Blog about how expensive it is to vacation and how your family can enjoy the summer even without a big bankroll. Try camping and roughing it – borrow equipment rather than buying it. Camp out in the backyard have a hot dog roast or a fire pit for marshmallows. Get a telescope and bring it to the beach. Get a penpal, go hiking in your neighborhood if you never have before or even start your Christmas crafts early on. Catch a movie on the beach or go the playground at night and then for some ice cream afterward.