes:  America’s Cup yachts are the Ferraris of the sailboat world.  Now you can cruise the scenic waters of San Diego Bay aboard Dennis Conner’s world-famous Stars & Stripes for a mere $99.

Next Time:  Three Uniquely American Experiences



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