Toasting Our Home State of Missouri

The Show-Me State. The home of the Cardinals. The middle of the the country. One of four neutral states in the Civil War. Lots of corn, cotton, cattle, and caves. Where both Noah and I were born and raised. Here are our top 10 regions and things to see in our home state of Missouri.

Toasting Traditions: Valentine’s Day

After several years of lackluster, yet exorbitantly expensive, dinners out we decided to see what fun we could have with the money if we stayed in instead. It turns out, the average American man will spend around $250 on gifts for the annual holiday. And, the average city-dwelling American date ends up running around $400-$500 per couple. Wow! Noah and I decided early on that the uncharges for holiday dates just weren’t worth it. That could be airfare to Paris… And, we’d rather use it that way. Fast forward to 2021, and most Americans should be staying home anyway! So, let some “boring” stay-at-home V-Day veterans help you spice up your holiday as a couple (and a bonus near the end for my single friends, too!).

Toasting the Moon in Paso Robles, CA

Once you get off of 101 in Paso Robles, everything changes. The air is fresh to breathe, the pace is manageable and relaxed, and you can see real nature, from ground squirrels, to birds, to snakes and spiders, and even bees. The California industry boom left Paso out of the mix. Instead, in this part of the central coast, agriculture is king and vinitourism (wine tourism) is queen.