Would you like to get away from it all without really having to travel that far? I found an option in the middle of Missouri. It's a unique structure that is part cabin, part barn and part tiny home and you really can stay in it.
What would you be willing to do so your family could travel across America without having the money for hotels or places to stay? One Midwest guy built a tiny cabin on wheels so he and his wife could travel the country and they're completely self-sufficient in it.
Sometimes to figure out where you're going, you need to explore where you've been. There is history available to explore in southern Illinois at a secluded cabin that happens to sit along the Trail of Tears in Shawnee Forest.
Are you interested in a brief stay-cation? I found an option in our neck of the woods quite literally. It's a small cabin located between Hull and Kinderhook, Illinois that's situated next to a small creek.
As part of my personal mission to find getaway options that don't require a huge tank of gas, I found a log home that sits on 80 acres in central Missouri that has a pool table and also a sweet private lake.