I Think I Can, I Think I Can: You Can Travel the World, Too

Written by: Amy Taylor

It may seem hard to get out and enjoy life because of busy schedules and hard economic times. You hear about the privileged set going on weekly vacations to the islands for sun and water skiing. There’s no way can you do that — or can you?

There are lots of ways to get out and see the world while being financially conscious.

Golf the Scottish Coast

Getting to this destination will cost you a plane ticket to Scotland, and all of the change you have in your couch right now.

Just picture it. Gentle breeze licking at your face while you sidle up to the tee and adjust your grip on your 5-iron. You’re about to tee off on the Scottish coast and it only cost you 8 pounds, or US$12. There are tee times all over Scotland, and you can book them at the same time you book your flight.

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Setting out to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a life-changing experience. For the cost of a pair of hiking boots, a backpack and a change of clothes, you can be on your way. The AT spans 2,100 miles up the eastern half of the country, from Georgia to Maine.

The hiking culture is unique. Most hikers would literally give you the shirt off of their back, or the food out of their pocket, if you’re in need. It’s what is known as trail magic.

Make a pit stop in the West Virginia/Maryland section of the AT. Hop off the trail at any one of the many towns that lie along the path. This area is particularly scenic, and you a chance to rest your feet and legs. This area of the country is full of 4-wheelers. It’s almost like a sport. Before you hop on the ATV, Polaris mechanic experts suggest you check the ATV tire’s tread, air pressure and take a tape measure to see that both tires are the same.

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