Marquee lights of the historic Chicago Theater. Some say it's not the destination, it's the journey. Well, our Chicago journey was full of getting lost. Hopefully, this will help you find your way around.

This post is brought to you through collaborations with ChooseChicago and Smart Destinations. I also included sponsored links which I believe will help you get the most out of your Chicago adventures. Before I dive into our summer vacation I think I should begin by sharing why I chose Chicago, IL. With 20,000 cities in the United States, the options were almost endless. Yet Chicago has a diverse tapestry of architecture and is boldly pushing the boundaries of culinary art. Not to mention its greatest comeback story. All that made to a top choice. But what really sealed the deal was a quick google of whatRead More →

Kaw Point Riverfront Park. Kansas City, Kansas is as beautiful as it was when Lewis & Clark trekked its terrain. For a day trip, I explored landmarks, art, food, and local hot spots.

This post is sponsored by Kansas City, Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kansas Tourism. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for funds to send an expedition from the Missouri River to the Pacific Northwest. This was in anticipation of the acquisition of Louisiana Territory. France sold the 828,000 square miles in this territory to the United States for 60 million francs ($15 million). This purchase doubled the size of the United States. On June 26, 1804, the expedition reached Kansas. For three days, they camped at Kaw Point, where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers meet. Today this is Kansas City, Kansas. Kaw PointRead More →

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 →

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