Take a bus tour!! Do you have any great art galleries or museums in your area? Check with your local art community and see if your city has a shuttle service that will take you around town. You are sure to discover a new world, right there in your hometown. You can take your whole family, learn about a new culture, and maybe even spark a new interest or talent in you or your children. It will be like traveling to a foreign country and studying abroad, without the expensive fees. It's also a great air-conditioned, cultural experience that is easy on the pockets.