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Travel Notes

Holiday Fun in St. Louis

Budweiser Brewery Holiday Carriage St. Louis

The Cardinals and the Gateway Arch.

Those are the only two things I knew about St. Louis, Missouri before last weekend.

Considered by many to be just another Midwestern flyover city, St. Louis has been a drive-thru destination for me for the past few years, always a good place to take a quick fifteen leg stretch on a long road trip. But this year, things were different. St. Louis no longer a pit stop, but a holiday destination. We were heading to the Gateway of the West, and we were ready to have some good ol’ fashioned Midwestern fun.

Time to get my TripAdvisor on.

Here’s a few of the St. Louis highlights we hit on our holiday travels:

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Give Back/ Ranch Living

Spread some Llama Love on Giving Tuesday

Hannah Becker holding a llama for Heifer INnternational Giving Tuesday

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday – let’s talk Giving Tuesday.

A relatively new campaign, Giving Tuesday was introduced by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to holiday themes of non-stop consumerism.

By shifting the focus from buying stuff to  helping others, Giving Tuesday provides an awesome opportunity for people just like you and me to donate resources (time, money, food) to organizations dedicated to making our world a better place.

I’ve sworn off the post-Thanksgiving shopping activities for the past five years. Instead of standing in line for more stuff, I’ve made it a priority to support at least one organization on Giving Tuesday.

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Lifestyle/ Millennials/ Money Matters

The Millennials Guide to Charitable Giving

millennials charitable giving

Millennials love to give, in fact, Generation Y has even been hailed by some as the most charitable generation.

According to Achieve’s Millennial Impact Report, 84 percent of millennials made a charitable donation, and 70 percent spent at least an hour volunteering.

Despite being one of the most cash-strapped and indebted generations in American history, millennials have proved their generosity is not economically governed.

As we enter into the “Giving Season”, as my fundraising colleagues call it, here are a few tips regarding charitable donations and gifts that can assist you in celebrating the season: Continue Reading…

Entrepreneurship

Holiday Gift Guide for Millennial Entrepreneurs

millennial entrepreneur gift guide

The holiday season is here, and with it comes lots of food, family and non-stop shopping.

If you’ve got an entrepreneur in your life, finding that “perfect” gift for the business-minded trailblazer can be, well, challenging.

​Thus, your friends over at The Motivated Millennial decided to put together a “Millennial Entrepreneur Gift Guide” with your treppy loved ones in mind.

Here’s a few gift suggestions for the millennial entrepreneur:

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