Author Archives: Elise Eimer

A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Columbia

The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) the University of Missouri-Columbia, ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Public House Brewing Company

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Located in the southeast region of Missouri, Public House Brewing Company started from humble beginnings in Josh Stacy’s garage. When Stacy and Josh Goodridge, who have been best friends since junior high, saw the chance to bring their award-winning beer recipes to the general public, they jumped. A unique brewery for Missouri and the country, Public House has two very ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Logboat Brewing Company

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Created out of a love for the outdoors, “weirdness” and fun, Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia is THE place for young professionals, college students, dog lovers, families, and retirees alike to hang out and enjoy a cold craft brew. There is a vibe at Logboat that you don’t find everywhere; a vibe that says “we don’t take ourselves too seriously, ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Kansas City Bier Company

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Kansas City has always been known for great beer, but until recently has been a one-brewery-town, Boulevard Brewery being the reigning king. One brewery that has popped up in the last few years that is making huge strides in bringing KC a little something different is Kansas City Bier Company. Located in the south city neighborhood of Waldo, KC Bier ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Sedalia

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Let’s check out Sedalia, home to the Missouri State Fair, world-class art and historic architecture. Where to Stay In downtown Sedalia, ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: St. Charles

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s popular Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities on the trek. The Katy Trail system starts in Machens (30 minutes north of St. Louis) and ends in Clinton, ... Read More »

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

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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 »