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The Best Things To Do Off the Vegas Strip

A road winds through Lake Mead Recreation area

I love a Vegas vacation but I’ll be the first to admit that after a few days, I start to crave a change of scenery. The good news is, you don’t have to go very far to find it. Southern Nevada is full of natural beauty and really some cute towns. All within a few miles of the Vegas strip. Even if you didn’t pack your hiking boots, most of the areas have scenic drives or some paved walkways. Here’s...

The Lowdown on Where to Eat in Little Rock

Who would have thought that cheese dip would be the reason I’d finally get to spend some time in Arkansas? Definitely not me. You see, I had no idea that Little Rock was the birth place of cheese dip. Nor did I know they had a whole festival to celebrate it. But when the the Little Rock Convention & Visitor’s Bureau asked me to come and check out the festival as part of a Savor Arkansas food tour, I said...

Great Reasons to Visit or Live in Bentonville, Arkansas

Street Art Downtown Bentonville

As a self proclaimed Southern Ambassador, I’m embarrassed to admit I knew very little about the state of Arkansas. Any first hand knowledge, was from driving across I-40 on a road trip to California, with unfortunately, no real stops in the actual state. Arkansas is considered a Southern state but for us Deep South Southerners, it’s kind of like the cousin you only hear from occasionally. So when I was invited to visit Bentonville for a “Savor Arkansas” culinary tour,...

Unique Things to do in St Louis

I spent a couple of weekends exploring St Louis. I ate too much BBQ and sampled way too many donuts for my own good but I came away impressed with all the things you can do there. It’sΒ an amazing city with more to offer than just the Gateway Arch. I had no idea! From restaurants that have been around for ages, to re-purposed buildings and street art, here are some unique things to do in St Louis. Unique St Louis...

5 Reasons to Visit Chicago in the Spring

Visiting Chicago is always a good idea. And while I don’t think there’s a bad time to visit, there are some months that are just better than others. Spring is one of my favorite times to visit. There’s something a little extra special as the city is waking up from the cold. The snow that has been piled up all winter is gone. In it’s place, spring flowers are blooming. Everything looks so fresh and clean. Here are five more...

Searching for the Best Donuts in St Louis

The donuts from Old Town Donuts in St Louis Missouri

This post was updated October 2019 In 1904, St Louis hosted the World’s Fair. Who would have thought the donut would still be paying homage to that event now? But that’s exactly what World’s Fair Donuts, located at 1904 (see what they did there?) South Vandeventer Ave is doing all these years later. No they weren’t selling donuts then but they have been baking up glazed buttermilk cake donuts, long john’s and blueberry chip cake conuts, their specialty, for around...