Author Archives: Scott McCullough

15 in ’15: Floating and Camping in Missouri

Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Akers

I don’t know about you, but I like to get out of the house and enjoy nature, no matter the weather. Thankfully, the entire Show-Me State offers outstanding outdoor activities; in fact, Missouri is home to one of the most popular outdoor recreational areas in the Midwest. Any time of the year, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in southeast Missouri, is ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Lake of the Ozarks


This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. To find all “15 in ’15” posts simply go to the search bar on this page and type in “15 in ’15.” Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Let’s go to the lake. Wait, that request could – I ... Read More »

Flowing Waterways: Rivers and Streams in Missouri

The Missouri River in Hermann

A state where rivers run, Missouri is home to thousands of places to enjoy the water year-round. As you travel the state, you’ll discover each stream has its own idiosyncrasies. Fishing, boating, floating, swimming . . . all are here, in Missouri. Let us introduce some iconic waterways, plus just a few attractions along the way, to help you get ... Read More »

Missouri Wineries: Enjoy the Best

Make sure to tour Stone Hill Winery's cellars while you're there.

I like wine. I don’t love wine; I love my wife and kids – but I do appreciate good wine and spending a relaxing afternoon at a pleasant winery or two, with (as you might guess) my wife. No, I’m not a wino, just an aficionado. That said; let me point out some distinctive wineries in the central section of ... Read More »

Book Showcases Missouri’s Flavors

Enjoy all the ways you can "Savor Missouri."

Like food? Well, who doesn’t? Fond of wine and beer? Sure. Then you are sure to enjoy “Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine,” compiled and written by Nina Furstenau. This coffee-table-style, full color book is a treasure of culinary delights. Travel the roads along the Missouri, Meramec and Mississippi rivers to discover tasty food, award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, ... Read More »

Honoring Service on Veterans Day

What we now call Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. Throughout Missouri, the United States, and the world, we take time on this date to remember and honor our military veterans, those who survived and those who didn’t, past and present. In 1926, the United States Congress passed a resolution requesting President Calvin Coolidge issue a proclamation calling ... Read More »

World Series of Barbecue — Kansas City

Do You Barbecue, Smoke or Grill? What’s the Difference?  Is it barbeque or barbecue, BBQ or Bar-B-Q or Bar-B-Que? Honestly, the choice is yours; all are correct. Then there is the question of method: do you barbeque food, smoke it or grill it? Confused? Well, let’s have a look. In the United States, the experts almost unanimously stand by these ... Read More »

Enjoy True Nature in Missouri

Ever feel like you’re living in a vacuum? Or a fishbowl? Or fighting your way through a mob scene in a horror movie? Let me tell you, I can relate. Been there and done that. But those feelings are easy to overcome. How? The answer is simple, inexpensive and no appointment is necessary: get out and commune with nature. Missouri ... Read More »

It’s Spring—Get Outdoors

Take a Ride on the Katy Trail

At some time this winter, I’m sure you’ve yelled: Get me out of here! Well, now’s the time. Whether you do it on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or in a canoe, there is no better time than spring to “get out” and enjoy Missouri’s great outdoors. After a long, hard winter, we all need some exercise. Some of the ... Read More »

1836 Missouri State Penitentiary — Hard Hat Tours

Tourists wearing hard hats visit the Missouri State Penitentiary

  Early Inmate at MSP A visit to Jefferson City, Missouri, isn’t complete until you tour the original, 1836 Missouri State Penitentiary, located seven blocks east of the Capitol. In 1967, the “Missouri State Pen” was named the “bloodiest 47 acres in America” by Time magazine. The Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) was decommissioned in 2004. It is open to the ... Read More »