Pure Michigan

You've seen the commercials. Or if you haven't, I'm going to tell you about them now. On my Facebook page, I told you that in tribute to my grandpa who recently passed away, I would share with you my beloved childhood summer vacations. Michigan? Every year we headed north for a week or so to … Continue reading Pure Michigan

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Sayonara St. Louis!

Well, the secret's out… Soon, I will be leaving St. Louis and heading across the state to live in Kansas City. Since March of 2011, St. Louis has been my home, and although we've had our ups and downs, I'd say it's not some place I'll never visit again. In the true fashion of closure, … Continue reading Sayonara St. Louis!

Colorado Fall Colors 

Hi there! I will come back to this, but I just wanted to ask... Are there fall colors where you are? I'd love to see them! I'm heading back to the Midwest after spending a week in Colorado where I realized how beautiful the yellow Aspens are and how lucky we are to have deciduous … Continue reading Colorado Fall Colors 

4 Qualities to Look for in a Travel Buddy

I just wrote my first feature for Pink Pangea and here it is!  Who you travel with can make or break a trip. Whether it’s a work trip, or a vacation, or even just a trip with a set purpose, like a bachelorette party or a bar mitzvah, consider certain things in your travel buddy. … Continue reading 4 Qualities to Look for in a Travel Buddy

Not Home for the Holidays

Starting a new job and moving to a new city is fun and stressful. Everything has been hunky dory with my new job, and living in Kansas City is a new experience every day, but there is one thing that has really been eating at me this time of year... (and no, it's not the … Continue reading Not Home for the Holidays

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5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Neale Donald Walsch By: Gena Perry Have you ever found cheap airfare or hotel accommodations for an awesome trip but couldn’t find a friend to go with you? I’m here to tell you that the next time you find yourself in this situation, book that flight for … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

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4 tips to traveling with an “other” – Chicago

This post is specifically regarding Chitown, but these tips can be applied to any trip that you happen to be taking with a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. I'm just going to be open and honest, I've never really wanted to go to Chicago. If I'm going to go to a big city that gets … Continue reading 4 tips to traveling with an “other” – Chicago

Sunset in Lincoln Nebraska

Nebraska Nebraska I love youuu. You and I.

Hey there travelers. It's been awhile. Did you check out my post about Lincoln, Nebraska back in July? Well, I'm about to tell you about my trip there, and how much of that list of 101 things to do I actually accomplished. My best friend, M, moved to Lincoln after a miserable year in Stillwater, OK. … Continue reading Nebraska Nebraska I love youuu. You and I.


The Great Jones County Fair NPR Show

Any of my readers out there travel for work? Do you get to go cool and exciting cities that you've never been before? LA? London? Delhi? Seoul? Well, just a heads up, if you work in agriculture, you don't get to go to exciting cities like that. You get to go places like the Jones … Continue reading The Great Jones County Fair NPR Show

Reminiscing St. Louis

Hola everyone! It has been awhile since I've added new content… I've had some major life changes in the past few months, but it's time to get back at it! If you have never lived in St. Louis, the good certainly out-weighs the bad, regardless of what Chicago Cubs fans and Kansas Citians will try … Continue reading Reminiscing St. Louis