Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch is the PR and Social Media Manager for H&L Partners, the advertising agency of record for the Missouri Division of Tourism.

Kids Will Love the Lake of the Ozarks: family fun for all

My first family vacation brings memories of rainbow flip flops, one long blonde braid swinging over my shoulder as I sipped Orange Crush and watched my dad play Pac-Man at an arcade. The heat made those flip flops stick to the bottoms of my feet and that Orange Crush taste so much better. The humidity made even the quarters sweat, …

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Gluten-free Dining: It’s a Breeze in Missouri

Dining out on vacation can be one of the best parts of a trip. What better way to get the pulse on local culture and experience a city’s charm and creativity? It’s that one fantastic meal, that one great craft cocktail, that one friendly server that can help make memories on a trip. But for the gluten-free traveler, dining out on …

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Jefferson City: “Most Beautiful” Small Town in America

Jefferson City

Looking for the most beautiful small town in America? Try Jefferson City. That’s right, Rand McNally has chosen Jefferson City as the 2013 “Most Beautiful” Small Town in America. In September, Jefferson City was selected as one of five “Most Beautiful” finalists in the “Best of the Road” contest based off of an all-digital online voting process. As a finalist, …

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Touring the Missouri River Valley

Missouri River Country book cover

Those of us who have the luxury of living in Missouri know how beautiful and picturesque the state is. When it comes to rivers, lakes and streams, Lake of the Ozarks, the Jacks Fork and the Mississippi River often come to mind. In fact, the Great River Road, which follows the Mississippi River, was recently nominated one of the most …

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Girls Getaway to Kansas City

My friend Sara and I, usually tromping across the state with our two rowdy boys, found ourselves boy-less, a few days before the weekend. Sara, who I might add is not crafty, proposed a quiet weekend of scrapbooking. I proposed we forget scrapbooking and seek amazing food, signature cocktails, a world-class concert, great art, culture and style! I told her, …

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Christmas Traditions in Cape Girardeau

With such unseasonably warm temperatures, can you believe Christmas is now less than three weeks away? For many of us, Christmas conjures up the fondest of memories.  Tradition is a word that is intricately woven within its very fabric. Every community has its own Christmas traditions. Ask about Christmas memories in Cape Girardeau and the Hutson’s Fine Furniture Store display …

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Five Secrets to Road Tripping with the Kids

One rainy Friday night, me, my 3-year old son Jack, my friend Sara and her 2-year old son Connor decided to test the fates and took to the road for a short vacation to Independence. It was a moms-and-boys weekend. Sara and I were high-fiving each other before we even made it to the highway. With self-satisfied grins, we shuttled …

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