Murals, Murals Everywhere in Kansas City, Kansas

Uncovering the color of Kansas City, KS, little by little I’m always looking for the art in everything, even if I have to force it. Never satisfied with the amount of art I’ve got, I always seek more. The last time I was out to eat, my girlfriend, Michaela, laughed at me because I rearranged the salt shakers, utensils and menus into a Frank Lloyd Wright house and called it good. When I walk through mud, I make patterns with my shoes as if I were designing fabric for a premiere runway. In art…

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A Step Back in Time

Finding bits of Americana among the rich history of Kansas City, Kansas Since becoming a state in 1861—not quite a hundred years before I was born—Kansas City, Kan. has packed a great deal of history and heritage into the last century and a half. As a couple of dedicated history buffs, my husband Raymond and I were excited to visit the city and check a few items off ye olde “historical” bucket list. We especially looked forward to getting off the typical tourist path and exploring the Freedom’s…

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Tastes From Around The World

Partaking in global-inspired eats in Kansas City, KS Months ago, I was brainstorming with my husband, Travis, about where we could go to celebrate our anniversary. “How about Mexico?” he asked. “Or Italy,” I said dreamily, picturing us sharing a bottle of red wine and feasting on pasta carbonara at a quaint outdoor cafe. I knew that wherever we decided to go on our vacation, the cuisine would take center stage. Cooking is one of my greatest passions, and dining out is how I research things to…

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Barbecue Bests

These local-approved joints in Kansas City, KS are licensed to grill Mention Kansas City, Kan. to any non-native and the topic of barbecue will likely follow. Unlike some cities that offer oceans, mountains or famous landmarks, here, meat is the main attraction. Smoked low and slow, smothered in sauce and served with a side of Midwest hospitality, it’s easy to see why KC ’que is on many a travel to-do list. The hard part is deciding where to start. From mom ‘n’ pop shops to side-of-the-road…

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5 Must Visit Patios in Kansas City, Kansas

When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping,there's no better way to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying a meal and beverage with great views in Kansas City, Kan.  With more people seeking outdoor dining and social distancing options, we've put together a list of some of the coolest patios in KCK to help you navigate the patio scene.  Whether you're looking for a breath of fresh air, a meal with a view, or a place to hang with friends and family, check out these hidden gems in KCK.  …

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KCK Taco Trail - Guide to Tacos in Armourdale

It happens time and time again when someone visiting Kansas City will inevitably ask"where can I get some good tacos around here?" and the easy answer is Kansas Avenue. Kansas Avenue runs right through the heart of the Armourdale neighborhood and is ground zero for great authentic Mexican food. This area has been a long-time taco destination with places like Tortilleria San Antonio, El Pollo Rey, or Ninfa's holding a permanent place on a list of must-visit restaurants in the metro. How did Armourdale become one of these destinations in KCK? …

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A guide to starting your KCK Taco Trail journey on Central Avenue

Welcome to the KCK Taco Trail where you'll embark on a culinary adventure in Kansas City, Kansas. The trail consists of over 50 taquerias and restaurants around Kansas City, Kansas. The trail includes nearly 50 local taquerias featuring street tacos, Tex-Mex style tacos, and more. The KCK Taco Trail pass is free and instantly delivered via email and text. No app to download and easily accessible! Sign up now for the KCK Taco Trail pass and be immersed in a flavor-filled experience of culture and…

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Choose your own adventure with Van Life KC

Just in time for Spring Break and Summer! Want to #ChooseYourOwnAdventure with a VanLifeKC Camper or trailer but you aren’t sure where to go? We can help! This is the first of a series of blog posts about camping in and around Kansas City for residents and visitors.  We rent camper vans and trailers for people who want to camp in Kansas City and beyond and one of the most frequent questions we get is “Where can you go camping around here?” Oh wow, do we love that question…

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Where to take your family in Kansas City, KS for Spring Break 2021

Spring Break has arrived for kids and families around the country this month. Parents may find themselves looking for something fun and exciting to do with their family during this much-deserved break. Kansas City, KS has a variety of kid-friendly things to do that are sure to keep the whole gang entertained. We have taken the guesswork out of planning and put together an itinerary of KCK activities that will keep the kids busy and stress-free for mom and dad. Morning We recommend…

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Gameday Food Specials in Kansas City, KS

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it to another Super Bowl Championship and we have a list of places in Kansas City, KS to snack on during the game and celebrate!The Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7th in the 2021 NFL Championship Super Bowl Game LV at 5:30 pm CST in Tampa, Florida. You can catch the game on CBS, ESPN Deportes, or 106.5 The Wolf. We've watched the Chiefs play their hearts out all season to take us to another Super Bowl and here we are!  …

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