2 Days - 2 People - $200. Can We Do It In Algonquin Park?
Our first challenge took us to Smugglers Notch State Park in Stowe, Vermont. It was a wonderful experience and we soaked in the gorgeous fall colors and thoroughly investigated the local food scene. Between the charming town of Stowe and the beautiful scenic drives– we certainly proved you don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy a lot! We also encountered a few problems along the way and we did end up a bit over budget. Our biggest bump in the road came when our camp stove died on our first morning and we were forced to eat out more than we had planned!
Can We Stay On Budget?
What Achray lacks in amenities and services, it makes up for in stunning natural beauty. It’s also boasts a resident celebrity. The 1.6km Jack Pine Trail leads to the site where the world renowned Tom Thompson painting, The Jack Pine, was sketched. I’m looking forward to enjoying one of the last weekends of summer, relaxing by the lake, and retracing Thompson’s footsteps.
After much consideration, I’m also going to omit our transportation costs from the $200 budget. While transportation costs are a significant part of any trip, the idea behind the $200 challenge is to inspire and motivate people from many different regions. Transportation costs can vary wildly depending on vehicle and distance and my personal transportation costs may be misleading. I will, however, include any transportation costs to get around the destination and I’ll let readers know what my personal transportation costs were in case they are traveling from the same area.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. How do you make low budget trips feel more luxurious?
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