Travels 2016: Kansas trips feature indoor skydiving, great food and big cats

We fell in love with chicken all over again, Lisa flew high and we saw tigers on the prairie. All of this occurred during jaunts to Kansas. Stroud’s in Overland Park was our first foray into its wonderful pan-fired chicken. The five-restaurant chain was founded as a barbecue joint in 1933. The restaurant opened during […]

Looking for something different for Kansas City dining? Try these spots

Kansas City may be Ground Zero for great barbecue, but it also has some wonderful non-BBQ options for visitors. We usually eat BBQ at least once during a visit there, but we do like to “spread the wealth” for meals. We have found some excellent places to dine in the Kansas City metro area. We […]

What to Expect when flying high with iFly

I believe I can fly. Well, I did fly a couple weeks ago at iFly in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. I had heard about iFly – an indoor skydiving facility – before, but, I didn’t know it would be so soon that we would have one this close to us. I […]

Art, history and flying in Kansas City

Sometimes, a weekend trip can be organized. Sometimes, you wing it and go where the wind sends you. In this case, the wind sent us to a world of Missouri culture, history and actually into the wind. Lisa has wanted to visit Kansas City’s First Friday art district activities, so we headed down from Omaha […]

Lisa’s 2016 adventure travel bucket list

It’s 2016. A brand new year of possibilities.  I have also recently turned another year older. It makes me realize how many things I still want to try. I want to stretch myself this year and – besides hitting new destinations during our travels – I want to try new experiences. I have decided to […]

Overland Park’s Prairiefire combines history, shopping

“Jurassic World” goes shopping is one way to describe Overland Park’s Prairiefire retail and entertainment district. The Kansas City suburb is home to the local chapter of the American Museum of Natural History and some upscale shopping. The Museum at Prairiefire may be the best attraction at the center. It’s home to the fossils of […]

Overland Park Arboretum beauty abounds

We lucked out and caught the tail end of fall season at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Kansas suburb of Kansas City has a beautiful nature center. We picked a beautiful day to take a walk through the 300-acre park. About 85 percent of the arboretum is set aside to preserve and […]

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