Tag Archives: outdoors

Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

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For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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Camping Tips for Wine Lovers

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The great outdoors are calling. When you head out for your next Missouri camping adventure, remember these tips for enjoying wine while communing with nature. Ditch the bottle. If you’re really roughing it and don’t want the weight of wine bottles, transfer your wine to a re-sealable container like a beverage pouch. Some local wineries already sell wine in pouches. …

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Missouri Summer Camping Tips

Table Rock Lake State Park in Branson.

There is nothing quite like spending the night under the stars, serenely drifting off to sleep amid the peaceful chirps of crickets and the sound of trickling streams. That is, of course, if you’ve successfully packed the essentials for your camping trip. Unpreparedness can be a camper’s worst nightmare, leading to a restless night of shivering and itchy bug bites. …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Finger Lakes

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Located north of Columbia in central Missouri, Finger Lakes …

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Share Your #MissouriAdventure

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The Missouri Division of Tourism wants to showcase your #MissouriAdventure. When you travel in Missouri, connect with @VisitMO on Instagram and Twitter and post pictures of your favorite destinations and attractions using #MissouriAdventure. VisitMO might select one of your photos to share on its social outlets and possibly in the 2016 Official Missouri Travel Guide. Not sure where to start? …

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An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, …

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A Different Look at Kids Fishing: Today’s Youth Angler

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A few weeks ago, as springtime started peaking around the corner, my thoughts turned to bass and crappie fishing in ponds and smaller bodies of water and getting the young anglers out and about. Normally, when I think about taking kids fishing, my mind goes straight to what type of bait or lures to use, what size and style of …

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5 Awesome Columbia Parks

Rock Bridge State Park- photo by Jennifer McGovney.

Columbia, Missouri, is a outdoor adventurer’s dream. There are so many things to do outside in the warm weather seasons that you will barely see your couch. So make sure to set your DVR this summer because if you’re in CoMo you’ll be in one of these parks, if not on one of their fabulous restaurant patios. MKT Trail What …

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Explore the Great Outdoors in Jefferson City

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Winter has come to an end and we’ve been cooped up in the house too long. Don’t get us wrong, there are few things more breathtaking than our beautiful state blanketed in snow, but let’s be honest…we’re itching to get outside! A sea of blooming Redbud and Dogwood Trees coupled with a clear blue sky and sunshine set the perfect …

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