Tag Archives: Missouri vacation

Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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A Long Weekend is Perfect for a Fun Missouri Getaway

Whether you have a case of the post-holiday blues or just need a relaxing break following the holiday hoopla, winter is a great time to plan a short getaway in the Show-Me State. Adding just an extra day to a normal weekend is sufficient time to lift your spirits, soothe your soul and burn off some energy. This is the …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Thousand Hills

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Thousand Hills State Park, west of Kirksville, has a …

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History Lovers Enjoy the St. Louis Area

Are you a history lover?  St. Louis is the place for you. Are you a home-schooled student looking to learn history first hand? St. Louis is the place for you. Are you one of those people who find history a bit dull and boring? Believe it or not, St. Louis is the place for you, too, because history comes alive …

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15 in ’15: Floating and Camping in Missouri

I don’t know about you, but I like to get out of the house and enjoy nature, no matter the weather. Thankfully, the entire Show-Me State offers outstanding outdoor activities; in fact, Missouri is home to one of the most popular outdoor recreational areas in the Midwest. Any time of the year, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in southeast Missouri, is …

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15 in ’15: St. Joseph

This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! St. Joseph has an outstanding collection of museums and is well known for its ties to historic events and famous figures from Missouri’s past. What people …

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15 in ’15: Missouri Wine Country

This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Missouri and wine — they go quite well together. Missouri, wine and 2015—even better. Producing wine since the mid-1800s, Missouri wine country has made a name …

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Missouri Wines Showcased in Excelsior Springs

I consider myself a true Missouri wine oenophile, but I also dabble in being a foodie from time to time. That said, there is a place in Excelsior Springs that is ideal for indulging in Missouri’s plethora of wines, while also enjoying perfectly paired cuisine. Willow Spring Mercantile claims to have the world’s largest selection of Missouri wines, and I …

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The Travel Effect: You Earned the Time, Take It

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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Southwest Missouri: Wow-worthy Family Fun

Missouri-based photographer Aaron Fuhrman has long been a VisitMO superfan. He’s shared some of his work on the VisitMO Facebook page and frequently showcases his love for #Missouri on Twitter. Recently, Aaron and his wife, Amy, loaded up their four children for a week-long vacation to Southwest Missouri. This is their story – the third in a three-part series.   …

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