Here and There

Summer Fun in Springfield

Thanks to a three-day Civil War battle reenactment, Springfield Cardinals AA baseball, the Show-Me Music Festival and other events and activities, summer in Springfield promises to be loads of fun. A sure sign of summer is enjoying a Springfield Cardinals baseball game at Hammons Field. Special promotions with lots of giveaways, fireworks displays and, of course, great baseball are planned ... Read More »

Lots to do Year-round at Lake of the Ozarks

Due to the central location of the Lake of the Ozarks, many people visit the Lake for a variety of reasons.  One reason is because of all the great events that are going on throughout the summer season, making the Lake a fun vacation spot for all ages. For an absolutely splashing good time with your favorite jumping dog, the ... Read More »

The Lakes Are Open for Business!

There is so much devastation from the flooding in Southeast Missouri, and many government agencies and local not-for-profit groups are working round the clock to try to rescue and recover what is possible as the water hopefully starts receding along the Mississippi.   We will share more information about their efforts here soon. In the meantime, flooding does continue in Southwest ... Read More »

Explore Washington County

Council Bluff Lake in Belgrade, Mo. (Photo by Melissa Gilliam)

Tucked away in south-central Missouri are nearly a half a million acres of quiet Ozarks hills, beautiful lakes, charming businesses and great destinations for day trips and overnight getaways. Whether you’re looking for camping, hunting or shopping, Washington County is worth exploring. Washington County boasts beautiful landscapes and outstanding opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Mark Twain National Forest covers much ... Read More »

Time to Explore Missouri’s Wonder

Explore the fun and history at Mark Twain Cave.

“It is strange and fine – Nature’s lavish generosities to her creatures.” – Mark Twain Anyone who has traveled much in the state of Missouri knows the wide variety of gems Mother Nature has given us.  With the power of the personal camera, anyone can capture their own breathtaking river view, modern skyline, rustling prairie, or golden sunset. It’s amazing ... Read More »

Civil War Murals on Route 66 in Cuba, Mo.

The Civil War-related murals in Cuba, Mo.

People usually don’t think of Route 66 in conjunction with the Civil War, but as the U.S. commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Cuba, Missouri, known as the “Route 66 Mural City” can boast a Civil War attraction. As part of its outdoor mural project, Viva Cuba, a community betterment organization, commissioned 12 outdoor murals along the Route ... Read More »

Tradition Continues in Arrow Rock

The J. Huston Tavern, Arrow Rock.

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit a special open house for the J. Huston Tavern in Historic Arrow Rock. Located in the heart of Arrow Rock — the town itself is designated as a National Historic Landmark — the tavern has been serving travelers since the days of the Santa Fe Trail in 1834. Now under the management ... 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 »

St. Pat’s Rolla – Get Your Green On!

The St. Pat's Parade is one of the fun aspects of the annual holiday celebration in Rolla.

The 103rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the oldest and most celebrated St. Pat’s Parades in the state of Missouri, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, on Pine Street in downtown Rolla. Immediately following the parade, the 103rd Annual Best Ever St. Pat’s Concert will feature the band “Reel Big Fish,” at the Rolla Downtown Bandshell, ... Read More »