Tag Archives: Missouri

Show-Me Five: Reasons Mizzou Will Win the Cotton Bowl

Mizzou football_Faurot Field Memorial Stadium_columbia_CE_7

The Cotton Bowl is quickly approaching and we’re all excited, anticipating the battle between the Missouri Tigers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After an amazing turnaround season (last year’s Tigers were 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the SEC), Missouri this season was a win away from the BCS Title Game. The Tigers defeated five bowl teams and finished 11-2 overall ... Read More »

Missouri Predictions for 2014

Happy New Year_Missouri

As the New Year begins, people generally plan to make major lifestyle changes, whether it’s a diet, getting “organized” (whatever that means), or making sure to call Mom every Sunday night. No one knows if we’ll actually lose those extra pounds (probably not), get our homes cleaned up (dust bunnies make wonderful pets) or call Mom (do I really have ... Read More »

Missouri Indoor Water Parks Make Winter Vacations Easy

Coco Keys Water Resort in Kansas City.

When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream.  Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island.  Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Missouri Golf Courses Open on New Year’s Day

golf ball

There’s a small tradition in Missouri you may not know about. Frankly, it was just recently, I heard about the tradition of golfing on New Year’s Day. “A little strange,” I thought to myself. “Why would somebody willingly go outside on a cold day to golf?” “Well, it’s really not that cold,” a little guy on my shoulder whispered in ... Read More »

The Donut Stop Takes High Honors

cinnamon globes award

Described as a “giant, bumpy ball of fried dough, crispy on the outside and dense, buttery, and cinnamon-y on the inside,” the Cinnamon Glob, from The Donut Stop in St. Louis, doesn’t resemble the typical donut. And why should it? If you’re trying to crack a list of top donuts, you need to stand out from the crowd. The honoree ... Read More »

Silver Dollar City Makes a Holiday Best Bet

silver dollar city old time christmas

Branson is known for its all-year-round heartland experiences. A lot of what keeps the vacation destination busy in the winter has a lot to do with shopping and shows but, also, the warm and cheerful feeling you get from visiting Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. Recently, Silver Dollar City was named by USA Today  as one of the ... Read More »

Shop Simple, Shop Small

Somewhere in Time Gift Registry

Sometimes this season’s cool gifts are like ghosts of Christmas past. They are rarely seen, and yet they linger: a faux fur hat, orange size-12 knitted booties, a portable DVD player, and many other items cluttering the back of the hall closet. Giving great gifts means going beyond just what is “hot” this holiday season, which is both tricky and ... Read More »

Celebrate Art & Inspiration in Carthage

CarthageAtrium decorated for Christmas 2013

As the days begin to darken early and the nights begin to chill, retailers focus their attention on the holidays. It is a great time to see an upswing with extra sales and holiday bonuses but the holiday hustle and bustle can come with its own stresses. I find it is best to slow down and really enjoy time with ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Missouri Travel Snacks

Hoeckele's Bakery in Perryville.

Whether you’re heading to across town to see friends, out-of-town to grandma’s house or across the state to visit loved ones, there’s one thing you’ve got to remember when traveling: snacks for the road. In Missouri, we’re fortunate to have so many great places from which awesome treats are created. Here’s a look at four foods, and one drink, to ... Read More »

Disney: From Missouri to Movies

Disney Collage

The film “Saving Mr. Banks” chronicles Walt Disney’s work – and struggles – to adapt the “Mary Poppins” books for the big screen. Disney is an important figure in Missouri’s landscape of famous faces. He spent a formative part of his childhood in Marceline and later lived and worked in Kansas City. Disney’s time in Missouri merits a quick shout-out ... Read More »