Looking for your next adventure?

From scrambling to spelunking, you’ll find it here at Adventures On The Cheap

We are a website for adventurers, by adventurers. For people who take the long way. Whose idea of a vacation is doing something new, something hard. If you’re the sort of person who doesn’t want the mountaintop experience without hiking your own way to the top, then welcome. You’ll love it here.

Need an idea?

Check out our Ultimate Big List of Adventures, spanning everything from cascading to spelunking. Prepare to be inspired!

Short on cash?

Short on cash? Check out our Intro Guide to how to adventure on the cheap! (And every Know Before You Go Guide has additional information).

Don't have a private jet? (Us neither)

The way we see it, adventure shouldn’t take a fat wad of cash.

It should take guts, ambition, and training.

Our Adventure Authors will tell you how much it costs, how to slash expenses, and how to make the dream happen.

Some of these adventures take half a day; some take months. But with a little thriftiness, you can afford any one of them!

Know Before You Go

You’ll find Know Before You Go guides on this website.

These long-form articles are a combination of trip report, columnist advice, and original research.

Our authors will pave the way for you. They’ll tell you how they did it, and how you can do it to!

You’ll hear of far-off destinations all over the world. In some cases, you’ll get to go yourself. In others, you can take what you’ve learned and apply it closer to home.

Take Action

Our Know Before You Go Guides are actionable articles teaching you about the activity, training, nutrition, costs and location.


If you’re a born gypsy, nomad, dirtbag or wayfarer, then welcome home. Like many people, you aren’t comfortable until you’re uncomfortable, pounding out the miles, seeking the summit, cresting that wave.

We’re like a Magic 8 Ball for your next adventure. Browse our website, and find the adventure that strikes a chord with you. Will it be freshwater river snorkeling? Sandstone slot canyoneering? Off-piste alpine splitboarding? Mangrove tunnel kayaking? Pick one and go!

Insider Tips

Our Know Before You Go Guides feature actionable advice so you can prepare and training for a similar adventure! 

  • Estimated budget and costs
  • Transportation to and from
  • Best season and region
  • Safety precautions
  • Required physical fitness
  • And other insider info!

Write for us!

Are you an Adventurer? We pay $$ for properly crafted Know Before You Go Guides from people who have been there, done that!

Please contact us via our About/Contact page. You will be provided with a post template and instructions. If accepted, we will publish your piece under your own author byline. 

Any Adventurer is welcome. We have four main criteria for a qualifying topic:

  • Substantial level of physical fitness
  • Requires time comittment
  • Takes place in the Outdoors
  • Requires travel