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Make a Memorable Summer Bucket List

What do you remember about the summer time growing up? Most of my favorite summer time memories are lazy days next to the pool and yummy food grilled up on the BBQ! That is what summer was when I was a kid. Nothing fancy but SO perfect!

It seems like it is becoming more and more common to feel the pressure to create the perfect summer vacation for our families. With social media constantly in hand it is hard to not wish YOU were the one with the exotic vaca’s to other countries.

Guess what! You don’t have to go on an African safari to have a memorable summer! As long as you are spending time with your family and friends and are having fun, there is no need to pressure yourself (or your budget) into a fancy vacation.

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9 Free Things to do in San Diego

Dining with the dolphins, coast-lined hikes leading to awe inspiring views, backstage pass to Taylor Guitars, and don’t forget to breath as you cautiously cross the suspension bridge swaying above tree tops!

If you were to guess how much a vacation including every single one of these adventures in San Diego cost, how much would you bet? A couple thousand, maybe?

No way! ALL attractions I am sharing with you today are all FREE things to do in San Diego!

Have plans to visit San Diego on a budget? This local’s list of free things to do in San Diego is going to entertain your family the entire vacation on a budget!
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20 Frugal and Fun Outdoor Activities

Spring and summer are the very best times of the year to get your family off the couch and go find some fun outdoor activities! After being cooped up all winter your family will thank you for the fresh air!

The Sun Will Make Your Family Happy

Did you know that spending time in the sun could actually make you happier? It’s totally true! A quick science lesson for you: when you are outside in the sunshine your serotonin levels in your body rise. Serotonin is a chemical within your body that keeps your mood in balance. A lack of serotonin can lead to depression. (source)

I know for myself, as a mom, I find our family doing the same things over and over again. This includes the same old recreation activities each week. So, I thought it would be fun to share a list I pulled together of some outdoor activities that cost nothing or almost nothing! It is always nice to have a list to refer back to when you get in a rut.

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