Branson

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 […]

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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Branson for the holidays, a look back.

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It had been over a decade since I was in Branson, but when I learned that my mom’s favorite, Johnny Mathis was coming to town, we hit the road.  We traveled to Branson the weekend before Thanksgiving and much to my surprise, Christmas had arrived already in this Ozark Mountain town. Visitors were first drawn to […]

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