Now, there are ways you can go on vacay for virtually free - like taking advantage of credit card rewards (which can be extremely lucrative) - but that's another post for another time. Lets talk about having fun in your own backyard. A quick search on you search engine of choice - and you can find dozens of things to do within a tank of gas from home.
This past weekend my girlfriend, Crystal, and I went to a glass blowing class 10 minutes from my home in Dallas. We walked away with a rare experience that we'll remember for a long time to come. It was a birthday present from Crystal - that we finally got a chance to redeem.
Both of these are examples of things you can do within driving distance of your house if you can't afford - or don't have time for a vacation at this point in your life. But like vacations - they're experiences you won't soon forget.
Have you ever done something like this on a weekend? What was it?