Archive for April, 2017

6 Tips to Save on Your Next Great Outdoor Adventure

Everyone should aim to take at least one great adventure per year. A change of scenery reawakens the mind, boosts happiness, and gives a purpose to hard work. The great outdoor adventure also creates a dialogue between nature and our inner selves. This helps grow the soul, body, and spirit. Now all you need to do is save for this serene outdoor trip.

Pick an Activity

You may define an outdoor adventure as sleeping on the beach of a tropical island. Someone else may define it as a weekend fishing trip. The term ‘outdoor adventure’ means different things to different people, which gives you a broad range of activity choices.

Narrow your choices by picking the adventure that matches your personality and budget. If you need help picking the adventure, close your eyes and visualize the activity that brings the most zen into your life. Make that one the focus of your trip.

Set a Budget and Start a Savings Account

Set a trip time limit. Decide between an immediate trip (one that occurs within a few days or weeks), or a long term trip (one that occurs months or a year in the future). Immediate trips probably won’t cost you a lot, so you do not need to save that much. However, future trips may require a bigger budget.

Breakdown all your expenses: write a list of all your potential trip costs, everything from transportation to food. Next, add at least two to three hundred dollars extra to your estimation for emergency expenses.

Open a new savings account, and set an automatic deduction amount that helps you reach your goal before the trip.

Make Extra Money

Sell clothing that you no longer wear to make money.  If you have any sort of skills creating unique jewelry, sewing, or building things, sell your own products and designs on Etsy and eBay.

Think of every skill that you can monetize. For example, someone who knows all the film editing tricks can advertise their services on a freelancing website or through a classified ad.

There are also unique ways to make money, such as selling your voice for voice-over work, and being paid to stand in line for someone else to buy concert tickets.

Find Small Ways to Save

Stop buying name brand groceries. Go out less. Utilize your library card instead of buying new books and magazines. Think of small expenses that you can cutout of your daily routine.

Save on your trip supplies with coupons. For example, if you plan to go on a sea adventure, use West Marine coupons to save on your sailing or fishing gear. Cutback on the little trip expenses, but invest in the big ones. Do not skimp on important trip purchases, such as a durable pair of hiking boots or a tent. Paying extra for a nice pair of hiking boots will create less hassle and save you more in the long term.

Ride An Alternative Transportation

Evaluate if you really need to take a car or flight to your outdoor adventure. A hiking or camping location may be within a biking range. If so, leave the car behind and bike to that area.

A train ride to a nearby city may end up saving you a lot more than booking a flight.

Choose Free Activities

Choose an outdoor activity that costs you nothing, such as a simple day on the beach or taking a mountain trail. These activities may not be the most exciting trips, but could still create a zen experience

 

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Who Doesn’t Love Korean Drama?

Who doesn’t love korean drama? I have youtube channel that shares korean drama. I was surprised to know that many are hooked in kdrama all over the world based on the visitors checking on my posts. I forgot when was the first time and what was the first Kdrama I watched. If my memory is right, it was Autumn in my Heart. I cried a lot on this one. Sadly, Song Hye Kyo died in the said drama but overall I liked the story. From then on, I started to watch Kdrama so its been a decade.  

 Before in order to watch Kdrama, I had to rent a DVD but this time it is easy to watch korean drama. You can even watch the latest kdrama airing in Korea. I have favorite site that I watch korean drama and the nice thing about this site, i can download it first and watch later during my free time.

Anyway, why I suddenly talk about korean? I watched Its Showtime and heard Anne Curtis mentioned Gong Yoo. If you doesn’t know him, he was the lead actor in the movie “Train to Busan” and also he was from the kdrama “Goblin” last aired January 2017. So, Anne is watching korean drama as well. Even celebrity like her in love with korean drama. Anne Curtis is watching Goblin which I just finished few days ago.  Oh by the way, Vice Ganda was also a fan of korean drama. He is watching Love in the Moonlight,  this one is currently airing on abscbn. I watched Vice Ganda’s celebration of his birthday in GGV and Jin Young one of the casts of Love in the Moonlight greeted Vice Ganda. Wow!   

I have to admit that I’m enjoying korean drama than our own series. Sorry to say that but I really love their stories whether it is comedy, drama, fictional or whatever, hahah!. And also the charm and looks of the actors and actresses. I also like the scenery and their foods. I really like them so I hope one day I will have a chance to visit Korea. Saranghae :>

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