Let's face it, as much as we would like to just up and fly to different city for a little bit, it's just too cost prohibitive. Fortunately Southwest Airlines has stepped up with an August flash sale you definitely don't want to miss.

Right now through August 30th, if you go to Southwest's Nationwide Sale page, you can browse flights for as low as $67. The catch is these are one-way flights. So you'd have to buy the return flight. But most are of comparable price, so that $79 trip to Little Rock tops out at $158.

Just looking at flights from St. Louis to Wichita, where my mom and sister live, it's as low as $82 during most of the booking period of September 4th to February 13th of next year, with obvious higher fares during the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel periods. But even then the tickets aren't TOO bad.

St. Louis has quite the long list of destinations, ranging from Seattle and San Diego on the west coast, to Tampa and Boston to the East. Chicago's Midway has even more, if you don't mind a little extra driving before your flight.

Book now, though. The sale ends on the 30th.