The Elms: Perfect Couples Getaway Near Kansas City

Excelsior Springs, Mo., is home to the historic Elms Hotel & Spa, a charming hotel that was like a beacon to couples. My husband and I were there this fall for our anniversary, and while the goal was just to relax and reconnect, we may have fallen in love with the hotel, too. I think … Read more The Elms: Perfect Couples Getaway Near Kansas City

24 Hours In Kansas City With Kids

One of our favorite quick Midwest getaways is Kansas City. It’s been a while since we visited during the holiday season (check out all the incredibly fun things we did when we spent a holiday weekend in KC). We returned to visit some new (and new-to-us) places, including Worlds of Fun’s WinterFest. We did it … Read more 24 Hours In Kansas City With Kids

Thrills & History For Families Visiting North Kansas City

Kansas City thrills and history for families

North Kansas City is a fun overnight destination for families. You can fit in Worlds of Fun, barbecue, and a lot of history in less than two days. If you have more time at your disposal, I recommend at least another night, but sometimes, all life gives you is a little more than 24 hours. Our … Read more Thrills & History For Families Visiting North Kansas City

Downtown Kansas City Hotel Review – Sheraton

Exterior of Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas CIty

There’s no shortage of hotel options in Kansas City – I’ve tried many of them. Our last couple of overnight stays have been at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. We’ve stayed there for a Radiohead concert at the Sprint Center; and this time around, we stayed there because it was centrally located near … Read more Downtown Kansas City Hotel Review – Sheraton

Kansas City Holiday Bucket List

Growing up in the Midwest, I often saw picturesque image of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza at Christmas time. It looked magical. It looked like that was where Christmas happened. I knew families that went down there each December – to shop, to play. I wanted to go there. I see similar pictures now and … Read more Kansas City Holiday Bucket List