Family Fun

Missouri Winter Tourism: Crowd-Free Adventures

Christmas is over. New Year’s Day has passed. We’ve entered the time of year when it’s natural to want to just hibernate. You’ve been surrounded with people and your calendar was stuffed with activities, but now it’s the season of solitude. Cuddle up in front of the fire in fuzzy socks, sipping cocoa and watch old movies. Enjoy it, because …

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Veterans Day is Every Day in the Show-Me State

Once a year, Americans take one day – formally, officially – to honor veterans: November 11. Restaurants offer free meals, attractions offer free and discounted admission. It’s a great day. But it’s one day. Except in Branson, where they show their love for veterans a lot more often. Branson sets aside a whole week each November to honor veterans with …

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Show-Me Five: U-PICK Apple Orchards

There is nothing that says autumn more than a bite of a fresh, crisp apple picked right off the tree. Give it a quick polish, sink your teeth in and let all that delicious sweetness explode in your mouth. Missouri has apple orchards throughout the state that feature different varieties, from sweet to tart and everything in between.  Let us …

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Summer May Be Over But The Fun Doesn’t Stop In Missouri

“Another long summer’s come and gone …I don’t know why it always ends this way” – ’Til Summer Comes Around, by Keith Urban “I feel it in the air, the summer’s out of reach …” – Boys of Summer, by Don Henley Yes, the long, sun-filled days of the prime summer months are behind us, but when it comes to …

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Farm Living Is The Life For Me: Missouri Farm Tours

I grew up a city/suburbia girl. But when I was around eight years old, my brother’s fifth grade teacher took my family on a tour of his parents’ dairy farm. I remember the smell of the hay (and the cow patties!), the soft brown eyes of the cows, the begging mews of the barn cats and their dexterity in balancing …

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Take a 10-Day Getaway in Missouri

Well, you’ve done it. Everyone you know is jealous, but you’re pumped. You’ve got 10 days – 10 days! – off and Missouri is your vacation destination. Should you set your sights on St. Louis and the Gateway Arch? What about seeing how many barbecue restaurants you can visit in Kansas City? Maybe you want to take your time cruising …

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Take a 5-day Getaway in Missouri

You can do a lot or a little. Yes, vacations are a wonderful thing. The next time you find yourself with five free days and nothing pressing on the agenda, make plans to visit Missouri. With a full week at your disposal, there’s plenty of time to explore multiple locations, especially if you love being outdoors. Your five-day trip to …

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3-day Summer Getaway in Missouri

It’s short and sweet. And you definitely need it. Add a three-day Missouri getaway to your to-do list this summer and plan to have a great time sightseeing, enjoying excellent meals and taking a break from the stress of daily life. There are many outstanding places to spend a three-day weekend in the Show-Me State, so selecting one may be …

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Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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12 Weeks, 12 Missouri Lakes

Twelve weeks. That’s about how long summer lasts, starting with Memorial Day weekend and running through mid-August, with the first day of school as summer’s unofficial ending. While the season’s stay is oh-so brief, you can cram a lot of fun into those 12 weeks, especially if your travels include Missouri’s recreational lakes. Fun abounds when you’re out on the …

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