Tag Archives: Missouri

Every Time I Float …

Floating is a great way to spend a day in Missouri.

… down one of our rivers, the beauty of Missouri never ceases to amaze me. Whether it’s a beautiful sunfish that puts up a good fight or a lone wildflower surrounded by blades of grass, there’s something around every corner for anyone who gets in a canoe.  I’m always looking for that next piece of serenity, but I also realize ... Read More »

Get Out and Fish!

Scott Pauley

Scott Pauley, a professional fisherman and the Missouri Division of Tourism’s fishing and outdoors expert, says it’s a great time to get out to Missouri’s rivers, lakes and streams for a great fishing experience. We asked Pauley a few questions about early spring fishing in Missouri, in anticipation of some warmer days ahead. MDT: Temperatures are fluctuating around Missouri; we ... Read More »

Rainy Day Play

Fred Bird, MoTravelMama & MoTravelSon

“Rain, rain, go away,” were the words coming from my son’s mouth when we were in St. Louis last fall. We lucked out because the rain held off the day we were supposed to go to a Cardinals game. (By the way, he loved his first baseball game and loved Fred Bird even more.) The next day we were scheduled ... Read More »

It’s Time to Tee It Up!

You'll find courses to suit every skill level around Missouri.

Is the snow finally gone?  Wow, what a wet winter we just had.  When we got the record snowfall in January, I asked myself “Do you think that we might see grass before June?” However, as we all know, we have green grass and trees blooming right now, which means one thing to me; let’s get out playing some golf! ... Read More »

I am a chocoholic.

Chips Chocolate Factory, the making of chocolate.

Written and submitted by Steven Fuller. I am a chocoholic.  Not the kind who has to have chocolate every day but the kind who CANNOT pass up a mom and pop shop, a candy store, or a local chocolatier EVER. Never, ever, ever.  From Shanghai to Kansas City I stop at them all, and I compare them.  Chips Chocolate Factory, ... Read More »

MO Winter Fun

Despite the cold and bitterness of winter, Missouri has enjoyable winter events. From wine trails to college sports, winter in Missouri offers a great opportunity for fun and great memories. Below are some activities to help heat up your winter. Wineries: Stone Hill- Attention: Brides and grooms to be, take family and friends on Stone Hill’s Wedding trail this Saturday, ... Read More »

Let It Snow …

A massive snowstorm blanketed the Capitol a few years back.

I know snow isn’t the most travel  friendly form of precipitation, but I welcome it during the next couple of days. Hey, it’s a lot better than ice, right? I’m not asking for a blizzard (see picture of Missouri Capitol at left); but I would like more than a dusting. I have fond memories of snow-filled Christmas days growing up ... Read More »

Expert Advice from a Youth Corps Member

Water flows through shut-ins at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.

Last summer was a dream come true; I was part of the State Parks Youth Corps (SPYC), which used federal stimulus money to put about  1,000 youths to work in Missouri’s fantastic state parks. Instead of revitalizing the park system physically like most of SPYC, I was one of 11 journalism students who spent the summer producing photo and video ... Read More »

4 Things to do to Avoid Being a Homebody When it’s Cold Out

It is late fall and the temperature has dropped significantly. Now, cold weather should not keep you trapped indoors all day; so below are four activities that are sure to warm up your day even if the weather isn’t. Spa day: Often times, cold weather makes your skin dry and itchy; what better time to rejuvenate your body with the ... Read More »

Mark it ‘$OLD!’ History Channel Pilot Filming in Lake of the Ozarks

From left, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner; Producer/Director Bonnie Brennan, Line Producer Bob Visty; and TV Personality Jann Carl.

Missouri has become known as a destination with diverse entertainment options and many live shows for every taste, genre and for all generations.  Yesterday, I found out about a new show in the making, and if all goes as planned, the world will soon enjoy this new production. I stopped in at Camdenton at the Lake of the Ozarks where ... Read More »