Tag Archives: Missouri

Missouri Fall Festivals of 2014


If your preference is the traditional harvest festival showcasing fall crops and farm equipment… If you love blues or jazz or traditional music… If fine arts or homey hand-made crafts thrill you… If your taste runs to, well, taste: wine, mead, beer and lots of wonderful things to eat… Show-Me State fall festival season will satisfy you, body and soul. Read More »

Five Bikable Coffee Shops in Springfield


I’m always running around Downtown Springfield. So fast that sometimes I forget to do more than inhale my coffee or enjoy the view the city has to offer. With wide open skies, mature trees, historic buildings and amazing local shops to get the early morning fix, it is a crime not to stop and smell the espresso. The other day, ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Football Games to See in Missouri


The football season has begun for high schools and colleges, while the pros have a week off before they begin their 2014 campaigns. It’s a wonderful time of year. There’s hope for taking that next step (see Kansas City Chiefs), there’s sadness (you gotta feel sorry for St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford) and there’s reason for optimism (ready to ... Read More »

Racers Can Hit the Trails with Missouri State Parks Racing Series


Missouri State Parks is unveiling its inaugural season of the “Missouri State Parks Racing Series” this fall. Trail races of various types and distances of will take place at Finger Lakes, Johnson Shut-Ins, Stockton and Katy Trail state parks. The series begins with the Adventure Challenge at Finger Lakes State Park on Sept. 6. A combination race of paddling and ... Read More »

Floating in Missouri: Not Just a Summer Sport

Fishing on the Meramec River is not just a summer sport.

As summer begins to wind down, there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the rivers.  Many avid floaters prefer to enjoy the river during the fall season. The vivid colors of foliage mixed with the gentle sounds of nature can offer a float filled with peace and serenity.  Of course, if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, some ... Read More »

Platte County Annual Camping Trip: Parks, Phosphates & Parakeets

Green Dirt gourmet dinner (2)

August is the transition month for my family – summer vacation ends and school begins. This year there are two dates circled for the first day of college; one is our son’s and the other is our daughter’s. The weekends are clicking by and the final Platte County summer camping trip has been written plus circled in red on the ... Read More »

A Night in Southwest Missouri: Argyle Socks and The Boots Court Motel


After a day in Joplin, there was still a night on the town to look forward to. First, however, Kammy drove me to Carthage (just a quick 30 minute drive away) to visit the Civil War Museum. The museum houses an impressive mural depicting the retreat of the Union soldiers through Carthage. There is also a diorama which shows how ... Read More »

Southwest Missouri: Wow-worthy Family Fun

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

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.   ... Read More »

Enjoy the Best View at Baxter’s Lakeside Grille


Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the Midwest’s most popular vacation destinations, Baxter’s Lakeside Grille announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. The list of winners is derived from more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than ... Read More »