Kayaking to the Petroglyph Island, spending Halloween (and one earthquake) on a pirate ship, mushing picturesquely down a park trail until your lead dogs go "SQUIRREL!"...
All of these are possible with a little imagination and less money. Most of these photos & tales are from the Chesapeake Bay region, east coast USA.
As a local outfitter says: go outside and play!
For swordwhale's art (Elves, Dwarves, Pookas & shapeshifters, denizens of the natural world, Tolkien stuff, critters, and one random webcomic) : http://swordwhale3.tumblr.com/
For musings on random fandom, fantasy, sci-fi and comics (especially Tolkien geekdom) check out: http://swordwhale.tumblr.com/
I don't post NSFW there, but I reblog other posts and some may contain language unsuitable for polite company.