Category Archives: Getting Out of Oklahoma

17 Fabulous Lakes in Missouri for Your Next Outdoor Getaway

USA - Missouri - Lake of the Ozark in Missouri

Is there anything better than a weekend spent at a lake? They’re the perfect place to relax, swim, fish, canoe, kayak, or whatever else your heart desires. There are so many fabulous lakes in Missouri for you to choose from, spread out across the state. But these are my favorite Missouri lakes to help you […]

17 Stunning Beaches in Arkansas for Your Summer Getaway

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Arkansas is known as the Natural State for a reason.  It is home to 52 state parks and rests within national forests.  There are numerous lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, and every little body of water in between you could think of to find some adventures at the beaches in Arkansas.   Growing up in northeast Arkansas, my family […]

50 Inspirational Kansas Quotes for Kansas Instagram Captions & Statuses

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As a proud Jayhawk, I always love coming across a beautiful or inspirational quote about Kansas. Here are my favorite Kansas quotes that I’ve found so far. You can use them on social media and for Kansas Instagram captions, or you can just enjoy these beautiful words about this beautiful state! Can’t read now? Pin […]

17 Magical Things to Do in Arkansas in Winter

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Wondering what to do in Arkansas in winter? Wintertime in Arkansas is always interesting.  Some years there are several inches of snow and ice to cover the roads and fields, and other years it is warm enough to wear shorts on Christmas day.   One thing is certain, though, no matter how cold or warm the weather […]

17 Fabulous Things to Do in Arkansas with Kids

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Arkansas is known for its natural beauty and numerous national parks and forests, but it is also home to many museums and adventures that can enthuse any adventure-seeking family, and you won’t run out of great things to do in Arkansas with kids!   Family vacations are a cornerstone to summer days well spent, so this […]

50 Terrific Songs about Texas & Free Texas Playlist

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Whether you’re heading out on Route 66 or another fabulous Texas road trip, you will need some tunes to help take your journey to the next level. I have a giant list of road trip songs, but if you want something a bit more specific to Texas for when you hit the Texas portion of Route 66, this list […]

17 Stunning Texas Scenic Drives to Escape the Crowds

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Yes, Texas is a very big state. Some believe that it is full of straight highways, cattle and tumbleweeds, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! There are some amazing panoramic views in several parts of the Lone Star State, and there are so many gorgeous scenic drives in Texas to explore! Contrary to […]

23 Wonderful Weekend Getaways in Arkansas for Couples, Families, & Friends

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Even in the Natural State, it can be nice to get away. Take a drive out to a new place with friends and family, or alone for a coveted moment of solitude. Book a romantic hotel for a couple of nights of luxury, or stay in an Airbnb for a more authentic experience (and one […]

10 Fabulous Things to Do in Missouri with Kids to Spark their Curiosity!

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Too often, Missouri and other midwestern states get attributed the misnomer “flyover states,” but there is actually so much to do in Missouri with kids! You would think that living and teaching in South Korea would mean that I wouldn’t have much to say about Missouri, but I love the state! Before moving across the […]

17 Astounding Arkansas Scenic Drives to Get Out & Explore the Natural State

USA - Arkansas - Woman overlooking scenery along Boston Mountains Scenic Loop in Arkansas

Now that I live in New York City, I don’t drive anywhere. My car sits idle and the most wildlife I get to see on any given day is the abundance of pigeons in Central Park. One of the things I miss most about living in the Natural State is being able to round up some friends, […]