5 ways to escape this summer without traveling

I don’t know about you, but traveling can put a dent in your bank account, and sometimes you just need to take the time to save and spend a little less. This summer is one of those times to me, where I am trying to stay more local, take shorter weekend trips, and find ways to escape without really going away.

Here are a few ways I hope to do so:

  1. Read more often – I have a tendency to read books that are similar to the Gone Girl genre and they allow me to wander into a story that is so different from my everyday life that I feel like I’m somewhere else.
  2. Pick a new spot in NYC to explore that I haven’t seen yet – living here, there is always something I haven’t seen or explored. It’s seriously endless from museums to shows to restaurants, to cool graffiti art to take pictures of.
  3. Walk along the river – Something about being near the water, just feels like a calming escape. It allows you to de-stress and allow yourself to forget about the days troubles and madness.
  4. Take a day trip nearby rather than an overnight stay – luckily there is a ways to get almost anywhere through public trans, and I can even go over to Connecticut to visit fam and old friends in just about an hour.
  5. And so much more…Listening to live music, walking through the park,  grabbing ice cream at a local parlor, visiting an old favorite spot from childhood, going to the top of the empire state building and taking in the view, learning how to cook a new dish, order in and relax, and/or volunteer in your neighborhood to give back.

Your wallet will thank you…


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