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My favorite cheap vacation that I have taken my family on was renting a houseboat on the Mississippi. It was inexpensive and a fun family adventure. I would recommend it to anyone.
When we were young, starting out our vacations consisted of a tent, sleeping bags and camping equipment strapped on top of our old car. We enjoyed every minute fishing, hiking and sight seeing. We would drive thousands of miles to national parks or just out in the wilderness away from other campers. The family bonded as the children learned and had fun.
As we grew older and more financially mature, the vacations became more extended and the tent was exchanged for hotels and the activities became more touristy and expensive.
We have seen every part of this great country and much of Canada, my wife and I only drive, we hate flying. We have been to everyplace mentioned in this article with the exception of Medomak Camp, Main.
My personal favorites are the Black Hills and surroundings, Yellowstone NP, Glacier NP, Washington D.C., Yosemite NP, Grand Canyons, Zion and Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonland, UT, Redwoods and the California and Oregon Cost, Boston and area in the fall. Vancouver and driving thru BC and AB along the Trans Canada Hwy up to Jasper and the Icefeilds, Lake Louise and Banff.
We went to that park. My family stepped out for a quick photo and when we got back
in 5 minutes. My Tahoe window was broken into. Reported it to the local police
and they said to me welcome to Canada with a smile. Really wanted to punch him in the face.
We got stuck at the border for 5 hours.
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