Visit Red Cloud, Nebraska, and see Willa Cather history and more

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Among the quiet flow of the Republican River and the wind blowing across the tall prairie grass sits a sleeping giant. Red Cloud, Nebraska, is itching for you to visit, so the locals can show you that the community is more than a small town in rural America. Red Cloud – a community of 1,020… Continue Reading …

Kansas University tour gives us a taste of Lawrence

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Rock Chalk Jayhawk. We’ve long wanted to check out the campus of Kansas University in Lawrence. We recently had that opportunity. And it came with local tour guides. Alexandra and her husband Kyle (Alexandra has a blog called “Simply Alexandra”) were happy to show off their alma mater to us. The four of us started… Continue Reading …

All things British coming to Omaha; Britishfest entertainment convention July 10-12

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  Grab your best imaginary horse and a couple of coconuts and join the “Nights of the Roundtable” as they seek the Holy Grail through a sing-along as Britishfest kicks off Friday. The “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” event will be one of many attractions during the three-day festival. If a galaxy far, far… Continue Reading …

Freedom Rock honors America, veterans and Iowa

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Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II just wanted to show his appreciation for the men and women who have served the United States in the military. So, in 1999, the then-19-year-old painted a large rock near Greenfield, Iowa, with a patriotic message: “Thank you veterans for our freedom.” Now, 17 years later, Sorensen’s latest “thank you” painting… Continue Reading …

AC Hotels bring a modern, sleek look to Kansas City’s Westport District

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The hotel industry continues to evolve with the ages. Dating back the first motels when cross-country travel became popular in the mid-1900s, the hospitality industry has sought ways of attracting guests. Today, hotels need to be tech and media savvy to attract guests. Marriott has scored with its European-based AC Hotels. The chain has five… Continue Reading …

Powell Gardens offer beautiful views in Kansas City

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Kansas City’s Powell Gardens provide visitors with beautiful scenery. We recently spent a couple of hours in the botanical gardens, southeast of the city. Powell Gardens are about a 50-minute drive from downtown Kansas City. The botanical garden is actually located near Kingsville. The drive actually goes by fairly quickly. Visitors can take in a… Continue Reading …

Kemper Museum offers art viewing in intimate setting

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Offering a unique view of the American culture is the focus behind a special exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. Artist Adam Cvijanovic’s “American Montage” runs through Sept. 20th. Cvijanovic uses a method of fracturing, cutting, layering and sequencing imagery to tell his view of the American landscape. He combines… Continue Reading …

Outstanding dining continues to impress in Kansas City and beyond its borders

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The Kansas City area has great dining diversity. Known primarily for its barbecue, Kansas Citians can travel the world with some international restaurants, as well as grab a good burger and fries. We seek out local restaurants as often as possible when we travel. We’ll look at anything from a mom and pop café to… Continue Reading …

Britishfest aims to ‘bring the best from across the pond’ to Omaha area July 10-12

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Doctor Who invading the Omaha area? Harry Potter? Hobbits? They are among the possible characters you can expect to see at the second annual Britishfest at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs July 10-12. Celebrity guests, speaker panels, vendors and Cosplayers and Steampunk are expected to be part of the festival. Celebrities scheduled to attend… Continue Reading …

Missouri Botanical Garden brings China to St. Louis with Lantern Festival

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The Far East meets the Midwest at Missouri’s Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Garden is hosting a Lantern festival nightly through Aug. 23rd. The festival showcases 22 sets of lantern designs. These aren’t the typical lanterns you may think of – that you light and let go into the sky. The lanterns on display… Continue Reading …