I could practically hear ice cream lovers scream for joy across the country. July is National Ice Cream Month and July 16th marked National Ice Cream Day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. In his proclamation, he recognized ice cream as “a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population”. President Reagan called upon the people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Fulfilling my civic duty, I followed the President’s orders. However, it didn’tRead More →

Maybe it’s that I love history. Learning about where things got started has always interested me. Lucky for me, where I live, there is plenty to learn and explore. Here are 10 amazing companies that created unique sightseeing tours in Kansas City. 1. American Jazz Museum Tour Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through visual arts, interactive exhibitions, films, and performing arts. Public programming for all ages enliven the history and music at the center of the American Jazz Museum. The engaging Museum tours bring Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong,Read More →

Show Me Shoes was launched as a vision of long time friends Shiv'on and Anneka to inspire teenage girls to follow their dreams and help build confidence. -Kiara Watts, My City Adventures

Almost 10 years ago, long time friends Shiv’on and Anneka shared a wish to inspire teenage girls to follow their dreams and help build confidence. As a result of that vision, Show Me Shoes Foundation launched in 2009. Show Me Shoes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in Kansas City, MO. They have created a crusade for confidence through self-love, mentors and sisterhood. The organization has served over 3,000 young girls and women in chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the founders hometown of Kansas City. With the support of volunteers and donations, they impact lives by restoring strength and self-love through the “sole”. Show Me ShoesRead More →

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

On Thursday March 16, 2017 I found myself attending the Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party. The event was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, beach themed cocktails, local brews, and games. This mini getaway from my norm, set in the historic Brass on Baltimore, was an enjoyable way to kick off the last few days of Spring Break. Yelp KC is a great source of real information about local places in Kansas City. The Yelp KC app occasionally features deals on restaurants and more. It gets even sweeter if you’re part of the Yelp Elite Community. Elite Yelpers have bonus access to meet-ups,Read More →

A meet up with a local family community inspired an amazing walking tour full of picturesque landscapes, beautiful gardens, and Kansas City,.

In recent years, the Watts family has spent the day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday) shopping sales at local places in Kansas City. But… This year I was over holiday shopping before the season began. So I searched for another way to keep us entertained. Enter Thrive Wild + Free KC meet up at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. With nowhere to be and nothing to do, this jump started an amazing walking tour exploration day. Thrive Wild + Free KC is a casual all-ages community family group that meets at Kansas City metro nature venues twice a month. It’s associated with twoRead More →

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