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 →

Animal Tales and Trails at Crown Center

Animal Tales and Trails is at Crown Center. Enter an interactive habitat where children learn about the most interesting creatures! Join the polar bear in his cave, fly down the penguin iceberg slide, jump with the kangaroo on a small trampoline, and much more. A reading area features many animal story books.     The interactive exhibits in Crown Center’s Showplace are always a treat for Lily. Some of our favorites over the years have featured the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and a Storybook Village. For me, Animal Tales and Trails was another enjoyable exhibit, due in part to the added teachableRead More →

Little Passports Global Adventures

  This conversation is sponsored by Little Passports. All opinions expressed are my own. I was introduced to Little Passports last summer when I saw this ad. “Travel to All 50 States from Your Living Room!” is what caught my attention. I found that statement interesting because I love exploring unique cultures. Who doesn’t? It’s why I’m so thankful to live in a city that never stops celebrating people from different countries across the Earth. That is also what Little Passports is about. Little Passports is a destination adventure travel kit filled with souvenirs, activities, pen pal letters, and more. Each month a kit featuring a newRead More →

Unexpectedly Kid Friendly Restaurants in Kansas City

As our adventures take us to more and more cool places we occasionally have to stop and eat. I’ve realized that there some very unexpectedly kid friendly restaurants in Kansas City! Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse 1713 Summit Street Kansas City, MO 64108 Chez Elle is a casual French-themed coffeehouse that serves sweet & savory crepes inside an old neighborhood theater. My first observation was the unconventional seating arrangements. On warmer days outdoor tables are ideal. If your child’s loud crying or, in my case, laughing often result in rude stares and not so discreet sighs of disgust, fear not. Enjoy the beauty of the Westside whileRead More →