I recently read an interesting article about what people are cutting back on during the economic crisis and was surprised to see that many still place importance on their holidays. In fact, a friend is planning a trip to Branson, Missouri in the next few months with her family. I was curious as to why she was going there as I hadn't heard much of this place and was surprised to know that it was a fantastic family getaway. Branson has a theme park available called the Silver Dollar City which is guaranteed to bring much joy to children and adults plus lots of other fun activities such as museums, water rides and the ever popular shopping at its range of factory outlets. There is a whole host of accommodation available ranging from 5-star luxury hotels to comfortable family suites at their many hotels. It definitely sounds like a great place and somewhere I should consider in the future!