Tag Archives: Missouri

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 »

Homecoming 2010 – 99 Years of MU Tradition

Support the Missouri Tigers at Homecoming 2010.

M-I-Z-Z-O-U will be chanted loud and proud by thousands of students, faculty, fans and, of course, alumni this Saturday, Oct. 23 as the University of Missouri celebrates its 99th homecoming. In fact, the first homecoming was founded by the University of Missouri in 1911 to spark some excitement in the rivalry between Kansas and Missouri. Chester L. Brewer, who was ... Read More »

Fall Floats in Missouri

Take a float trip for some 'you' time

This is the perfect time of year for taking in the beautiful outdoor scenery while on a float trip.  One way to enjoy a float is by using a single-person float tube which is powered by the use of your legs and feet (some people even use a small motor).  A float tube is a large u-shaped tube with a ... Read More »