Archives of Travel

tour the constellations: let’s trek through outer space

By Nicolette Baker   You watch the stars with some abstract fascination, but have you ever explored them? In Denver, there’s a certain place where the ground feels so intimately close with the sky, it’s as if you’ll be swallowed by the huge expanse of blue. That’s where I imagine you’ll be, head tilted so […]

Paddling Into Adventure

By Missy Nieveen Phegley When I was nearing my 40th birthday, lots of people asked how I wanted to celebrate this milestone. I really wanted to take a vacation by myself, but when I shared this with family and friends, their responses were, “You don’t want to do that,” “That doesn’t seem safe,” “That wouldn’t […]

Traversing Motherhood

By Missy Nieveen Phegley “Can I go to Colorado?” my 19-year-old daughter texted late one night. I had planned a trip to the mountains to visit friends, but I couldn’t imagine that my daughter, who regularly tells me she’s grown and can make her own decisions when I start (s)mothering too much, would want to […]

Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Where We Went for our Summer 2020 Photo Shoot In our Summer 2020 issue, we traveled across Southeast Missouri for four fashion photo shoots and left you clues so you could join in the fun and figure out the locations. Here, we let you in on where we went; they are some of our favorite […]

meet along the way: Judy Cureton

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Meet Along the Way: Sister Elizabeth Beussink, TOR

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Meet Along the Way: Sherry Cantrell

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Dear Self

A few things you’ll learn when you move halfway across the globe By Alexis Engelhart I made a selfish choice. I packed my bags, kindly and quickly — due to a last-minute decision — said my goodbyes, and sipped on that American Airlines red wine all the way to China. To do what? I had […]

5 Places to Go

It’s spring — get out and explore Southeast Missouri and beyond. Here are a few gems I’ve discovered throughout this beautiful region we get to call home:   The Mudcat Coffee House in Oak Ridge, Missouri The 1911 building that is home to this restaurant-coffee shop was once a hardware store and is complete with […]