Hidden Gems in Pittsburgh

As someone who’s done a fair share of traveling, seeing a city’s most iconic places is fun. But it quickly gets old with packs of tourists, long lines, and expensive ticket prices. For a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I thought I’d skip all of that and check out the best-hidden gems the city has to…

Fredericksburg, Texas (Video)

Just some of the reasons you’ll love this Texas Hill Country town. “Texas Heart. German Soul.”

Wine, Texas Hill Country, History, and Wildflowers in Fredericksburg, Texas (Itinerary)

Fredericksburg, Texas April 2-6, 2018 Itinerary Monday, April 2 Kansas City to San Antonio via Southwest Airlines. Drive to Fredericksburg for dinner and check-in at accommodations. Dinner–Get in touch with Fredericksburg’s German history with dinner at Der Lindenbaum This authentic restaurant and Biergarten is located in a beautiful historic limestone building built by the German pioneers….

2018 Travel Schedule

Fredericksburg, TX | April 2-6 Experience the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and red poppies with a spring visit to the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg! This authentic Texas-German community, just an hour’s drive northwest of San Antonio, is renowned for its upscale boutiques and art galleries, burgeoning wine industry, upscale lodging, lush wildflower landscape, world-class museums,…

Travel Guide | The Best of Kansas City: 3-Day Itinerary

What to do in a city that has it all? Make sure you see the best of Kansas City! Kansas City is known for top cuisines (and not just barbecue), a bounty of fountains, craft breweries, major league sports teams, jazz music, trains, cutting-edge theater, and art galleries. This guide takes you on a three-day journey to experience…

When Given a Choice, Take the High Road

When traveling and faced with a difficult situation, my mantra is always, “Take the next step.” When working on projects at my home office, I make lists so I can work backward from the deadline because I know that getting started (taking the next step) is the most important part of any project. Or as…

Go Back in Time for The Drinking Hour

Vintage and Designer Barware Wonderland at The Hour, Alexandria What happens when you mix a passion for home entertainment with a hobby of collecting designer and vintage glassware? If you’re Victoria Vergason, you open a designer antique barware shop. Her concept, The Hour, is dedicated to all things cocktail, where she specializes in offering “one-of-a-kind,…

6 Places to Get Pickled in Ann Arbor, Michigan

This Food-Conscious City Embraces a Variety of Methods for Fermentation. Between the yogurt commercials promoting a flat belly to the numerous health claims made by physicians and holistic practitioners, you have no doubt heard about probiotics—or the “good” bacteria—found in fermented foods. Some research says that these good bacteria, particularly those in our gut, may…

Get Your Spirits Lifted in Kansas City

Lifted Spirits Distillery by Jill Dutton Kyle Claypool and Michael Stuckey from Lifted Spirits Distillery in Kansas City have a vision. They aim to combine a passion for excellence with using scientific methods to create a better product and do it all using locally sourced grains. Their mission: “We believe the best things are born…