Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Fantastic Caverns

  A fun fact that most people don’t know: Missouri is FULL of caves. Over 6,000 of them, to be more specific. Only 16 offer tours, and one of those, Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, Missouri, offers a ride-through tour on a tram. Fantastic Caverns is America’s only ride-through cave. This is a BIG deal – […]

An Evening Aboard the Showboat Branson Belle

  I live right on Table Rock Lake (as you probably know since I’m always Instagramming lake sunsets) but it’s been ages since I’ve seen it from the perspective of being out on the water instead of standing on the shore. Thanks to Silver Dollar City Attractions for inviting me to check out the Showboat […]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas! Visiting the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX

The Gaylord Texan was kind enough to treat me to a complimentary night’s stay in exchange for sharing my experience with you guys. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.   I visited Dallas back in July for a friend’s wedding and as usual, I had to seek out the most interesting […]

Celebrating Fall at the National Crafts & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City

I grew up in Branson, MO, so long days of water rides at Silver Dollar City were a fixture of my childhood summers. This was long before cell phones were a thing (except those giant Zach Morris phones that were bigger than your head), so it was a huge deal when my best friend and […]

Relaxing at New Moon Spa at the 1886 Crescent Hotel

  New Moon Spa is located on the garden level of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, perched atop a hill in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Eureka Springs has become one of my favorite places for a day trip; it’s about an hour away from where I live but it feels like such a different place. The Crescent […]