Hours spent sitting in a rolling chair staring at a computer or checking the clock waiting for the next meeting to begin make the days and weeks blur together. Before you know it, January turns into April, and four months fly by without a hint of adventure. Taking a break and playing hooky for a day is nice, but don’t you usually spend it catching up on laundry or grocery shopping? Leave the monotony of a routine at home and expand your hooky skills to the beauty of the Midwest. Long weekends are meant for a combination of relaxation and exploration, and Missouri and its surrounding states hold underrated gems just waiting for you. Even better? We planned the entire escape so you don’t have to. Pack your bags and read on because this year just got a whole lot more exciting. Don't forget to take your #wheres417 photo while you're away!