Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!

Whether you’re traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won’t break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC! Some of the event listings are sponsored which means I received compensation for sharing them with you. I love that I live in a city where I don’t have to spend a fortune on fun things to do. No matter the time of year, Kansas City has wallet friendly activities and events. But there’s just something magical about the summer! Warmer days, gorgeous nights, and for my family it is birthday season. Yep, we were all bornRead More →

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art created an instant travel adventure with the Passport to India Festival. Events for the day long celebration of India included Indian art, culture, music, dance, fashion and food. India, officially the Republic of India, is the seventh largest country in the world. The country is also the second most populous with over 1.2 billion people. India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges inRead More →

The weather is cooling down. The leaves on trees are turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and red. It’s fall in Kansas City. Before you break out the warm blankets and start cuddling by the fire, know that there are a myriad of reasons to keep the heat up on your social life in October. Best of all, they are all free! In March 2014, I did my first Free Kansas City challenge. A month’s worth of activities and events that didn’t cost a penny. Free is my favorite word. After all, I don’t think being rich should be a requirement for living a good life.Read More →

The Kansas City Public Library invited Mary Roach  for a Q&A session to promote her book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach is an American author specializing in taboo scientific subjects. Her book focuses on the digestive tract, the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. Roach shared several memorable stories with her unique style of humor and wit. The topics ranged from how competitive eaters keep the food down to what it takes to be a food tester to a drug mule who refused to have a bowel movement for almost a month to whether or notRead More →

Apparently the first step in saving the world is to buy author Eric Mann’s book, Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer. At least that’s the impression I got when he refused to answer questions about his organization unless I bought one. I didn’t, by the way, and here’s why: The Kansas City Public Library hosted Eric Mann as a guest speaker to promote his book and bring awareness to the Fight for the Soul of the Cities movement. Well…that’s what people came for. What actually transpired can best be described as surreal. Mann started off with a bizarre tangent on how allRead More →

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