The older I get, the more I appreciate time off from my stressful career and spending time traveling. As much as I want to jet set to Europe or cruise through the Caribbean ultra luxe vacations abroad aren’t always possible.
I have been keeping a running list of places right here in the states that I would want to visit and things to do in various cities. I love when airlines send those pop-up specials for random places and having a list ready means sometimes we can jump on these deals and plan a spontaneous trip.
St. Louis is one of those cities I want to visit, I need a selfie under the arch and there is so much to do there. Food, Fun, Culture, Adventure you name it and St. Louis has the activity to show you a good time.
Technology is such a gift and a curse. I love how easy it makes some aspects of life, but yet I dislike how disconnected we can become, always heads down in the phone. Even when out and about we want to Instagram and Snapchat every minute, sometimes we can miss being present in the moment. I often hear people say the kids need to get off the phones, TV, and Video Games and go outside. But adults sometimes need to be checked, we need to disconnect too. This summer I would love to leave the phone and just enjoy some sites.
On my do to list for this year in addition to traveling is learning how to use my DSLR camera and having fun things to photograph. Knocking out two birds with one stone, a trip to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House would surely make great test subjects, and backdrops for a few cute and fun shots with the Mr. Maybe I’ll even find inspiration for my next tattoo. I have a love for butterfly’s and have two tattoos of them already. I’m sure if I mention to the man the beer sampling at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, he will be more than happy to oblige me.
If family activities are more your speed the St. Louis Zoo and Science Center, make for fun days with the kids.
Explore St. Louis wants to show one lucky family just how much fun there is to have with the #FunnestFamily Contest. One lucky winner will get:
• A two-night stay at a St. Louis area hotel
• Tickets to several St. Louis attractions for the whole family
• A $50 Visa gift card
To Enter, Share your family’s funnest picture or video with #FunnestFamily on Instagram, Twitter or on the Explore St. Louis Facebook page. Contest ends 6/30/16. One entry per person. Please visit the contest landing page for more details.
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