St. Louis + Destination


Travel & Nature Photojournalism


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A collection of personal stories about my life and adventures in travel.

Sanibel Island | April 2021

November 28, 2021

Earlier this year in April, we celebrated my husband's 41st birthday on Sanibel Island. This was a low-key, relaxing visit to see family highlighted by a boat ride from Sanibel to Fort Myers Beach, ...

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Saying Farewell Is Never Easy

July 28, 2021

Saying farewell to your family home can be wrought with emotion. Experiences and memories created and stored throughout the decades breathes life into a home. When it comes time to move on, it feels a...

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The Reflecting Pools of the Missouri Botanical Garden

July 12, 2021

One of my favorite early-summer spots in the botanical garden are the shallow reflecting pools near the Linnean House. Every July the water lilies begin to bloom at the Missouri Botanical Garden. C...

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Bourbon Whiskey: America’s Native Spirit

June 20, 2021
StilL 630 American Missouri Bourbon

As we approach our annual Independence Day celebration, I wanted to write about a topic that highlights American ingenuity and culture. After a recent visit to StilL 630 in downtown St. Louis, I final...

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Salt Lick Point Land And Water Reserve

March 9, 2021

Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve is an area of land dedicated to the preservation of hill prairies and glades. Owned by the Village of Valmeyer, Illinois, the 600-acre reserve protects several t...

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