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 […]

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, […]

40 Inspirational Quotes about Arkansas & Arkansas Instagram Captions

USA - Arkansas - The hot spring with a 73 degree Celsius water spring over rocky terrain. heat from the hot spring providing a misty and picturesque scene which is particular beautiful in the morning at National Park

Looking for inspirational quotes about Arkansas? Here are my favorite Arkansas quotes, including Arkansas travel quotes and even funny quotes about Arkansas. You can use them on social media and for Arkansas Instagram captions, or you can just enjoy these beautiful words about this beautiful state! Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Best Quotes […]

33 Arkansas Hidden Gems: Best Off-the-Beaten-Path & Secret Spots

USA - Arkansas - The Old Mill, North Little Rock, Arkansas, US, Spring

Everyone knows about Hot Springs National Park and President Bill Clinton’s hometown of Hope, but the state is positively chock full of Arkansas hidden gems that you may not have heard of. This list of the best must-see hidden treasures just scratches the surface of things to do and places to see in the Natural […]

The 16 National Parks in Texas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

USA - Texas - Santa Elena Canyon and Rio Grande river at Big Bend National Park

They say “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and that is one hundred percent true! Texas is a very large state with a vast number of sites overseen by the National Park Service, including national seashores, monuments, and official National Park in Texas. Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Sixteen National Parks in Texas The recreational […]

17 Spectacular Waterfalls in Arkansas You Need to See

USA - Arkansas - Mirror Lake Waterfall located in North Arkansas.

Growing up in Fort Smith, my favorite way to pass the time was finding local spots to explore. Whether it was walking trails at a local park or a small nature center, I loved spending time outside. Once I could drive, I expanded my expeditions statewide, setting out with my cousin Amber to explore as […]

The 8 National Parks in Arkansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

USA- Arkansas - Canoes on the bank of the Buffalo River, Arkansas

Growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks in Arkansas, I would spend nearly all my free time exploring the treasure trove of natural wonders the state had to offer. I would be all but consumed with researching the best spots to catch a glimpse of a waterfall, or finding paths less traveled. And 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 […]

101 Perfect Road Trip Songs for an Epic Road Trip Playlist!

Roadtrip Songs

Looking for a great road trip playlist? Well, look no further! This list includes my personal favorite road trip songs, recommendations from road trip experts, catchy hits, and a few surprises. This road trip playlist spans decades, genres, and countries, so there’s something here for everyone! Save this post so you can play these road […]

What to Eat in Oklahoma: 25 Dishes Highlighting the Best of Oklahoma Food & Drinks

Summer dessert with strawberry. Homemade bakery.

Wondering what to eat in Oklahoma? Oklahoma cuisine can be a bit tricky. The best dishes from Oklahoma can be from the South (hello, sweet tea), the Southwest (quest), or even Midwest (yes, we casserole). Here are the best traditional Oklahoma food and drinks to try when you’re here. Can’t read now? Pin for later! […]