Category Archives: Missouri

24 Charming Small Towns in Missouri For Quiet Missouri Escapes

Reed Spring Mill in foggy morning light; Reynolds County, Missouri

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in Missouri are the stuff […]

21 Fabulous Beaches in Missouri for a Fun Missouri Beach Getaway!

USA - Missouri - A piece of driftwood at Longview Lake during a vibrant sunrise.

Whenever I think about a beach trip, I usually think about an escape to the Gulf Coast of Texas. But did you know there are actually some great sandy beaches in Missouri you can enjoy that are so much closer to home? Yes, these are Missouri lake beaches, but what’s more Americana than a lake […]

21 Fairytale Castles in Missouri Right Out of the Storybooks!

Missouri - Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins - Ha Ha Tonka State Park

I love seeing castles! I have spent time abroad exploring some of the most beautiful castles in the world and I can attest, seeing castles in Missouri can be just as exciting as seeing them in Europe! You just have to know where to look. Here are the best Missouri castles which you can find all over […]

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 […]

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

USA - Missouri - St. Louis - Hippo at the St. Louis Zoo

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 […]

The 13 National Parks in Missouri: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Klepzing Mill is located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways of Missouri along Rocky Creek. It was built in 1928.

I have spent almost my whole life in Missouri, yet it’s only recently that I’ve had the time to properly examine and appreciate the beauty of the national parks in Missouri and other local travel destinations that I have taken for granted. I think this is a common experience people are having this year now […]

Best Scenic Drives in Missouri

Scenic Drives in Missouri

Glade Top Trail Scenic Drive This 23-mile drive passes through Mark Twain National Forest, making it the state’s only National Forest Scenic Byway.  Glade Top Trail is an adventurous byway with multiple pull-outs where you can see jaw-dropping views of the surrounding countryside. The serene environment and unhurried pace at this byway make it a perfect […]

Best Waterfalls in Missouri

Waterfalls in Missouri

Mina Sauk Falls  This beautiful waterfall is located at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park around Ironton, Missouri. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Missouri. The mountain area surrounding this waterfall is also the highest point in Missouri. There is a trail that leads to the waterfall, which is about 3 miles from the […]