2018

Silver Dollar City a place of tradition and invention.

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In 1960 when Silver Dollar City opened, the Hershned family brought a group of talented craftsman from the surrounding area together to show their trades. Today, some of the people are 2nd and even 3rd generation, like June Ward who makes candy with her daughter and grand daughter.  June though, is a star in her […]

Feeling like a model at the NATJA conference - Thank you Sandra Foyt!

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Before heading to Branson for this years North American Travel Journalist Association Conference, I spied a note in the NATJA Facebook feed from Sandra Foyt of Getaway Mavens,  asking for a guinea pig to try out her new techniques for taking portraits.  Recalling Midwest Travel Blogger’s co-founder Sara Broers mentioning that everyone should have a […]

Daybreak in Indiana, Book Review

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  I love history and I am all about the Midwest so when I got the opportunity to review Carol Walls Howell’s new book Daybreak in Indiana, I jumped right aboard.  Carol Howell is a former high school and elementary music teacher that worked on her librarian degree and she served as both a combination […]

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Branson Landing’s water and light show

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I arrived in Branson a day before the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) conference was to begin.  I live six hours north and either I could arrive a day ahead with my friend that I was traveling with, or we could leave at as another friend says, “O dark hundred”. We wisely chose to […]

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The Money Musuem

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It almost makes you shake when you hear the words Federal Reserve Bank, but don’t fear!  The Money Museum may be located in the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Chicago, but is isn’t scary. Okay going through the metal detector may be a little scary, but once inside, it is all information and history! Who […]

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