Wanderlust Wendy

St. Charles

US Midwestern Charm: Rediscover St. Charles, Missouri

St. Charles, Missouri

In 1998, I landed from Taichung, Taiwan, to St. Charles, Missouri, as a 12-year-old awkward girl who didn’t speak much English. I was confused at the people-less streets. I hated the need to drive everywhere that took away my freedom to walk and bike places. A city girl somehow found herself in a small suburban town.  In the six years that I lived in this town, I couldn’t wait to … Read more

Saint Charles Charm

Main Street St. Charles

It’s a lovely fall day here in St. Charles, a town where I spent my adolescent years. St. Charles is the first capitol of Missouri, and its “downtown” has preserved its historic charm from the 1700’s. I’ve never really appreciated this town. Coming from Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan, I always thought this place was small, and somewhat… backward. The 12 year-old me questioned,”Why aren’t there anyone walking … Read more