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    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…

  • Hikes,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    Rockwoods Reservation: Rock Quarry and Trail Among the Trees Hikes

    Rockwoods Reservation is one of the nicest places to hike near St. Louis. Located in west St. Louis County, visitors can find a taste of the Ozarks tucked away from the busy suburbs. The area features 13 miles of trails past creeks, caves, and a spring. The Lime Kiln trail is one of the most popular hikes at Rockwoods Reservation, especially for those those trail running or training. However, the Rock Quarry and Trail Among the Trees trails are the…

  • Day Trip,  Illinois,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    5 Great St. Louis Fall Color Drives

    Fall has been off to a slow start in the St. Louis area this year. However, the cooler temperatures are finally starting to arrive and trigger the changing of the leaves. If you are planning to load up the car and head out leaf peeping, here are 5 St. Louis fall color drives for the ultimate scenic road trip. 1. Great River Road This epic scenic drive is amazing no matter the season, but the road really puts on a…