40 Things to Do in Columbia, MO

“Missouri, it’s not that bad.”  I’ve heard this catchphrase and seen this laptop sticker oh-so many times.  This Midwestern state doesn’t get the best rap, but I’ve grown more fond of it over the years.  From hiking trails to antique shops, Missouri has more to offer than first meets the eye. Columbia sits smack dab [...]

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Finding Beauty in the Unknown

So many things in life are planned to the T.  From the specific minute your flight takes off to your assigned seat in grade school (next to that really annoying kid, of course), the moment the post office opens to the second tickets go on sale for your favorite band.  And as Americans, we pride [...]

12 Things to Do in Columbia

In a college town like Columbia, Missouri, you may think there's nothing to do than watch a Mizzou football game or dodge some wild college kids.  But I've found Columbia to be a charming small city with a good number of activities and eats.  (You know you've been waiting for the best French toast of [...]

A Classy Afternoon in Columbia, MO

After a long, overwhelming three weeks, I needed a break, and Labor Day weekend has done just that for me.  On Friday night, Cate, Claire and Molly invited me last-minute to grab brunch with them on Saturday in downtown Columbia, Missouri.  Brunch?  Friends?  Umm, yes please.  COMO may not be the busiest and most bustling [...]