When traveling as much as we do, we can't always afford to be on the go all the time so we do have down time, which we try to fill with entertainment. When we are looking for things to do in the areas we stay, we always search Groupon (via Ebates, where I have gotten back over $775 to may paypal account) first for "things to do". We tend to gravitate towards wineries, spa trips, boat trips, local historical sights, hibachi dinners and sometimes ghost tours (me more than Keith). When we can't find something of interest I search for unique or even odd things to see. This sometimes takes us to some really cool and strange places.
We recently started helping a friend launch his new startup so that has helped significantly to have extra cash to do things like rent a boat for a day. It wasn't cheap but it was worth the $290 as we haven't had a boat since we left Seattle. We have missed boating!
One thing that has really helped us work remotely is NOT the WiFi at the campgrounds, but rather our own portable setup we put together. It's been a game changer. We bought a Netgear 4G hotspot, Nighthawk router and SIM card off Amazon and had it "turned on" by Netbuddy. We pay $60 a month for unlimited data. We now have WiFi everywhere we go. We stream Netflix (we pay for this) and YouTube TV (free to us as we are on a family plan with my folks) constantly. Vermont was really the hardest place for us to stream so we went old school and watched DVD's that we picked up at Walmart for under $4.
When we opt to stay in, we try to save money by cooking and watching movies. We tend to eat Keto so we grill out a lot. Before we left Florida for this trip, we stocked up on frozen meat knowing we could make that last for a big portion of the trip. (I found a Groupon for Omaha Steaks). We also hit up Sams and Walmart so we are still eating some of those items. We tend to buy bag salads and veggies to add to our meals. We eat a lot of eggs, bacon, tuna or turkey/cheese in low carb wraps as they are all easy and fast. Wine is always in our fridge, but thankfully, our wine tends to be affordable. I could write an article just on the foods we buy and eat but I won't bore you anymore on this topic.
Lastly, in the evening before bed, we read using our Kindles (books are too bulky to travel with). Right now we are both reading Howard Stern Comes Again. You may or not be a fan of Howard but his book is GREAT. You really get a glimpse into how much he has changed over the years. We listen to him on our drive from state to state, thanks to Sirius, which we pay for. We said "no thanks" so many times they gave us a great deal we couldn't pass up! (Let them know we referred you and you'll get a few months free). I am about to finish and start reading If I Did It as we just finished a Netflix series on the OJ Simpson trial. Should be interesting...