National Women’s History Month: Midwesterners make their mark

Throughout history, women have achieved several accomplishments that many believed were “man’s work.” How about setting records as an airplane pilot? Writing award-winning books? Running a successful newspaper? These were achieved by women with Midwestern backgrounds. March is National Women’s History Month. I thought it’d be interesting to spend some time throughout the month recognizing […]

Black History Month: Learning about our Midwestern neighbors

It continues to amaze me how many people of significance come from the Midwest. As we travel around our 12-state region, I learn more than I ever could have in school about this area. I recall learning about George Washington Carver as a kid in school, and his role with studying the peanut. Little did […]

We crisscrossed the country for our 2015 ‘top’ travel picks

We had some great opportunities to travel during 2015 and we saw a lot. We’ve seen some of the world’s biggest statues, as well as the homes of major historical figures. Since the end of the year seems popular for Top 10 lists, we thought we’d come up with our own “Favorites” list – of […]

10 fun things to do in St. Louis

Almost anyone who has been to St. Louis or has thought about St. Louis likely knows its top two attractions – the Arch and zoo. What about the other great places to visit or the “secrets” that few tourists know about or take advantage of? We’ve compiled our list of 10ish interesting spots to check […]

Road Trip Plans, Part 2: Missouri attractions – Check out the Show Me State

  This is second in a three-part series. Missouri has much to offer visitors. Here is a look at a few of the Missouri attractions we like. Kansas City Kansas City’s Union Station is hosting the Pro Football hall of Fame exhibit for its last weekend. The exhibit is open through Sept. 7th. You can […]

St. Louis Science Center offers much to see – from prehistoric times to space travel

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s my favorite area of the St. Louis Science Center. Visitors can check out exhibits related to space, space travel and even the stars. The Science Center offers variety of activities and exhibits for all ages. But, my two favorite centered on space and dinosaurs (yes, apparently, I […]

The Magic House is a fun children’s museum in St. Louis

  It’s not often we get to talk about a site geared toward kids. Fortunately, we had the pleasure of visiting The Magic House in St. Louis with our niece, Starla. Starla, 5, was spending time with the grandparents, so the five of us ventured off to the unknown of the St. Louis Children’s Museum. […]

St. Louis’ City Diner serves great food with nostalgia

Have a little history with your meal at St. Louis’ City Diner at the Fox. The corner café is located next door to the city’s Fox Theater, home to Broadway series shows and other performances. Peter Spoto opened the first City Diner on South Grand, after returning home from living in Alaska, where he honed […]

The Parkway Hotel offers central location for St. Louis visits

Located minutes from several of St. Louis’ most popular attractions, the Parkway Hotel offers guests a quality stay at a central location. We enjoyed visiting the Parkway during a recent St. Louis trip. Our room – suite is more like it – was very comfortable and spacious. The living area included a sofa, which could […]

Missouri Botanical Garden brings China to St. Louis with Lantern Festival

The Far East meets the Midwest at Missouri’s Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Garden is hosting a Lantern festival nightly through Aug. 23rd. The festival showcases 22 sets of lantern designs. These aren’t the typical lanterns you may think of – that you light and let go into the sky. The lanterns on display […]

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