Plan day trips. Instead of spending a lot of money to travel to a distant destination, look for interesting places within a few hours of where you live and plan day trips to those locations.
Take on a project at home. Almost all of us have a project or two we’ve been thinking about doing and putting off. Make a list of them, choose the one that seems the most enjoyable and devote your long weekend to taking care of it.
Host a potluck or two. The big thing that holds people back from hosting dinner parties is the cost, since it can be quite expensive to have several people over for a nice meal.
Have a personal “retreat.” This is an option people tend to overlook, but it can be deeply fulfilling. Take a weekend and just disconnect from all the stress and distractions in your life. Turn off the television. Turn off the computer. Turn off the cellphone. Put down the to-do list.
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