Here and There

The Travel Effect: You Earned the Time, Take It

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It’s officially fall in Missouri and nothing is more comforting and relaxing than a pumpkin spice latte … during your five-minute break between meetings on a Monday morning, right? Sometimes you need a little longer than five minutes. And that hour lunch break? Yeah, it’s not cutting it. You need a vacation and you’re not alone. Recent research by the ... Read More »

Kansas City Offers a Little Bit of Everything

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Jazz, Barbecue, Fountains…we call them “The Big Three” of KC, but this Missouri city is getting on the map for much more these days. Carolyn Anderson with Visit KC shares a few ways to enjoy the Kansas City Experience. Taste a bit of Kansas City History If cheers and spirits are your thing, find out why KC is called “The ... Read More »

A Night in Southwest Missouri: Argyle Socks and The Boots Court Motel

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After a day in Joplin, there was still a night on the town to look forward to. First, however, Kammy drove me to Carthage (just a quick 30 minute drive away) to visit the Civil War Museum. The museum houses an impressive mural depicting the retreat of the Union soldiers through Carthage. There is also a diorama which shows how ... Read More »

Sedalia has a Fair Share of Fun Year-Round

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Sedalia has been home to the Missouri State Fair since 1901, holding true to the state’s vast history and tradition. If you’ve visited Sedalia during the fair, but never explored the city, you’re missing a great opportunity. This year, plan to come a day early or stay late to experience all of the other fun things to do, whether it’s ... Read More »

Historic Clinton is Full of Small Town Charm

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Nestled in the heart of Henry County, Clinton’s small-town charm gives way to big history. Clinton’s historic downtown takes the shape of a large town square, centered around the Henry County Courthouse. Antique shops, restaurants and historic buildings line the streets with inviting vintage flare. Since 1836, Clinton has been preserving a little piece of history in its Victorian-inspired architecture. ... Read More »

Tips to Extend your Missouri Getaway

Use fuel-saving tips to extend your Missouri vacation.

When it comes to a Missouri vacation, drivers have different needs. Some need to experience rolling hills and blacktops, while others prefer the convenience and accessibility of interstate highways. Despite those differences, there’s one thing all drivers agree on: Saving money at the pump is awesome!  So, our friends at the Missouri Division of Energy crafted a quick list of ... Read More »

Fulton’s Brick District Puts a Modern Twist on Vintage Charm

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In downtown Fulton, paved roads give way to brick-lined streets, antique stores and boutiques – not big-box retailers – line the sidewalks, and friendly faces greet newcomers who are there to take it all in. This downtown area, rightfully named the Brick District, is a series of shops, restaurants and other small businesses that give Fulton a unique appeal. For ... Read More »

By Air, Train, Car and Foot: Independence is Truman and More

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My addiction to travel began at an early age when a family vacation led us to Independence. By car, of course. Nowadays, it is an easy place to travel alone(my personal favorite) or bring the family. Now that I live in the Show-Me State, the attraction to historic sites of my Missouri roots are all the more accessible. Only 15 ... Read More »

Travel Writer Explores Missouri

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Written by Janet Steinberg, this excerpt about traveling in St. Louis is from the first of her three-part series, “Missouri: The ‘Show-Me State’ Has Shown Me,” written for The Travel Authority Travel Blog. Links to the second and third parts of her series, focusing on Lake of the Ozarks and Jefferson City, also are below. I’ve strolled, sailed, or driven, beneath ... Read More »