Spend, spend, spend... not so much!
It can be expensive to take a vacation. We know that; I know that. I'm, admittedly, thrifty - okay, call it cheap, whatever. Here's the thing... you save up for a few months (or longer) to take a great vacation, and you want to make the most of it, right? You want to stay within your budget and still have a memorable experience. I know I do. And usually I choose my destination based on what I've heard about it from friends online. It's the way of the world these days. If one of my FB friends proclaims they went on a cruise and it was super expensive, I cross it off my list. If someone tweets that they're at the ocean and it's crowded and a hassle, I cross it off my list. I'm looking for a fun experience that leaves me with great memories and wanting to return. And, I want it to fit my budgetary needs - whatever they may be (sometimes it's a few hundred dollars, sometimes more, it really doesn't matter as long as it fits!). So, here's my testimony - try our Lake Placid hacks, and you'll have plenty of fun memories of your Adirondack vacation. Trust me.
If it's free, it must be lame, right? Wrong.
Last summer, due to a cool new job (ya know...where I get to write about the Adirondack Park) I spent a ton of time exploring close to home. Stay-cationing, as the case may be. I was shocked to find out exactly how many free and/or super-affordable options presented themselves. We biked, hiked, paddled, swam, camped, boated, and then did it all again. We checked out free concerts, visited farmers' markets, took in free kids' shows, and watched fireworks. (We even splurged on a shared dessert now and then!) What an awesome, stress-free, affordable place to be! So, this year, I think you should visit. Grab your bikes, your kayaks, your kids, and hit the Adirondacks up. Whether you want to stay at one of our award-winning high-end resorts, or camp on the shores of a lake, you'll never be far from adventure. The Adirondacks are literally at your doorstep. Who's with me?
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