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So you have to come to Missouri…

It’s official. You’re going to Missouri for the holidays and you’re not super pumped. Aunt Edna’s house, it turns out, isn’t a hub for fun and excitement. Don’t be a Debbie Downer. There are plenty of reasons to get psyched about a holiday trip to Missouri. You just need to get to know MO. So what makes Missouri so special? …

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Missouri Has Something For Everyone In The Family

In a state as diverse as Missouri, you will find an abundance of great family vacation destinations.  When I think of a couple of the best areas with something for everyone in the family, two places immediately come to mind: Branson and Lebanon. Branson: If it has been a while since you have been to Branson, your memories may be …

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Summer Road Trip: Kansas City

When school is out for the summer and families hit the road for a Kansas City vacation, there are a number of ways to learn a thing or two while having a total blast. Hit the Streets Just in time for summer, the KC Streetcar opened to the public with great fanfare on May 6, 2016. Roll down the road …

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Summer Road Trips: Highway 36

School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Summer Road Trips: The St. Louis Area

School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Summer Road Trips: St. Joseph

For football lovers like us, there is no better way to spend a summer morning in St. Jo than at the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp. Watching some of the nation’s best players up close gives you a new appreciation for their size and strength, and gives a preview of the coming season. But training camp isn’t just about …

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Summer Road Trips: Hannibal

AKA “Edutainment”; or “How to get the kids to learn something on your vacation without them realizing it” We understand.  The last bell of the semester rings, and suddenly it seems like half of what your children learned that year is magically sucked from their brains.  Endless days of video games, sports and free time stretch before their eyes, while …

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Being in Nature Gets Kids Talking

I was born with the gift of gab. I love talking to people—friends, family, even perfect strangers. So you can imagine my dilemma, distress really, that I have two boys, nine and 11, who rarely want to talk to me … THEIR OWN MOTHER! Over the years, I’ve tried numerous tactics to get them to talk and one solution always …

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101 Days of Summer in Missouri

Caves are cool, fish are biting, music fills the air, ribs are in the smoker and the home team’s rivals are in town for the weekend. It doesn’t get much better than summer in Missouri. Unofficially, summer lasts 101 days (starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and stretching through Labor Day), which is barely enough time to take care …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks

Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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