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Why is taking a vacation so important you may ask? Studies show planning and taking time to get away can strengthen personal relationships, improve professional performance and promote our health and wellness. Basically, taking a vacation is just plain good for our overall wellbeing. So why did more than 55% of Americans report not using all of their vacation days in 2018 – a number that totals up to 768 million unused vacation days? For the health of our nation, we in Kansas City, KS think it’s time to change that. If you need some nudging, here are five reasons to plan for a vacation to Kansas City, KS this year.

October NASCAR races are upon us, meaning thousands will gather in Kansas City, KS for one big, adrenaline inducing, engine roaring weekend. No matter who you’re bringing with you to the Hollywood Casino 400 or any of the NASCAR events happening October 18-20, you can keep the heart-thumping good times happening all throughout the city with these fun things to do 10 minutes or less from Kansas Speedway

The holiday season is here! And if it's the holidays then shopping is high on everyone's to-do list. What kind of shopper are you? Are you someone who prides herself/himself for thoughtful, handpicked gifts for your friends and family? Or do you go for gift cards? If you see yourself in the first group, then I have some good news for you! Every family has a foodie, and food and beverage gifts that are also local to Kansas City, KS is a win-win for sure! I decided to round up some unique items for the food-lover in your life.   

With no real ethnic majority (about 30% white, 30% Hispanic, 30% African-American and 10% of various growing ethnicities) Kansas City, KS owns up to its reputation of being a true melting pot of a destination. From our roots, Kansas CIty, KS has welcomed diverse cultures and ethnic groups who settled here. As you explore the city you’ll find each neighborhood unveils a new story of the people who have come to call it home.