We're having a little contest on SlowTrav. Everyone is being encouraged to put together a list of 10 things to do; costing no more than $20.00 per person; and no further than 30 miles by car from their own front door. The prize is a $40.00 value. Thus the contest name: 10, 20, 30, 40 Contest.
As a rather obnoxious "cheerleader" for the St. Louis area, I knew there was absolutely no way I could limit myself to only 10 things. Heck, I'll have a hard enough time limiting myself to 10 categories. But, I've managed to come up with just one subject and posted an entry in the designated thread on the SlowTalk message board, choosing a subject that everyone should address when visiting another city -- how to avoid chain fast food stores, and where to find tasty, but cheap food that is unique to the city.
After the contest is over, I'm going to indulge my need to boast about St. Louis by blogging my "Top Tens" of other things about my city. For example: 10 Things to do with Kids, 10 Great Spectator Sports; 10 "Bet-You-Never-Know" Historical Sites, etc, etc.
I'll post all these lists here in my blog category: Visiting St. Louis Like a Local.
But, in the meantime, please head over to the SlowTrav.com message board, SlowTalk.com. Check out the contest thread. And how about posting a list of your own?