With the summer approaching, you’re probably looking wistfully at pop up ads of perfect white beaches with happy glistening people sitting on them. If money is tight, don’t assume an American seaside break—or any other U.S. vacation—is out of your financial reach. Compromise on timings and location, and you can get a lot of beach, city or unspoiled countryside for your buck.
Yosemite National Park, CA
This 1,200 square mile hunk of Californian wilderness is home to some of the most beautiful scenery the state—or country—has to offer: soaring waterfalls, ancient sequoia trees, plus a glut of hiking trails and natural monuments.
How to visit on a budget
Take a tent and camp for a fraction of the price of a hotel. This will also give