As you know, I travel all over the country for a living covering things to see, do and experience in great cities – big and small across America.
My hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri has had some awful press in the last year and quite frankly – I’m sick and tired of it. I’m tired of “protesters” and images of people blocking the highways representing this town. If you only watch the evening news or read political websites – you’d have no idea that 99 percent of people that live in the entire Saint Louis area (yes, that even includes 99 percent of the good folks of Ferguson) black, white, whatever – are decent, welcoming people that share no ill will toward each other.
It’s disheartening that now when I travel – anywhere that I go – I meet people that are hesitant to come to Saint Louis and don’t want to risk being harassed by the people you see on the evening news causing trouble or screaming at police. On behalf of, again, 99 percent of people that call Saint Louis home – please know that they don’t represent the majority of us.
Take a look at some of the photos I recently took of my favorite scenes in STL – and I hope you’ll consider visiting soon.
These are just a handful of the wonderful things to see or experience in Saint Louis, Missouri. Don’t let the media ruin your opportunity to visit a great mid-western town that’s full of great people, of all walks of life and backgrounds. We hope to see you soon!