About

Who are we? We are a couple of Gen Xers that love to travel in the United States and around the world. Todd is originally from Long Island, New York and moved to Southern California when he was in middle school. Alexa was born in Paris, France and lived in Chicago, Illinois for a short time as a young girl, but spent most of her school years in Northern and Southern California. 

We met in 1995 when we both lived in Los Angeles, California, and have now been married for 25 years. We both have a passion for travel, photography, food, music and new experiences. Todd loves great beer and breweries and Alexa loves wine and wineries. 

In 2002 we had our son, Roland and in 2005 we moved to Portland, Oregon where we lived for six years. During that time we explored as much of the Pacific Northwest as possible. 

In 2012 we moved to San Diego, California where we enjoyed exploring “America’s Finest City” as well as taking advantage of our close proximity to Mexico and venturing to Baja California on a regular basis. 

In 2020, we decided it was time to explore a new part of the United States and after checking out Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska we settled on Kansas City. We are now excited to explore the beautiful state of Missouri and the midwest. 

We are not new to traveling internationally either. Alexa has a website called 52perfectdays.com that launched in 2008 and has over 800 articles about how to spend a perfect day in locations around the world. 

Todd works in website optimization and marketing so we are both online all the time but out in the world experiencing new unique adventures. 

We decided to start Travel in Missouri to document our own exploration of our new home state including our adventures and experiences through stories and articles on this website. 

If you live in Missouri or plan to visit Missouri, please join our email list to get updates about unique adventures throughout the state.  

This website will focus on some of our favorite experiences as we work through our own Missouri Bucket List! We are excited to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout Missouri. We are also looking forward to exploring the Caves in Missouri as well as great hiking trails, and rivers for kayaking. 

We want to visit the four covered bridges in Missouri and learn about the state’s connection to Mark Twain, Jesse James, President Harry Truman and many other famous Missourians. 

We also love lodging that is unique like historic hotels and resort experiences.  

We plan to share a variety of travel tips and unique day trips for you to try; from luxury travel experiences to ‘down and dirty’ travel deets. 

Travel in Missouri is a new focus for Todd and Alexa and we want to make it full of great information and unique adventures. We’re going to find all the secret places and unique adventures that are a must visit in Missouri. Please join us as we travel in Missouri and become a part of our travel family in our Travel In Missouri Facebook Group.  

We hope you’ll enjoy reading about our experiences and are inspired to explore the wonderful travel, food, outdoor and historical adventures in Missouri.