Leavenworth, Kansas: An Overnight Stay Itinerary for Guaranteed Fun
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by Vanessa Whiteside
1M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Visit Leavenworth and Northeast Kansas Tourism. All opinions and photos are mine with the exception of one courtesy image. I participated in planning the travel itinerary’s points of interests. The water moves swiftly on the Missouri River as I walk toward the same spot where explorers Lewis and Clark stood. In Leavenworth, the first city in Kansas, history intersects with modern attractions. Visitors gain access to iconic landmarks dating back to 1854 and a host of entertaining activities, plus 28 blocks of downtown shopping. During my return trip to Lea ..read more
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Cozy in KC’s Boho Lounge: A Vacation Rental Getaway in Merriam, Kansas
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by Vanessa Whiteside
1M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Cozy in KC. All opinions and photos are mine with the exception of one courtesy image. I chose the travel itinerary’s points of interest. Boho Lounge, a vacation rental by Cozy in KC located in Merriam, Kansas, was just the place I wanted to relax and unwind when I wasn’t exploring town. I’m a big fan of their Airbnb properties, and this one was my third vacation rental overnight stay in the Kansas City area. It always feels like a home away from home. In Merriam, the home offers visitors access to nearby parks and trails, boutique shopping, and loca ..read more
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Small Town Charm: A Fun-Filled Weekend in Seneca, Kansas
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by Vanessa Whiteside
1M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact and its partners. All opinions and photos are my own. Country music plays in downtown Seneca, Kansas, as American flags wave in the wind from light poles. Locals gather at Main Street coffee shops as store owners display open signs. Seneca’s Main Street is a hub of activity with multiple shops, restaurants, and museums, making it a town worth pulling over from Highway 36 to explore. I loved it. The Northeast Kansas town of slightly over 2,000 people is one you’ll wish you visited sooner. The perfect girl’s getaway ..read more
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Exploring International Cuisine and More in Junction City, Kansas
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by Vanessa Whiteside
1M ago
 Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Geary County Convention & Visitors Bureau and its partners. All opinions and photos are my own. Welcome to Junction City, the home of a thriving restaurant scene with international cuisine and plenty of things to do during an overnight stay. Although I visited Junction City in the past, this trip proved that the town is rich in diverse food culture. Its military presence, U.S. Army Fort Riley, brings people from across the globe to the Kansas town. If you love tasting ethnic cuisine, take a food tour of Junction City, and don’t miss its notable ..read more
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Road Trip: 10 Must-Have Experiences in Marysville, Kansas
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by Vanessa Whiteside
3M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Visit Marysville and its partners. All opinions and photos are my own with the exception of one labeled courtesy photo.  Referred to as Black Squirrel City, Marysville, Kansas, is a place everyone should experience. Once located on the Oregon Trail and home of Pony Express Station No. 1, the charming town offers visitors multiple museums, boutique shops, downtown dining options, and outdoor trails. Marysville is a one-hour drive north of Manhattan and about a 20-minute from the Nebraska border. Marysville, located in northeastern Kansas near the ..read more
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Vintage Charm: Why Abilene, Kansas, Should Be Your Next Antique Shopping Destination
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by Vanessa Whiteside
3M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Visit Abilene and its partners. All opinions and photos are mine.  Are you someone who likes to cruise to estate sales or antique stores on the weekends? Set the GPS to Abilene, Kansas, a hub of antique shops and historical districts with noteworthy attractions. The North Central Kansas town is known for its Chisholm Trail and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s history; however, travelers will also love following its antique stores trail. Abilene Antique Fest, the second Saturday in May, is not to be missed. FOLLOW THE ANTIQUE SHOPPING TRAIL You don’t ..read more
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Immersive Adventures To Experience During Your Next Visit in Salina, Kansas
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by Vanessa Whiteside
3M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Visit Salina and its partners. All opinions and photos are mine.  In Salina, Kansas, immersive adventures provide travelers with unforgettable experiences. Like me, you’d instead pick the grapes before drinking the wine or create art rather than admire it. Take your pick from many hands-on activities, from creating artwork to feeding wildlife.  OBSERVE WILDLIFE IN ACTION AT ROLLING HILLS ZOO Rolling Hills Zoo (625 N. Hedville Rd.), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a place I always look forward to visiting. During a recent tour ..read more
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Explore Ellsworth County, Lincoln County, and Surrounding Towns: Unique Attractions & Local Eats
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by Vanessa Whiteside
4M ago
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Grow Ellsworth County, Live Lincoln Kansas, and its partners. All opinions and photos are mine.  Just when I thought I’d traveled to most corners of Kansas, I happily uncovered new gems in Ellsworth and Lincoln counties, and surrounding towns. A preview of the 2024 Big Kansas Road Trip, I hit the highway searching off-the-beaten-path destinations and to-die-for eateries. Post Rock Scenic HighwayELLSWORTH COUNTY STATE PARKS Ellsworth County is home to state parks that guarantee stunning scenic views no matter the season. Do you have a $25 Kansas State ..read more
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10 Places to Dine in Wichita If You’re Seeking Healthier Menu Options
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by Vanessa Whiteside
5M ago
Isn’t it nice when someone else does the cooking for you? If you’re seeking a place to dine in Wichita, Kansas, that serves health-conscious menu items made with fresh ingredients, this list of restaurants checks all the boxes. I’m a native Wichitan who has dined at each of these locally owned eateries, and I can vouch for their menu selections, customer service, and overall value. 10 Places to Dine in Wichita, Kansas, If You’re Seeking Healthier Menu Options Meddy’s Fans of Mediterranean cuisine rave about Meddy’s (4 Locations) for its menu of entrees prepared fresh daily. Their shawarmas fil ..read more
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Fredericksburg, Texas: A First-Timer’s Guide to Texas Hill Country Charm
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by Vanessa Whiteside
5M ago
Disclaimer: My experiences were hosted by Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau during a Geiger & Associates press trip.  All opinions and photos are mine.  There is something special about Fredericksburg, Texas. It’s a feeling you get the moment you arrive in town. The Hill Country town, founded in 1846, is deeply rooted in its German heritage while remaining true to modern life. Award-winning restaurants, an almost endless winery trail, boutiques, and picture-worthy lodging make the town visit-worthy. After a first-time visit, you may not want to leave. WHAT TO EXPECT ..read more
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