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Memories of family travel to St. Louis, Missouri

Many of my happiest memories from childhood involve trips my family took together. A good number of those trips were to other Midwest destinations with my younger brother’s travel ice hockey team. We all joined my brother’s team on the road every chance we got and my parents tried their best to work in some […]

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Summer travel & weekend family getaways from Chicago

Summer is finally here in Chicago. Well, at least the calendar says so. (Really, what is up with all this rain?!) The kids might be asking where you’re heading for summer vacation. Or, you may be looking to do a weekend away from the city. Either way, I’ve got recommendations for some summer travel and weekend […]

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Top 5 hotels in St. Louis

Top 5 hotels in St. Louis for different travel styles

Ask a room full of people what the best places are in any city and you’re bound to get an array of answers. Dig deeper and ask what makes the establishments “the best” and many reasons will be cited. The answers range from “luxury” to “affordable”, “casual” to “upscale.” Travelers hold different criteria for what […]

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Cities Less Traveled: Why St. Louis is Not Just “Flyover Country”

Flyover country: the section of the United States between the east and west coasts that is overlooked by many travelers. With historically significant and culturally enriching locales in “flyover country,” it’s a mystery why more people don’t consider places like St. Louis, Missouri, as a travel destination. As a native Chicagoan, I’m not supposed to […]

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Feeling at home at Auburn Place Hotel & Suites in Cape Girardeau

After our doughnut stop at Riverfront Market and a quick walk through part of Cape’s historic downtown, we made our way to our home for the next few days, Auburn Place Hotel & Suites. Located just off I-55, it is convenient and easy to find – and just a short car ride to downtown and the riverfront. […]

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