Our Changing Lives

Visit Like A Local

About Us


*Photo courtesy Tou Yang Photography


We are Jeff and Crystal, a couple of Baby Boomers who love to explore this amazing world around us. Being based in Kansas City, many of our visits are focused in the Central U.S, although we also like to take the occasional longer journey. While jetting away to various exotic locales can be intriguing, we still prefer to travel by automobile, when possible. This allows us to investigate all the nooks and crannies, and root out those hidden gems. Our goal is to show you how we “Visit Like A Local”, since quite often the locals will try to keep all of the best places a secret.

Our research uncovers many of the local favorites, so that our readers have access to a variety of options when they travel. Some of the hardest decisions we make as travelers revolve around dining. It’s easier to find information on attractions, as these are usually highly advertised. Unfortunately, the same doesn’t hold true for restaurants. Many times people pass up some great opportunities, because of lack of information. We strive to show you some of the local’s favorite spots, so you can immerse yourself into the local culture.

The articles are designed to bring you lots of information, so that you will have a good idea what to expect during your visit. We believe that we should be able to let the pictures tell the story, but we still like to add some words. Besides the individual places we showcase, there are also articles which highlight itineraries we have used. These are a great resource for building a vacation schedule of your own, and can be followed as closely or loosely, as you wish.

We love that you have found our blog, and would like to invite you to follow our activity on our social media channels. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and periodically post videos on You Tube. (I need to get better at this.) Our schedule of released articles will usually include Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Each week we will try to include at least one article on the Kansas City area, since it is our home base. Of course, there are lots of articles in our library, so please take some time to look at these as well.

Our hope is that this blog will be a two-way street. We hope that you will share some of your experiences, and maybe clue us in on some of the great discoveries you have made. Many of our best finds have come from tips from our followers, and we truly appreciate these. We try to travel to new cities seven or eight times a year, and we like to ask for suggestions a few weeks prior to a trip. Feel free to drop us an email or post a comment at the end of one of our articles. We try to respond to every one of these. We would also like to have you join our email list. This will allow you to get our new articles delivered straight to your inbox.

Thanks for joining us on this trip. Let’s hit the road!

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2 comments on “About Us”

  1. Enjoyed your article – The museum is a gem and many are indeed unaware of it’s existence. Nice to read of KC and also to learn of fellow travel bloggers here in the area.

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