• Honorable Mention: Alexandra Moore

    Photo Contest Winners: Summer 2015

    Congratulations to the winners of Detours Magazine’s Summer 2015 Photo Contest! The contest theme was “Past and Future.” The winning photos are published in our “Best of Detours” special print edition coming out during late April. To submit your photo in time […]

  • Read our newest issue online

    Read our newest issue online

    Our Winter 2014 issue showcases several Midwest treasures, like the murals of Cape Girardeau, Cuba, and Jefferson City, which includes interviews with the original mural artists. See if your favorite food truck made our top 25 list, or plan a day […]

  • The Wild Life: Columnist recalls family trips to Mingo

    The Wild Life: Columnist recalls family trips to Mingo

      The first time my parents took me to Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, I was nine months old. We camped in the back of my dad’s pickup truck under his camper shell in Duck Creek, the state park that borders […]

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Middle of the Music: Highlights from Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest

Middle of the Music: Highlights from Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest

With the summer approaching, you may find yourself looking to listen to some great tunes. Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest hosted some up-and-coming bands that are worth checking out. Curated by The Record Machine, a Kansas City record label, […]

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Photo credit: The Raphael

“Show Me” a Weekend Getaway: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you don’t  know what to do for your special someone, we’ve got you covered from both sides of the “Show Me” state. February 14th falls on a Saturday this year, so make […]

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Bella Patina: Q&A with Kansas City antique store

Bella Patina: Q&A with Kansas City antique store

Bella Patina opens its doors to anyone shopping for vintage and antique pieces during First Friday Weekends in Kansas City. During the first weekend of each month, West Bottoms is crowded with shoppers hunting for their next antique deal. Bella […]

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Arrow Rock: Small town is historical hotspot

Arrow Rock: Small town is historical hotspot

  At the intersection of the Santa Fe Trail and the Missouri River is Arrow Rock, there is a village with a population of 56 people. During the 19th century, a steady flow of travelers has made the village a […]

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Creating Sweet Art: St. Louis painter balances art with family

Creating Sweet Art: St. Louis painter balances art with family

Cbabi Bayoc and his wife Reine own SweetArt, a bakeshop and art gallery in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis. Reine provides the treats, keeping the display cases stocked with cakes, cookies and cupcakes while Cbabi provides the art. […]

by × October 31, 2014 ×
Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Rules

The theme for the Winter 2014 photo contest is “Pushing the Limit.” The deadline for entry is October 3, 2014. The contest is open to any and all kinds of photos. Entries must include the location of the picture as […]

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Wayside Waifs: More than meets the eye

Wayside Waifs: More than meets the eye

Wayside Waifs is more than just a no-kill animal shelter. It is a campus dedicated to the animals we call pets. Across 44 acres of land in Kansas City, you will not only find furry creatures ready for adoption, but […]

by × April 28, 2014 ×
The Full Farm Experience: Midwest restaurant brings aspects of farming together into one delicious experience

The Full Farm Experience: Midwest restaurant brings aspects of farming together into one delicious experience

The Machine Shed Restaurant brings classic Midwest cuisine to the masses through their franchise centered on the American farmer. What started as a single family-owned restaurant in 1978 in Davenport, Iowa three hours east of Des Moines has grown to […]

by × April 26, 2014 ×
Poppy

Poppy

Poppy is an art and gift store in downtown Columbia, Mo. They are a huge supporter for local handmade artists. Twenty-five percent of their artists are from Missouri, and the majority of the rest are American with a few Canadian […]

by × April 26, 2014 ×