Last week I made a series of somewhat spontaneous, but long needed decisions. I quit my job and booked a flight to Newfoundland that was leaving the following the day. I was going to meet up with a friend I had only known through the internet, through my ex girlfriend, and we were going to go on a series of crazy adventures across NL with her friends. It ended up being such an incredible experience that was tight budget friendly and extremely rewarding with fantastic sights and memories.
If you’re like me and enjoy pitching a tent in the woods or cooking ramen noodles over a campfire, finding a beautiful place to do this is likely on the top of your list. As someone who has been lucky enough to go backpacking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Banff National Park, Canada, it’s hard to find ‘comparable’ beauty to these western forests on the East Coast, especially when you’re short on time and cash.
Where do places comparable to that beauty exist, out here? My answer: Acadia National Park in Maine.
Although four days may seem like a short amount of time, you’d be amazed at how much we accomplished without rushing and the incredible experiences we had- Iceland is very doable on a tight budget if you are okay with ‘roughing’ it a bit!