As most of you know I am frugal in the pursuit of financial freedom, paying off my mortgage as quickly as we can and to retire earlier then the norm. So opportunities to save a dollar or better yet not spend a dollar are always up there as a great deal. In my pursuit of Frugalness I keep my eyes open to interesting notices on community notice boards and email outs, and there is no shortage of things to do... But sometimes an amazing offer is available to anyone who bothers to book...
Well last month I saw an offer for a FREE a kayaking tour to see marine animals in our local harbour at a popular beach with a marine biologists. I quickly booked 4 spots for The Rambling Expat, my mum and 2 travelling eco-doco filmmakers crashing our couch.
My mum was nervous as she is nearing 70 and didn't feel she may be up to the challenge of rowing on her own. However we were able to get her into a double kayak with the Rambling Expat and off they went at 7:30am on the beautiful early morning sea for an hour of adventure and learning. I was really happy to be able to grab this opportunity for my mum who loves the sea but would NEVER book herself something so challenging. My mum tried to back out of the event a few times (but I'm a pushy daughter). In the end she loved the experience as I knew she would.
Unfortunately the sea was choppy so they didn't see any Sea Turtles or Dugons grazing on the sea grass but it was a thrilling experience nevertheless. For Dolly and I, it was entertaining to be on the sea edge watching them all go off into the horizon and return with big smiles.
Do you keep your eyes open for FREE activities too? Have you been to anything interesting or fun recently? Have you booked your loved ones into activities for FREE that you know they will enjoy?
Looking forward to hearing you stories.
Have a happy day,
Stephanie at Frugal Down Under.
Our Frugal Lifestyle
- Frugal Down Under
- Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.