Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

Get Ready for Missouri Summer Festivals 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join in on summer fun at Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer

It’s time for summer festivals in Missouri, where we celebrate everything from music and the arts to food, fireworks and film. From mid-June through early September, activities aplenty help make your Missouri summer fun and memorable. Here’s a quick rundown of summer festivals on tap in the Show-Me State for 2015 - and yes, we realize that not all fireworks shows ... Read More »

Monthly Musings by MOTravelGuy: Barbecue Sundae

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The words “barbecue sundae” immediately drew my attention. On a lunch break with co-workers a little while back, our conversations turned toward barbecue (we are from Missouri, after all) and someone mentioned a place in Columbia that served a barbecue sundae. She described the creation as a layering of meat, barbecue sauce, baked beans – and then more meat, barbecue ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Boonville

Warm Springs Ranch.

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 Boonville, a Missouri River city known for its Civil War history and more recently for destinations such as ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Rocheport

A-Frame, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport

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. Here’s a look at Rocheport, a charming small town noted for its winery, bed and breakfast inns and shopping spots. With ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Jefferson City

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Your trek along the Katy Trail continues into Central Missouri and passes north of Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital city. Hop off the trail for a side trip into Jefferson City via the access route that leads to the pedestrian/bicycle bridge that is attached to the Missouri River Bridge. The bridge offers an exciting vantage point from which to view the ... Read More »

Monthly Musing by MOTravelGuy: Dream MLB Lineup

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I’m always going to love baseball. Hours playing baseball in the backyard with my brother, friends and parents, coupled with great memories at ballparks (from my youth baseball days in Pike County, Mo., to major league parks where I’ve been a spectator) are too precious to be undone by outside forces like misaligned Little League teams and three-hour games   ... Read More »

Monthly Musing by MoTravelGuy: Sledding in Missouri

Sledding on Art Hill, Forest Park in St. Louis. Photo by Daniel Doelling.

At some point in life, maybe around age 25, the thrill of whishing down a hill on a cheap sheet of plastic gives way to considerations of time spent prepping, piling on layers and then de-layering and drying off from time spent sledding. Giving up sledding because you don’t like putting on layers and drying off later? Your 11-year-old self ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Hannibal

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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! With museums and art galleries, a famous cave and adventure on the Mississippi River, it’s fair to say there are a lot of things to see ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Opening Day of Trout Fishing

Trout fishing on the Current River in Montauk 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! If you watch CBS sports around the time of the Masters golf tournament, you’ve probably heard the phrase “a tradition unlike any other.” No offense to ... Read More »

15 in ’15: St. Joseph

Remington Nature Center, St. Joseph.

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! St. Joseph has an outstanding collection of museums and is well known for its ties to historic events and famous figures from Missouri’s past. What people ... Read More »