I'm convinced that most of what drives someone crazy is a lack of having a life. Social media has made this even worse as we tend to live our lives online rather than in person these days. Instead of doing the same thing day in and day out, maybe a little travel is just what you need.

While it remains one of the younger states in the union, Oklahoma has a deeper history than you think. The Sooner State has been the territory of four different countries... Spain, Louisiana, The Republic of Texas, and the USA. It also features more diversity, ecologically speaking, than almost any other bordered place in the world. Add in the history of Indian Territory and the land runs that welcomed settlers, the short history since then is just as interesting.

Whether they were oil barons, lovers of art, politicians, or businessmen, some of Oklahoma's most grand homes are open to the public to explore. Yes, some of them do cost a little money for the privilege to tour, which is spent to preserve the home itself so it's really no big deal unless you want to be a Karen about it.

Sadly, the locations of these historic homes all exist North of I-40 in a sort of triangle of travel between OKC, Tulsa, and the I-35 corridor of North-Central Oklahoma. Still, each one is definitely worth the trip if you love history as much as normal people do.

If your excuse to instantly take a hard pass on this experience is "Can't go, I have kids..." no worries. All of these places, at one time or another, host guided field trips that kids love. Especially the wilds of Woolaroc and the motorsports of The Marland Mansion.

You can still social distance and keep your rona-guard up as you explore some of the richest histories this state has to offer. There are no excuses to continue living a small life. Get out and explore a little bit, it's all pretty amazing.

Oklahoma Mansions You Can Tour

While Oklahoma will never have the history of New England and the ancient East Coast, there are plenty of places to explore life on the finer side of things. Here are a few of the most famous public mansions in Oklahoma.

The Weirdest Stoplight Locations In Lawton

Driving around town, a person might logically assume the stoplight locations were picked by throwing darts at a map of Lawton. Here are some of the standout, more oddly placed traffic control devices.

See How The Ten Most Dangerous Cities In Oklahoma Rank

While some of Oklahoma's most dangerous cities may not be a total shocker, there are some real surprises on this Top Ten list.

Check out this Amazing Castle for Sale in Oklahoma

You could be the king or queen of this castle in Tahlequah, OK. It's an amazing home that features a 2 story 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house along with a 2 story chapel on the property. There are lots of gardens, outdoor scenery, patios, a gazebo, and there's even a waterfall. It's the ultimate kingdom and it could all be yours for just $750,000. So are you interested? If so contact Sherri Sanders of McGraw Realtors for all the details.

The Beauty Of Southwest Oklahoma

Too many people spend too much time complaining about being in Southwest Oklahoma. If only they'd shut their mouths and open their eyes from time to time, then they'd see the true beauty of this place.

Oklahoma's Top 25 Largest Employers

Too many people think all they'll ever find is yet another dead-end job. Here's a quick list from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce featuring the twenty-five largest employers in Oklahoma who are always looking to hire good people.