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  • I need Inexpensive Primal Vacation Ideas

    I am wishing to take a 7-10 night primal vacation for my birthday. My birthday is May 11 so I hope to leave Monday, May 9 which is the day after Mother's Day. I will allow myself to be gone as late as Wednesday, May 18 as I leave again on Friday, May 20 for a wedding in Wisconsin.

    Does anyone know of a cheap primal vacation that would seem fit? I plan on bringing my own food so that is not an issue. I currently live in Grand Rapids, MI and will fly anywhere. Its super cheap to fly to Florida - under $200 round trip. So if you know of an awesome spot in Florida let me know!

    I wish to hike a lot and meet with other cavemen if possible. If I can be near water that would be a plus.

    I am willing to spend up to $1000 but something under $500 for 10 nights would be a huge win.

    Any ideas?
    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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    • #3
      I forgot to mention that I will need wi-fi access 24 hours. I will be bringing my laptop and working throughout the days!
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      • #4
        Really cheap idea would be a tent in a field that's just outside a playground =D


        ....I'd do it anyway.
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        • #5
          The wilderness! Hunt critters. Forge for berries and live off the land. Be sure to bring some good quality peyote.

          edit: oh you need your computer. Hrmf.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stabby View Post
            The wilderness! Hunt critters. Forge for berries and live off the land. Be sure to bring some good quality peyote.

            edit: oh you need your computer. Hrmf.
            Haha yea, I do. Well, actually I take that back. I don't NEED it. I plan on getting an iPhone soon. I have had the same damn phone for 4.5 years and if there is anyone in this world that is due for an iPhone its Primal Toad!

            I might do this. Go off into the wilderness. Do you know of any awesome spots?
            Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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            • #7
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              • #8
                You could get a satellite telephone and tether to your laptop out in the wilderness.
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                • #9
                  Or you could actually bite the bullet and unplug for a week. It would do you good. Who wants to be staring at a screen when all that nature is out there?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    Or you could actually bite the bullet and unplug for a week. It would do you good. Who wants to be staring at a screen when all that nature is out there?
                    I am considering this. Even if its 3 days... that would be HUGE for me. Too bad the weather has been below average here in Grand Rapids. If it was normal I would just take a 3 day backpacking trip here in my home state.

                    But, again, a flight to and back from Florida is less than $200 for me!
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                    • #11
                      I have read about home swapping for vacations, and it sounds amazing - maybe a variation of this would work for you and definitely fit your budget.

                      Basically, you swap houses with someone so each of you gets a low cost vacation with all the amenities of home. For example a person in Boulder, CO. might swap houses for a week at spring break with a person from Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginian would get hiking and beautiful mountains, while the Coloradan (??) would get sand and ocean. Perfect. Or it could be much closer by... a person from Boston could swap with someone from Cape Cod, trading a few days in the city with a few days at the ocean.

                      There is a website for it - I'll try to find it.

                      Or, here's my best idea.... Who at MDA wants to have Todd stay with them for one week? You must live somewhere where he can do outdoorsy stuff and see new sights. He doesn't mind having to fly there. He will be a great houseguest - clean, quiet, gone most days, AND as a bonus, he will cook you delicious healthy primal meals at least half the nights he is there. For the trouble, he might also pay you a small fee - maybe $200 for the week? You can use that to buy some primal yummies or some new kettle bells or add it to the mortgage for the month.

                      What a great deal!

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                      • #12
                        Site for house swaps there are tons if you google it
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                        • #13
                          state parks often have really nice accomodation (at all kinds of levels -- from rustic to luxury cabins -- for *great* prices.

                          this is something that i really like to do. camping is great, but requires a fair bit of equipment, but getting from an airport, renting a car, and driving to a state park cabin is really nice. we usually rent a car because we want to go into town a few of the evenings/days, and also for groceries and stuff. But, we spend most of our days hanging out in nature, hiking around, and such.

                          we're lucky that NZ is set up pretty much the same way. We have a free hike/cabin gift certificate that we need to use this year. It's exciting.

                          Just look up state/national parks anywhere you might want to go, and see what is what. I always love the southwest. go to vegas, head out into zion or the grand canyon. gorgeous.

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                          • #14
                            if he'll throw in some baby-sitting, he can come and stay with us in NZ. we have an extra mattress on the floor. It is heading into winter, but it feels like spring/fall. Plenty of things to do here. but, if he just stayed in wellington, it'd be a long trip for nothin'. LOL

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                            • #15
                              I'm a midwesterner like you, and my favorite vacations have been canoeing on the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas. Majorly primal. We did from Ponca to Pruitt and camped at Kyle's landing. It takes a little pre-planning for transportation but the canoe companies in the area do a great job helping you out. There are caves to explore nearby and along the float you can stop and hike to a waterfall, jump off a couple huge cliffs, and really enjoy the wildlife (we always saw turtles, snakes, deer, a ton of birds). It's a gorgeous area and we usually bookended our trip with a stay at a cabin-y bnb/hotel place that served great bacon. Oh, and you could double the length of your float if you want; it's a long river.

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