Someone asked me what I do in my downtime. Let me start by saying I have a good bit of experience traveling for work. Before turning to mystery shopping full-time I was an Account Executive at a software company. I traveled a fair amount in that position, and being mostly an introvert, I don't get lonely like many people.
So far my entertainment options have cost little. Since I don't have cable at home, I watch a fair amount of television in the hotel. I also go on walks. One night last week I walked to Dollar General's corporate headquarters complex. It was huge. Since I am fascinated with corporate offices, it was an adventure for me. I also gambled a little last weekend while I was in Tunica. I love to gamble - mostly video poker and blackjack - and imagine that won't be my last visit to a casino during this trip. Finally, I brought a book and some magazines and always pick up the paper at the front desk. If the opportunity arises, I might go see a movie. I'l like to see We're the Millers.
Many people spend more money when they are traveling. I make a game out of seeing how frugal I can be.