Most people are more willing to spend money on experiences than on products or items, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why.
Experiences create memories and lasting, nostalgic moments that we carry with us for a lifetime. There is a misconception though that living a life of adventure is one that breaks the bank and is unaffordable for the ordinary Joe on the street.
Truth be told, without the need to impress and the freedom to be you, more cost-effective activities are often among the best experiences out there. Regardless of whether you prefer to ride solo, or if you’re always part of a crowd, we’re here to give you a few tips on how you can live La Vida Loca without it costing you a pretty penny.
Have a picnic
The simplicity of a fun afternoon out in a beautiful location with a basket filled with whatever tickles your fancy has proven to be one of the most cost-effective ways of spending time with your favourite peeps for centuries.
Regardless of where you live, there is bound to be some undiscovered gem that will be worth its weight in gold. This could be anything, from a simple antique store to a nature preserve or some hidden area in the local woods.
The options here are endless. Whether your interests lie in assisting at the local animal shelter or if you’re passionate about our planet, there is definitely a way for you to give back to your local community while satisfying the need for a fun and fulfilling day out.
Take a class
Search your local advertisements to find a drop-in class to sharpen up your skill or merely just to do something different. Extend your creativity to something like baking, pottery and ceramics.
Or give your hand a go at something finer like painting. If there’s nothing available in your area, take it online and invite a few of your friends!
Go on a run
We don’t need to stress the benefits of exercise, but running a 5k is a great way to get your family and friends together for some fun while getting in shape.
Host a game night
Couples, singles or individuals – this is another exciting way of getting a group of people together for a night of fun. The possibilities are unlimited with options ranging from physical gatherings to online games like Free Bets.
Why not look up the upcoming garage sales in your area? This is an inexpensive way to cash in on what you may need while getting a little retail therapy and meeting other people.
Music and Karaoke at the local pub
Unleash the star in you with a Karaoke gig at your local pub. Relax and unwind with your friends, or those that are a little on the shy side, take it a bit further away from home. Either way, music is bound to revive and revitalise!