PeaceJoyAustin

Cheap, free, and local-endorsed things to do in beautiful places

Let’s Explore

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult! No matter your constraints, you can get away to somewhere near or far and discover something magical.

I love hiking amidst beautiful scenery and exploring new cities and areas. My site aims to provide you with tips on the best cheap and free things to do and see and affordable places to eat and drink in U.S. cities and national parks, as well as few international destinations. While many tourist spots are amazing and well worth your time, I always include a variety of off-the-radar places that are popular among locals to ensure that you experience a place as someone who lives there does.

Free & Cheap Travel Guides

Click on the blue menu at the top of the page to navigate to my travel guides for U.S. cities, national parks, and international destinations. I share my tips on the most rewarding free and cheap things to do, best cheap eats, most fun bars, prettiest hikes, and more for each city and national park listed.

Blog

Click here to read my blog as I recount the amazing adventures, tasty eats, and epic destinations I’ve encountered on some recent travels.