Stephen Foutes

Stephen Foutes is Communications Coordinator for the Missouri Division of Tourism.

16 Missouri Adventures You Don’t Want to Miss in 2016

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No matter how many resolutions are on your list for 2016, there’s always room for one more, especially one that’s as enjoyable as traveling in Missouri. The Show-Me State has a variety of exciting and entertaining attractions, outdoor adventures and events for you and your family to enjoy in the coming year. Need proof? Here’s a look at 16 things …

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11 Bowls of Missouri Chili

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Whether you like it spicy hot and loaded with ground beef, a little sweet with a pinch of brown sugar or heavy on veggies, it’s hard to beat a good bowl or plate full of chili. While chili is enjoyable year-round – well, maybe not on 100-degree days in July – it is especially delightful at tailgate parties, and you …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northeast Region

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The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northwest Region

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The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Southeast Region

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The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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14 Reasons You Don’t Need to Be at Work Today

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It’s taunting you. The unused vacation days counter on your timesheet is growing right before your eyes. But there’s too much work to do. You can’t afford a day off, right? Wrong. Unless you’re a brain surgeon and lives are on the line, it’s not going to hurt you to miss a day of work (sorry, Doc, you better punch …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: St. Louis

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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) Saint Louis University, Washington …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Columbia

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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, …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Springfield

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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) Missouri State University in …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Cape Girardeau

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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) Southeast Missouri State University …

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