A lot of Americans are looking to stay close to home this summer. I mentioned a few weeks ago that a great family trip would be to our nation's capital. If you're looking for something that's far from the madding crowd, then how about taking the family to a dude ranch? My sister took her kids to Montana over the summer and absolutely loved it. A great place to find ranch vacations (besides Johnny Jet's dude ranch resources, of course!) is RanchWeb.com. Users can search 250+ ranches by more than 100 categories. You can't book your trips there as Ranchweb is information only (they answer all your questions) but it will direct you to the ranch for booking.