If youre up for a quick visit to Calgarys neighbour to the east, Medicine Hat, there are numerous hotel offers giving guests the chance to save over 50 per cent, with packages that include. So while it is true that our economy is a hindrance on many Albertans travel plans, by looking into some of these many offers, you can craft unique, personalized, fun trips for yourself or your family, without added financial stress and guilt. The City of Calgary is also offering unlimited summer fun for only 50 with their new concept, the Youth Passport. Story continues below, this weeks guest on Surviving the Slump, Tamara Elliott, is a Calgary-based travel writer and the founder. Youve just got to go find them and find the time. I think a lot people are just kind of watching the bottom lines, Elliott said, and rethinking their grand vacation plans that they usually have and thinking, how can we make our money go a little bit further and perhaps stay in our own backyard. Driving just an hour outside the City of Calgary can take you to some stunning locations, where there are seemingly countless options for entertainment, relaxation or adventure. Fast Curious, a local culture package, or 18 holes of golf. Dino-enthusiasts eat your hearts out! Calgary Craft Breweries, drink Local. 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Whether it be Grassi Lakes near Canmore, or a little farther to the gorgeous, turquoise Peyto Lake or northwest of the city to the Sundre area.