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Rebekah Bryer

Rebekah Bryer is a Kansas City, Kansas native, storytelling enthusiast and professional tourist. She’d dedicated more than 10 years of her life to the travel industry, with experience in hospitality, destination marketing and tourism technology. She currently serves as the Senior Manager of Partnership and Engagement at Visit Kansas City Kansas. In 2020, she was named one of Destination International’s 30 Under 30 for her work with the organization. Her ENFP personality type has led her to wearing many hats among the community, including president of the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce young professional group, hike developer and leader for Urban Hikes Kansas City, social media consultant for local businesses and organizations, and contributing writer for travel websites across the state. She believes the best way to explore the world is with an open mind and comfortable shoes. She’s crossed 12 National Parks off her list and hopes to see them all one with her husband and son.

You can contact Rebekah at Rebekah@visitkansascityks.com.

 

KCK Taco Trail Through the Neighborhoods

For generations, communities of varying ethnicities settled in Kansas City, KS creating a destination of diversity. The mix of cultures can be experienced through historical sites, annual events, local makers, artwork and our culinary scene…

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City, KS

National Hispanic Heritage Month happens each year from September 15 - October 15. These dates fall between the independence days of many Latinx countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all celebrate their independence on September 15. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21. Kansas City, KS has a vast history of LatinX culture, which began in 1910 when many migrated…

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5 Ways to Do Fall in Kansas City, KS

Fall in the Midwest arrives with crisp air, trees transformed into orange, yellow and red wonders, and the lingering smell of bonfire sticking to your sweater. It welcomes in seasonal activities saved only for this special time of year. If you’re doing fall in the Midwest, you’ll want to make these five ideas your official bucket list for celebrating this autumn’s arrival in Kansas City, KS. 1. Appreciate the Agritourism (and have a picture perfect day) Slip into your favorite fall fashion and…

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Get Your Caffeine Fix: 4 Coffee Shops & Caf├ęs in Kansas City, KS

If someone asked me a few years ago for a great place to go for coffee I probably would suggest somewhere other than Kansas City, KS. Sure - there were a couple Starbucks locations, gas stations and other franchise spots to help cure the afternoon lull, but a quaint, quiet spot to read or chat with a friend? You’d probably be better off searching elsewhere in KC. However, if you were to ask me today, my answer would be entirely different. It seems as if recently local coffee shops and café have been popping up all about KCK. Here are four that you must try…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Charlie Parker All Month Long

August 29th marks what would be the 100th birthday of the Kansas City, KS born Jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Known for his smooth alto saxophone, Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading musician in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was raised in KCMO, near the Westport area. He began playing sax at the young age of 11 and later joined his school band at Lincoln High School. He left school in…

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10 Things to Do in Kansas City, KS This Weekend

"What is there to do right now?" and "What's open?" are two questions you've probably heard (and asked) on repeat lately. Summer Saturdays aren't meant to be spent bored in the house! Here are 10 socially distanced and outdoor ideas to make this weekend more fun…

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3 Millennial Mini-Escapes in Kansas City, KS

Feeling like it's been a while since you've connected with your crew? Get out and get together for some outdoor adventuring around these three neighborhoods in Kansas City, KS, all offering their own unique experience and new favorite spots to be found…

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