23 Jun '12, 8pm

It's summer vacation time! Think outside, you'll be surprised how many fun opportunities are light on the wallet.

It's summer vacation time! Think outside, you'll be surprised how many fun opportunities are light on the wallet.

Vacation expenses adding up? Think: outside . You may be surprised by how many opportunities are light on the pocketbook but long on enjoyment. Conservancy supporter and employee Kerry Crisley has always enjoyed spending time outdoors, even braving short camping trips with her young family . That’s why, a few years ago, she decided to take the plunge: spending her week-long summer vacation in one of nature’s notable parks — Acadia National Park in Maine — with her husband, their two- and three-year-old children, and her husband’s mother and sister. Kerry envisioned “seven carefree days outside.” What she enjoyed was a vacation every bit as relaxing and memorable as more traditional trips she had taken in years past… – and at half the cost. Here is her story: A Family Adventure By skipping air travel and opting to start their vacation with a short road trip instead, Kerry’s...

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