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A Spa Day in Kansas City

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For our 23rd anniversary, my husband and I decided to stay in Kansas City versus trying to fit in a quick weekend trip to Chicago. Still wanting to “get away,” we opted for an afternoon at the Spa at Briarcliff. While a winter in Missouri is not quite the same as a winter in Cozumel, Mexico, the experience at the …

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Planning a Winter Getaway? St. Louis Is All Within Warm Reach

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From delightful dining and comfortable hotels to cozy indoor attractions and other hot spots, St. Louis is an affordable, hot winter getaway for young and old alike. Don’t let the cold temperatures put a chill on your travel plans, especially with warm and inviting St. Louis just a short drive away. The following is a piping hot primer to warm …

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Eat, Stay, Play: Romantic Getaway in Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is just as inviting in the winter as it is in the summer. This year-round destination offers romantic spots and activities that will make you wish you could stay there all season. Start your getaway off with dinner for two, stay at a luxurious resort, enjoy a spa day, get some Christmas shopping done and …

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Hermann Romantic Getaway: Eat, Stay, Play in Wine Country

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When the weather in Missouri turns chilly, it is time for a romantic getaway to warm things up. Hermann is a historic, romantic and entertaining option for you and that special someone this winter. Enjoy delicious dinners at local restaurants and sip wine while watching the snow fall. Spend the night cuddling by the fire at a beautiful bed-and-breakfast. The …

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Romantic Winter Getaway in Cape Girardeau

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Take some time for yourself this holiday season in Cape Girardeau, on a couples-only getaway or a fun girls weekend. Stay: In a furnished apartment or a cozy bed and breakfast in historic Cape Girardeau, or in one of our many hotels with amenities galore. Looking to “glamp” it up? We have very nice campgrounds. Eat: Dine at Cape Girardeau’s …

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Missouri-Made Gifts Guide

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Let’s face it: It’s easy to buy products without putting any thought behind it during the holidays. But isn’t it special when you purchase something that means something to you and the recipient? What about giving something you took the time to make? There are places in Missouri that make it easy to give something unique while making the purchase …

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5 Haunted Places in Missouri


Missouri is home to the creepy, the crawly and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of haunted places around the state to satisfy your Halloween scare cravings and make you check under your bed twice. Here are five haunted places in Missouri that are sure to send a chill up your spine. Lemp Mansion Lemp Mansion …

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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 …

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Kansas City Offers a Little Bit of Everything


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 …

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


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 …

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