It’s Canada Day, and when cash is tight, a vacation can be expensive. No problem. Have a staycation.
Instead of traveling to a distant country, plan a series of day trips near home. If you have relatives from another country come for a visit, where would you take them? Pretend you are a tourist, and go there yourself. Try a new restaurant, or a place you wouldn’t otherwise go.
If the kids want a day at the pool, go to the local outdoor pool, or book a night at a local hotel with a pool. The staycation will not be free, but driving to a local hotel saves the plane fare, and gives you a break.
Why not trade videos with friends and have a move night, complete with popcorn? That’s fun, and very inexpensive.
If you use your imagination, you will find many inexpensive ways to save money.