The little town about an hour outside of Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA where my daughters have their dance competition this weekend has a lovely little cafe that we frequent any time we are there.  It is a fun, fresh, locally owned alternative to all of the fast food chains that are its competition for our lunch money.  Like most restaurants, […]

I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

When we take a road trip, we put as much effort into researching the coffee shops, diners, and restaurants we plan to visit for our meals as we do our route, hotels, and sights. With an 83-year-old history broken into two chapters, the Old Mill Tasty Shop is Wichita’s oldest downtown restaurant. This was our […]

As if the School Board knows how badly the Midwestern winters suck the life out of me, the kids always have a five day weekend in February about a month before their week-long Spring Break.  Officially the break is for spring semester Parent/Teacher Conferences and President’s Day, but I used this year’s free days to take […]

Inspired by my lovely and very talented friend, Synke, I’ve decided to move my Photo Bucket List out of Evernote and publish it as part of my blog. What do you recommend that I add to my list, either around Kansas City, a close drive away, or elsewhere in the world? Local Tag Monarch Butterflies […]