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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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 [...]

12 More Things to Do in St. Louis

You've already worked through the 31 things to do in St. Louis, and you're craving some more.  This little big city may not be the Big Apple or good ole Los Angeles, but this town still has an abundance of activities and sights.  And here are 12 more: Shaw’s Coffee - When we couldn’t find parking too [...]

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 [...]

A Classy Afternoon in St. Louis

There’s something to say for trips to the amusement park and greasy corn dogs, but sometimes you gotta travel in style and class.  Riley and I began the day in St. Louis with only one thing set in stone, and we spontaneously chose the rest of the schedule throughout the day.  STL may be known [...]