Maybe that vacation that you planned had to be scrapped, there just was not enough extra money to go around.  Now you have some time off and you just want to have some down time with the family.  Maybe there are places to go where you don’t have to run the charge cards ragged and come home without enough money to purchase a gallon of milk for the cereal you are going to be eating for dinner for the next month.  There are always ways to do the vacation cheaper.  A week at an amusement park can be absolutely prohibitive in terms of cash flow.  Bottles of water costing more than $5.00 a piece.  Most people would not spend that for a whole case of water, back in the real world, where we live and where we work.

There are places to go that can be interesting and fun, without breaking the bank.  There are places to visit across this great land of ours that are not well advertised, not huge tourist attractions.  Maybe you can take this vacation to learn where our vegetables are grown, learn how to milk a cow, or visit the livestock farms in places such as Audrain County, Missouri.  Little known places like Audrain County are rich in culture, have lots of tourist attractions that don’t cost an arm and a leg.  You can learn how to milk a cow, you can see how livestock are taken care of, and at the end of the day, you can have dinner in a family style restaurant, sampling the foods that are local to the area.

It does not take a lot of money to have a great vacation, but it can take a little planning.  With a little research a family can uncover lots of things that make this country so great.