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Can't afford a summer vacation? Under Canvas wants to help you travel and #paywhatyoucan

Posted: 2:30 AM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 15:45:40Z
With breathtaking scenery and easy viewing access right from the seat of your car, Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of the most popular viewpoints for visitors looking to take in all that Glacier has to offer. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

Few things are as American as a summer family vacation, however many people these days are living on tight budgets and unable to afford a trip.

A recent study by Bankrate.com said just 52 percent of Americans are planning to take a summer vacation -- the majority cited money as the reason.

A luxury camping business called Under Canvas took note of the study and decided "that the outdoors is for everyone to enjoy and should not be a privilege."

So, the environmentally friendly company is working to help those who could not otherwise afford to get #OutsideTogether to #paywhatyoucan and take time to connect with loved ones.

And don't worry if you are single and a household of one. You can enter too!

The company says this isn’t a contest but an effort to "protect and preserve our planet for generations to come and "be a bridge that connects people with the outdoors!"

The "Summer Vacation as it Should be!" application only has a few questions, including why you'd like to be considered and how much you can afford to pay.

They have eight great locations to choose from in the application, including many iconic national parks like Yellowstone, Glacier, Zion, the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Entries will be taken through June 4 with decisions being announced on June 7.