My husband had the chance to attend a conference in Connecticut and as this might be our last chance to get away, we jumped at the opportunity. We drove about ten hours, mostly in the dark (not fun) but we were both delighted to have an affordable mini break.
The conference was the highlight for my husband and honestly getting out of the house was the highlight for me and we both found some frugal fun.
Our first day in Connecticut, we explored Yale and the Grove Street Cemetery. We both love cemeteries but admittedly this isn’t for everyone. I find them peaceful and beautiful with so many stories. Grove Street has a lot of history and we enjoyed looking for historic figures, interesting names and beautiful stones.
We browsed used bookstores and found more free art exhibits and lectures than we had imagined. We didn’t do any fancy dining. Instead we found local specialties. We were there for three days (plus a day travelling there and a day travelling back) and came back pooped but refreshed.
You don’t need to travel far or to exotic places. Anywhere new can be explored and with some effort, any place can be affordable.