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Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO

Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO

Despite my ability to speak German (though I am QUITE rusty) and major affinity for the culture, I somehow never managed to make it out to Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO. Hermann is located in Missouri wine country and is a popular spot to visit for […]

9 Stellar Day Hikes Near Denver

9 Stellar Day Hikes Near Denver

When I hear that someone is headed to travel to Colorado, the majority are staying in Denver – and with good reason. The city is a great, central hub for entrance to the Rockies and is surrounded by fantastic hiking choices. (Oh, and not to […]

Garbage Gobbles: Denver Ed.

Garbage Gobbles: Denver Ed.

St. Louis is hashtag blessed to have an abundance of vegan and vegetarian restaurants/options. It’s surprising, I know, given that we are in a redder than red state known for our BBQ. But luckily, for me, we have at least four restaurants that I can […]

Hiking My Way Into 25 – In Denver

Hiking My Way Into 25 – In Denver

“How does it feel to be a quarter of the way to 100?” I asked my friend Shipley, who is a mere 4 days older than me. “I feel just like a quarter does whenever sitting next to the other change – large and in […]

Culture Shock, Transit Woes, and Other Abundant Travel Mistakes Pt.1

Culture Shock, Transit Woes, and Other Abundant Travel Mistakes Pt.1

Despite my love of exploring new places, I am not immune to getting my spirits dampened by the travel bug. It’s easy to get caught up in the highlights. Within the blog hemisphere and carefully curated social media posts, you’d rarely guess anything ever goes […]

A Girls Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks (Jason Bateman Not Invited)

A Girls Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks (Jason Bateman Not Invited)

Ever since I was young, my family vacations have consisted of one place and one place only: The Lake of the Ozarks. If you are from St. Louis or another surrounding Missourian city, then you know what I am talking about. If you aren’t, then […]

On Choosing Denver & Becoming An Old Lady

On Choosing Denver & Becoming An Old Lady

Why I chose to celebrate my birthday in Denver instead of New Orleans, and how my relationship with alcohol has changed as I have gotten older.

Garbage Gobbles: Milwaukee Ed.

Garbage Gobbles: Milwaukee Ed.

A savory weekend of cheese curds, veggie burgers, and loads of beer.

A (Failed) Surprise Weekend Trip to Milwaukee

A (Failed) Surprise Weekend Trip to Milwaukee

A not-so-surprising birthday trip to the land of beer and cheese.

How I Scored the Best Flight Deal Ever

How I Scored the Best Flight Deal Ever

How I snagged a round trip flight from St. Louis -> Tokyo for under $1,000.