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Re-Discover America In These Great Places!

See Little Rock: 7 Things, 1 Day.

Little Rock is one of my favorite cities in the south.  People are often surprised when I talk about how many fun things there are to see and do in the Arkansas capital but have...

National Civil Rights Museum

Right or wrong, the first thing that comes to mind after visiting the National Civil Rights Museum?  The place is HUGE!  I've been to more museums than I care to admit and can't remember any...

Take A Genius Road Trip. Literally.

Some say it's part of flyover country, others honestly don't even know where it is.  (Not joking - when I lived in California, some of my friends had no idea where to find the state...

Where Walt Disney Found His Magic

Inez Johnson unfurls the "we're open" flag outside the historic, refurbished train depot in rural Marceline, Missouri.  The trains still come by each day, in fact, more than 80, but its new purpose is telling...

Blowin Through Breese, Illinois

Sitting on my desk is a bottle of Darkest Hour Black Cherry soda that I've been sipping on all morning.  It's the latest creation from the Excel Bottling Co. in Breese, Illinois and a tribute...

A Missouri Road Trip: St. Joseph

Having lived in Missouri most of my life, I'm always tickled when I explore a new town in my home state.  Of course, I'm also embarrassed that it's taken so long for me to step...

Things I Learned On The Road In 2016

  Dubuqe, Iowa has the shortest and steepest railroad in the world. Kansas is less "flat" than Florida. The greatest public green space in America? Falls Park in Greenville, SC. Naples, Florida is just like...

I Just Went To Ferguson. Here’s What I Saw.

As someone that's lived in the Saint Louis area for most of my life - nothing was more shocking than to see what happened in Ferguson, Missouri in August of 2014.   Ferguson, one of about...

Buffalo: Wyoming’s Best Small Town

I had only been standing in the lobby of the historic Occidental Hotel for about five minutes before I realized I had traveled into some sort of western time warp.  Teddy Roosevelt and Butch Cassidy...

7 Things You’ll Love About Fort Collins

What a great town Fort Collins, Colorado is! I had always heard wonderful things about the area but can't tell you how much I enjoyed being there during a recent trip out west.   From chatting...

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