Author Archives: Elise Eimer

15 in ’15: Missouri Wine Country

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Missouri and wine — they go quite well together. Missouri, wine and 2015—even better. Producing wine since the mid-1800s, Missouri wine country has made a name ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Missouri State Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  2015 is here, so we’ve come up with 15 things in Missouri you won’t want to miss in the new year. These fabulous 15 have been ... Read More »

2015 First Day Hikes in Missouri

Roaring River State Park

Lots of people like to start off a new year with a resolution to get healthier. Many tend to give up a certain unhealthy habit like drinking soda or watching too much TV, but I say, don’t give something up, start doing something new. How about a resolution to get out and be more active? But more specifically, how about ... Read More »

Missouri Botanical Garden Glow

Photo by Daniel Doelling.

It’s officially the season of twinkling lights and hot cocoa. At the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, it’s also the season of kettle corn and roasted marshmallows, Christmas-light-covered hedge mazes and magical mistletoe photo ops, lit Christmas tree forests and a singing dance-party to pull it all together.   Garden Glow, aka the most wonderful walk-through winter wonderland light ... Read More »

Missouri-Made Gifts Guide

st james wine

Let’s face it: It’s easy to buy products without putting any thought behind it during the holidays. But isn’t it special when you purchase something that means something to you and the recipient? What about giving something you took the time to make? There are places in Missouri that make it easy to give something unique while making the purchase ... Read More »

Best of Show: Events “Explode” on PictureMO

Wilson's Creek Battlefield- Missy Mueller

Another three months has flown by, which means it is time to announce another round of winners in the Missouri Division of Tourism’s (MDT) PictureMO photo contest. Through PictureMO, MDT asks talented photographers to step behind the lens and showcase Missouri. Each quarter, contestants submit photos that fit a different theme and MDT honors the top three each quarter (only ... Read More »

10 Missouri State Parks You Need to Visit This Fall

Painted Rock Conservation Area

Missouri has been recognized many times for its wonderful state parks system. With 87 official Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites , which come to around 200,000 acres of beautiful public space, visitors can hike, camp and picnic in every corner of the state. Yes, 87 is a lot to choose from, so we narrowed it down to 10 that ... Read More »

A Fish Called Lorraine: Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Being from Missouri and old enough to be out of college, you would think I would have caught a fish or have at least been fishing in a boat by now. Nope. And when I told @MoTravelGuy about this … well of course I got the wide-eyes that were screaming “WE HAVE TO GET A VIDEO OF YOU FISHING- THIS ... Read More »

PictureMO: Enjoy the Arts

Liberty Memorial

The 2014 second quarter PictureMO contest has come to an end and we are excited so many camera savvy people got out around Missouri and enjoyed the arts. The theme for the quarter included public art, historic sites, live entertainment and museums across the state. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a ... Read More »