Family Fun

Fun Five at the Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair officially is underway in Sedalia. For the next 11 days, people will flock to the Missouri State Fairgrounds for fun, food, carnival rides and games, food, concerts, food, livestock shows, car races, truck and tractor pulls, and, in case I didn’t mention it, food. There are countless reasons to plan your trip to the Missouri State ... Read More »

My (Summer) Bucket List

Written by: MoTravelGirl Many of us have a bucket list – you know that list of things you want to do before you turn 30, 40, 50 or whatever. They may be exotic adventures, such as climbing Mount Everest or visiting Antarctica. They might be a trip to the Eiffel Tower or the top of the Statute of Liberty. But ... Read More »

Rainy Day Play

Fred Bird, MoTravelMama & MoTravelSon

“Rain, rain, go away,” were the words coming from my son’s mouth when we were in St. Louis last fall. We lucked out because the rain held off the day we were supposed to go to a Cardinals game. (By the way, he loved his first baseball game and loved Fred Bird even more.) The next day we were scheduled ... Read More »

Santa Claus, Veterans, and plenty of Thanksgiving

A scene from the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show.

Here in Branson, we’re hearing Jingle Bells and enjoying the twinkling Christmas lights all over town.  Actually that’s been going on for a while now, as the Branson area officially launches the Ozark Mountain Christmas season on Nov. 1 each year. As our friend Andy Williams sings, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” In many ways I agree.  ... Read More »

It’s beginning to feel a lot like … Holiday Magic

A scene from last year's Holiday Magic event in St. Louis.

As autumn fades to winter, Holiday Magic is heating up.  St. Louis’ newest holiday tradition returns to America’s Center from Dec. 3-5, and it will feature new attractions in addition to last year’s favorites.   Produced by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC), Holiday Magic is a unique shopping and entertainment destination for families seeking festive activities and ... Read More »

Riding the Rails

On Saturday, I fulfilled a long-ago promised train ride to my 2-year-old daughter. We didn’t tell her what we’d be doing, but last Friday night, we started talking about her “surprise” on Saturday. We went to Jefferson City‘s Amtrak depot mid-morning to watch the trains roll by for a while. After the eastbound train left for the station, my daughter ... Read More »

Who da thunk it?

Thousands of fans have visited Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph.

As communications director for the St. Joseph Visitors Bureau, it’s often difficult to take the time to really appreciate what my community has to offer.  Even I take for granted all of the wonderful museums, restaurants and attractions we have here.  So, when Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp began in late July, I knew I just couldn’t miss this opportunity ... Read More »

To the Fair!

As the days of summer draw to an end and the kids get ready to go back to school, there’s still time to create some last minute summer memories. For starters, travelers can attend the Missouri State Fair which will take place Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia, Mo. There, guests can expect a wide range of tradition, family values and fun ... Read More »

Missouri State Kick-Off Party

The Missouri Division of Tourism is very excited for the 108th Missouri State Fair, which will be held Aug. 12-22 in Sedalia. On June 17, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner and I attended the Missouri State Fair Kick-Off Party, where state fair partners, such as the Division, were honored for supporting and contributing to the fair. Click ... Read More »

Ideas for State Employees to Enjoy the Truman Holiday Weekend

A three-day weekend is the perfect opportunity to take time to see Missouri. There are many fun events to attend this weekend, along with great new attractions around the state. Or, you may choose to take this opportunity to explore some place you have never been but always said you would like to see. Here are just a few ideas ... Read More »