Here and There

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 »

Summer in KC: What’s Not to Love?

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Whew! So glad winter is finally over and summer is right around the corner. Even though summer officially starts June 21, most associate the start of summer at the end of May with Memorial Day! No matter which you choose Kansas City has fun covered this season. Here are 7 reasons families will love spending time this summer in KC. 1. ... Read More »

History Comes to Life in Kirksville at the Red, White and Blue Festival

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Would you like to meet Jesse Kirk, the man Kirksville is named after or perhaps Nancy Sloan Miller, the first pioneer woman born in Adair County?   Maybe you want to meet Corporal Harvey Dix, a young Union soldier killed in Kirksville during the Civil War or Private John Kent, a Confederate Soldier captured and killed in the Civil War Battle ... Read More »

Gone Girl Trailer

On the Gone Girl set: gazebo in front of the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau.

Before he’s ready to fight crime as the caped crusader, Ben Affleck stars as a loving husband in the upcoming thriller, Gone Girl, based on the eponymous novel by Gillian Flynn. Filmed here in Missouri and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network), the film revolves around Nick Dunne (Affleck) and the mystery of the disappearance of his ... Read More »

Five Ways to Commemorate Earth Day in Missouri

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Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri? You’re in luck. Several communities and organizations around the Show-Me State celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) by hosting activities during the week. Here’s a quick look at five ways you can commemorate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri: Take your used electronics to Kansas City’s Sprint Center for a ... Read More »

Unexpected Finds in Clinton

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On a recent business trip regarding some economic development in Missouri communities, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Clinton. I knew the day would be interesting, but did not fully realize the number of activities Clinton offered for a getaway. Whether for a couple’s weekend, family trip or catching up with friends, Clinton is a gem you ... Read More »

Eat, Engage, Center in Springfield

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If you are like the rest of us, a journey of self discovery like Eat, Pray, Love may be too high of a goal for us real life people. How about trying out Eat, Engage, Center with Springfield? Not exactly India, but there is a triumphant journey to be had at the center of it all. First We Eat. Any foodie can ... Read More »