- The Amazon Rainforest in South America: $3,000 for a four-day tour
- The Boundary Waters, Minn.: $125 per person for three days, self-guided
How much you save: $2,875
Very little provides a scenic, tranquil escape quite as blissfully as canoeing. The waters can get rough and your ride a bit bumpy, but depending on your location, being out on the water and soaking up fresh air are probably the biggest draw.
Canoeing allows you to chat with your fellow travelers, exercise and tone your upper body — and admire luscious scenery at the same time. It’s more affordable than many other recreational activities, and it is one your whole family can enjoy together.