Summer Activities

There are a lot of expensive summer activities out there from camps to amusement and waterparks. Even if you’re not heading out on a vacation, summer fun can be an expensive proposition. That is unless you keep an eye out for great deals and freebies available in your own community.

Start by looking for a local calendar of events. Many cities and communities will put these monthly calendars together and note any special events, festivals, concerts, community theatre performances and the likes throughout the year. There are often special summer events as well including plenty of fun and free stuff to do with the kids.

For example, many cities will have summer concerts in parks that are free to attend. Bring some lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on along with your own drinks. You may even want to pack a picnic dinner to take along. Continue reading

Many people enjoy getting out on the water during the summer months. Perhaps you’ve experienced the excitement and fun of dinghy sailing. If you’ve never gone sailing before, taking a dinghy out may be what you need to get you hooked.

Dinghies provide one of the easier forms of sailing. They don’t require a long learning process like other forms of sailing and they’re relatively inexpensive. That means you don’t have the expense of renting or purchasing a yacht. In fact, soon after stepping onto a dinghy you can be out enjoying yourself. If you know to swim, you’re pretty much good to go!

Improvements to dinghies in recent years have created different sizes and shapes. You don’t have to be a certain age to enjoy sailing in a dinghy. There are even dinghies which hold up to eight people rather than only one or two. The types of dinghies are as follows: Continue reading