Tag Archives: Missouri

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 »

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Pulaski County

Newly dedicated Korean War Memorial Monument.

As Interstate 44 runs through the heart of Pulaski County in central Missouri, many motorists travel to our area. Pulaski County is I-44′s midway point between the Illinois State Line and the Oklahoma State Line. Many travelers look forward to seeing the Pulaski County signs on the roadway because they know when they need to top off their tank, grab ... Read More »

Lonely Planet Names Kansas City a Top Destination for 2014

Kansas City

It seems unlikely that people who frequent attractions in Kansas City will find themselves alone anytime soon. Today, travel website Lonely Planet named Kansas City as one of its Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2014. Lonely Planet’s selections were announced on CNN.com earlier today, and Kansas City came in No. 6. Emily Woman, editor-at-large for Lonely Planet, says the selections ... Read More »

Missouri is Home to the Happiest Cities

STl and KC happiest

St. Louis and Kansas City are the top two happiest cities in the U.S.! Jetpac analyzed more than 100 million Instagram photos of people smiling and laughing and created a list of the 20 happiest cities in the U.S. So, what has these two Missouri cities grinning ear to ear? Well for starters, the St. Louis Cardinals went to the World ... Read More »

Nutcrackers Spin Holiday Fantasies Into Dance

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At a family Christmas party, a young girl is given a toy nutcracker by her godfather, an eccentric toy maker and magician. Late that night, the nutcracker magically comes to life. Wicked mice attack and the girl bravely rescues the nutcracker. He transforms into a prince who takes her on an enchanted voyage to a snowy forest and the candy-sweet ... Read More »