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Road Trip Tips

Ah, the family road trip. Kids in the back, arguing over who gets to choose the movie, mom in the front seat, climbing over the console to retrieve a lost toy, and dad driving, oblivious to it all. In reality, road trips are a great way to travel. In most case it’s cheaper to drive […]

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Finding a Balanced Summer

Ah, summer! The time to kick up your feet, sip a cool drink, and work on your tan. Oh wait, you’re a mom! That’s what your summer used to look like pre-kids. Now you’re kicking your feet into the minivan to get your kids to swim team, sipping on a melting iced coffee, all while […]

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A Family Adventure:: Riding the Rails

Last summer, my family embarked on a new adventure. We decided to travel to Chicago on the Southwest Chief departing from Union Station in Kansas City. My husband and I are experienced travelers, but the thought driving 11 hours with our 6 and 4 year old boys didn’t seem that appealing, and airfare for 4 […]

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So, Austin, We Were Dating :: When You Almost Move

“The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” -Stephen Hawking When I was young my family moved frequently, if not to a new city a different house in the same city. However, as an adult I have moved less. I went to college at Wichita State in 1999, […]

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Where to Get A Passport in Wichita

Summer travel is on everyone’s mind! If you’re planning an overseas vacation or business trip, you’ll need to apply for passports ASAP…but how? And where? Changes were made in 2017, narrowing the options for where you can apply for a passport in and around Wichita – so here’s everything you need to know from a […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Riding the Wichita Q-Line Trolley

Many Wichita families have already discovered the joy of the Wichita Q-Line Trolley. If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? 1. It’s free. 2. Kids love trolleys. 3. It makes downtown adventuring 100 times more convenient and fun. End of story.  Just kidding. While all that is true, there are a few more […]

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Chickasaw Country: The Hidden Gem of Weekend Getaways

Thank you to Chickasaw Country for providing an all-expense paid trip to our new favorite getaway spot! All opinions are my own.There’s no word with the finality of “good bye” in the Chickasaw language. The closest approximation is “anowa chipisala’ cho,” meaning “until we meet again.” After spending the weekend in Chickasaw Country, Oklahoma I […]

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10 Tips for Surviving International Travel with Kids

Once upon a time, an infant, a toddler, and their parents contracted Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease while vacationing in a remote-ish cabin in the Rocky Mountains. It was utterly miserable, and the matriarch decided never again to travel with children. Ever. For as long as she lived. But, like many mothers, she forgot the […]

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Wichita Date Ideas :: Overnighters & Weekenders

Are you on the hunt for out-of-the-box ideas for Date Night in Wichita? If you’re looking for a brief staycation or weekend getaway, we’ve got a few suggestions! Book a night or two at one of these Wichita favorites: Hotels: Ambassador Hotel Hyatt Regency Hotel at Old Town Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Bed & Breakfasts: Delano […]

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