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Inexpensive Winter Fun in Northern New York

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Chances are – unless you live in Hawaii or Florida – you’re not getting out as much as you should this time of year. But you don’t need to find a beach to beat the winter blues. Here are 5 winter activities to enjoy in our region, without emptying your wallet!

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5 DIY Money Saving Hacks

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Remember the days when wearing thrift clothing was so not cool? Well, it seems as if those days are behind us. The rise of millennials has introduced a culture with an admiration for DIY (Do-It-Yourself) hacks. This DIY mentality has allowed people to save money on a number of things, specifically household items. Continue reading to find out some quick DIY projects, so you can share in the wealth, too! Continue reading


6 Budget Friendly Day Trips for North Country Residents

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Can you believe we are nearing the second half of summer, already? In an effort to maximize my time spent outdoors this season, I’ve tried to schedule as many trips as possible. Unfortunately, it’s financially unrealistic to board a flight for every mini vacation I would like to go on, so I’ve researched some fun day trips. Read on to learn about these 6 inexpensive attractions, right in our backyard! Continue reading


How to Make the Most out of a Small Garden

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Now that it is ‘officially’ summer, it’s also gardening season. Growing your own food is a great way to save money, in more ways than one. Taking up this self-sufficient hobby can help you to slash that pricey grocery bill, and it can also lead to a drastic decrease in the amount of money you spend going out to eat. But there are a few speed bumps on the way to creating a garden that will thrive: What if you don’t have much of a backyard? What if you don’t have that much time on your hands? Don’t let these minor setbacks keep you from discovering your green thumb. Here are a few ways you can make the most of out of a small garden:  Continue reading


7 Inexpensive Things to Do in Northern New York This Spring

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The ice is thawed. The sun is breaking through. Spring is finally here. As I trade in my winter coat for flip flops and tanning lotion, I’ve naturally come up with a list of things to do and places to visit, during this spring season.

But do you find that whenever you plan a day trip, you always end up spending more money than you had expected? I certainly do- and it’s discouraging!

In my local travels, I have bookmarked some great places that I have visited, and would love to visit again. Some of these places were completely free- or did not cost much at all!

Below you’ll find my list of things to do, places to go and sights to see in our region of New York that won’t break your bank.

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