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WELCOME TO THE KCK INSIDERS BLOG

Get local perspectives and travel tips from people who live, work and play in Kansas City, KS!

Author: Mindy Hargesheimer

As an avid explorer, Mindy loves taking every opportunity to experience her surroundings inside and out, and when she can't travel the globe, she loves to travel her way around the Kansas City (and regional) area, crossing each and every destination off her bucket list. There isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't think about how she can pursue something new and fulfilling in her surroundings and document it through her love of photos and writing.

Wife to Dan, and mom to daughters Liv and Elin, she journeys alone, as well as with her bucket list-loving family; everything from restaurants, coffee shops, and craft cocktails, to fashion shows, live music, art museums, architectural tours, shopping, interior design, charitable causes and the under-appreciated staycation are sought out, experienced, and shared by way of telling my firsthand story. She believes Kansas City is a Midwestern hidden gem, in which she love to learn and share the stories of how KC makers and entrepreneurs launched their vision.

Follow along as she seeks out ALL the experiences to be had and strive to inspire others to keep life fun!

Website: https://www.kansascitybucketlist.com/

Instagram: @kansascitybucketlist 

When business ideas are seemingly born on accident because your friends and family demand it, that's saying something, and that's how Woodyard Bar-B-Que was born! Exploring all things KCK, Woodyard has been on my hit list for a long time, and as we pulled up to its lay of the land, I immediately was enamored with its rustic, homey, and pastoral vibe. After being drawn to Woodyard's bright yellow signage, your eyes then divert to the collage of famous appearances it has landed over the years, from Anthony Bourdain, to Guy Fieri and Andrew Zimmern all taking notice. And for obvious reasons; the ambiance is unique with its outdoor pit and relaxed deck seating, and the classic BBQ favorites are a piece of the Kansas City tradition in supporting all of our local Pit Masters' creations. 

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” 

A nod to the classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which exemplifies the art of living life to its fullest: Be spontaneous, rebel against your normal routine, and plain and simple, just HAVE FUN! And, what better way to stimulate the senses in Kansas City than by placing yourself in the passenger seat of an authentic NASCAR car as a professional driver reaches speeds of 170mph and sends your heartbeat through the theoretical roof!