When we are planning summer vacations, we tend to think most often of the big amusements parks like Disney, the cruises and the exotic locales.
Then, we look at our budget and realize we need to rethink our summer.
There are many great cost-effective places here in the Midwest to visit on your summer vacation that will not cost you half your annual salary.
When was the last time you took the kids to Mt. Rushmore? How about Lake Okoboji or Lewis & Clark Lake? We once did an overnight stay at the Platte River State Park and had a blast.
There are many other budget-minded vacations you can take around the country. Check them out here: