• Hiking,  Kids,  Missouri

    Hiking Victoria Glades Conservation Area

    Victoria Glades Conservation Area is one hike we kept meaning to check out for several years, but often passed by in favor of more rugged trails. I’m so glad we finally took the time to hike this lightly traveled path. Victoria Glades is located near one of our favorite area hikes, Valley View Glades. Similar to Valley View, Victoria Glades Conservation Area contains open glade vistas, a scenic forest, and wet weather streams. The view is especially dramatic at sunrise…

  • Day Trip,  Kids,  Missouri,  Museums,  Trips

    Best Tips for Visiting Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium

    We recently visited the highly rated Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri and it lives up to its acclaim. This 350,000 square foot attraction features over 1.5 miles of exhibits. Pack your walking shoes and get ready for a wildlife adventure to remember! The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium first opened in 2001 as a much smaller attraction. It closed for extensive renovations before reopening in 2017. Johnny Morris, the owner and CEO of Bass Pro…

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    Kid Activities,  Kids

    How to Make Frozen Bubbles

    Every kid loves blowing bubbles. The fun of bubbles doesn’t have to stop when the temperature drops. In fact, bitter cold weather is perfect for making delicate frozen bubbles! This fun science experiment uses common household ingredients to make a special bubble solution. Corn syrup adds strength to the mix while sugar helps create intricate ice crystal formations. Making these bubbles can be addicting as you watch the bubbles crystalize before your eyes. If you would like to try this…

  • Day Trip,  Hiking,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    Find a Unique White Sand Beach at Missouri’s Klondike Park

    Klondike Park is one of the St. Louis area’s most unusual recreation sites. You may feel like you have traveled to an exotic location when you first glimpse the park’s out of place white sand beach. This St. Charles County gem features beautiful lakes, miles of trails, extensive amenities, and that unique white sand shoreline. With trail connections to the popular Katy Trail plus Missouri River Valley views, Klondike Park is a must see destination. Klondike Park History In the…

  • Hikes,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    Best Tips for Finding Frost Flowers While Hiking

    Cooler weather is here and while you may feel the need to stay indoors, falling temperatures can bring about some beautiful natural surprises. One of the most unique natural wonders you can find hiking in the fall is the discovery of frost flowers. These delicate flowers aren’t actually plants at all. In face, they are delicate ribbons of ice that emerge from the stems of certain plants when the temperatures dip below freezing. I recently wrote an article all about…