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Exploring Deanna Rose Through My Children's Eyes

July 28, 2015

No matter the age or personality, there is something magical about walking through The Farmstead bar...

A Perfect Date Night: Dinner and a Show

July 07, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to take my husband on a double date with some friends to New Theatre ...

#365OP: Behind the Scenes at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

April 01, 2015

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is one of the most popular attractions in Kansas. A favorite among ...

5 Ways to Make Travel Days Less of a Hassle

March 10, 2015

As a Senior Sales Manager for the Bureau, I travel frequently for work to trade shows, bid presentat...

5 Easy Tips to Save for a Vacation

January 28, 2015

According the US Government, one of the top New Year's Resolutions for 2015 is "take a trip." You ca...

The Fa La La Holidays at Quality Hill Playhouse's "Christmas in Song"

December 05, 2014

Now that we’ve discovered this Kansas City treasure we’re going back to the Quality Hill Playhouse a...

Fall Flavor Favorites: Pumpkin Spice

October 14, 2014

The leaves are turning and the nights are getting cooler. I enjoy the activities and smells of fall ...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Fun at the Overland Park Fall Festival

September 19, 2014

s there a better time of year than the last weekend of September? It truly feels like a kick off to ...

Best Practices for Feedback Management

July 22, 2014

Feedback is a vital part of any event. If we listen, learn and act on the feedback we get from clien...

Cinetopia: Not Your Typical Movie Theater

June 27, 2014

One thing is for sure, it’s not your typical movie theater experience. Cinetopia takes going to a mo...

Top 7 Most Overlooked and Underutilized Services a CVB Can Provide

May 30, 2014

In the world of meeting planning there are limitless possibilities at each destination. Most planner...

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Speaker

March 17, 2014

There are a lot of things to consider when booking a speaker – everything from cost to topic. But, w...

5 Simple Attendance Building Ideas for Your Next Event

February 13, 2014

Five simple attendance building ideas that you can implement whether you are a seasoned planner or p...

A Contemporary Art Scene Found in Overland Park

January 20, 2014

Since opening in 2007, the Nerman Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. The museum ...

An Indoor Playground Found at Pinnacle Gymnastics

December 11, 2013

As a part-time stay at home mom I’m always looking for meaningful activities to do with my kids, age...

Going Zonkers for Amusement Parks

September 20, 2013

y daughter just turned 4 and we’ve promised her a day out at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun this fa...

Who says there’s no nightlife in Overland Park?

June 26, 2013

When you think of good food and entertainment in the Kansas City area, the first place you probably ...

Eat, Shop and Play in Downtown Overland Park

April 18, 2013

Mention “Downtown Overland Park” to any long-time resident, and the phrase evokes memories of the ci...

Overland Park Hospitality Lions Club

March 07, 2013

As a result of working with this group to bring their event to Overland Park, the hospitality commun...

Take Five: A Panacea for the Winter Blues

January 24, 2013

It’s another chilly night in Overland Park and my husband and I are facing a recurring wintertime di...

Best Regards: Serving Comfort Food to Make You Smile

December 06, 2012

How many of you have heard the term “comfort food"? It may be a dish that your mom used to make, a ...

Finding Fall Foliage in Kansas

September 28, 2012

I’m on a mission and would love your participation. Where is a can’t-miss place to capture beautiful...

Hard to Ignore: Brown v. Board Historic Site

August 23, 2012

Perhaps the most stunning part of the Brown v. Board of Education experience is just inside the fron...

Unforked: A UNique restaurant in OP

July 31, 2012

Since 2011, a special restaurant in Overland Park has been serving fresh, organic, and locally-grown...

Fresh Ideas – A Day of Renovating Our Thinking

June 14, 2012

The conference was a successful day providing education with interesting speakers for both the plann...

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: A Night with American Girl at Starlight

July 21, 2015

My daughter, Elyse, turns six next month and has had her eye on the Doll of the Year, Grace Thomas, ...

5 Tips for a Spectacular Experience at Star Spangled Spectacular

June 30, 2015

The Star Spangled Spectacular in the Corporate Woods section of Overland Park is the region’s larges...

365OP: CVBs Help Grow and Enhance Your Events

March 25, 2015

The Overland Park CVB is dedicated to helping our clients host successful events. The services we o...

5 Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Seem Like a Cakewalk

February 20, 2015

From spring break to summer vacation, from holiday travel to a weekend getaway, traveling with kids ...

Fashion Capital of the World . . . For Your Four-Legged Friend

January 14, 2015

While Overland Park and Kansas City is not be the fashion capitol of the world, our pets might disag...

Sparkly Lights Help You Relish the Present During the Bustle of the Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

It's that time of year again. The time when we reflect on the past, relish in the present, and rumin...

Pinot's Palette: Bringing Out the Van Gogh in Me

September 29, 2014

What a fun night we spent with friends to celebrate a special birthday at Pinot's Palette! There was...

Location. Location. Location. Overland Park is the Heart of Awesome!

September 12, 2014

They say it is all about location. So, when location matters, here's why Overland Park is the Heart ...

Oh No, My Speaker Just Canceled

July 17, 2014

If speaker cancellation isn’t the meeting planner’s number one worst nightmare, odds are it makes th...

Summer 2014 Destination Checklist

June 23, 2014

If you’re coming to Kansas City this summer you don’t want to miss our latest and greatest!...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a CVB When Planning a Trip

May 27, 2014

Most people aren’t aware of the valuable service the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can provide ...

Discovering the Wonders of the World at Wonderscope

March 07, 2014

Take you kids to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Located in Shawnee, in an old school ...

Valentine with Your Diet in Mind

February 11, 2014

Eat out with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day without blowing your new year’s diet resolution. I sp...

10 Questions Your RFP Should Answer

January 09, 2014

But, how do you get the right information to make a good decision on where you should host your next...

Digging into the World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

October 18, 2013

Walking through the doors I am greeted by a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long mamenchisau...

Where do you go for a golfer who has been everywhere?

September 17, 2013

Of all the cities and suburbs in Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City sports the greatest number and var...

A Sweet Addition to Downtown OP

June 12, 2013

Frosting covered faces raced down the sidewalk of Downtown Overland Park. The parents of these cupca...

A Night at the Kauffman: National Geographic Live!

April 01, 2013

I have loved photography as long as I can remember and one of my favorite messages from Karnow that ...

Overland Park’s Full Court Press with the NAIA

February 26, 2013

It is also the month commonly known as "March Madness" because of basketball championships at all le...

Daddy/Daughter Day Trip to LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE

January 21, 2013

Another successful father/daughter outing of making memories in KC. This time at the new LEGOLAND a...

Dino's 24Karrot Cake

December 06, 2012

Many people have favorite traditions when taking a vacation. My husband and I do especially when vi...

Rediscover Downtown Overland Park: Hidden Gems in Plain Sight

September 13, 2012

Known far and wide for the Farmer’s Market that spills over the sidewalks on Wednesday and Saturday ...

Hereford House Restaurant: Great Steaks and So Much More

August 08, 2012

Kansas City is known for their steaks and offers up many wonderful steakhouses to satisfy beef lover...

Building Great Experiences for the Future: Deanna Rose Farmstead Entrance Project

July 30, 2012

One of the main requirements of the class was to conduct a community project of some sort. After a f...

What’s your missing puzzle piece?

May 31, 2012

While shopping one day, I came across some jigsaw puzzles and I thought that might be just the activ...

Deanna Rose Cheat Sheet: Insider Tips for Fun at the Children's Farmstead

July 14, 2015

Here are a few insider tips to make the most of your day at the Farmstead....

Insider Tips for Jazz in the Woods

May 22, 2015

Jazz in the Woods is like having a picnic with 25,000 of your closest friends. Close your eyes and p...

A concert at the Museum?

March 23, 2015

"A concert at the museum?" I was asked that question a lot before I went to the 99.7 The Point "Get ...

Playing Cupid: 10 Last Minute Ideas for a Valentine's Date Night

February 12, 2015

Thinking of the perfect date for Valentine’s Day can always be a challenge. You want it to feel spec...

5 Ways to Tantalize Your Taste Buds during KC Restaurant Week

January 08, 2015

5 tips to help you tantalize your taste buds during Restaurant Week, January 16-25, 2015....

Time for a vacation?

November 13, 2014

It's time for a vacation! You've earned it! ...

An Afternoon at the Museum

September 25, 2014

If you take your kids to The Museum at Prairiefire, they are going to want to go back!...

Perfect Place to Happy Hour

August 22, 2014

Looking for the perfect place for Happy Hour? Here are a few of our favorites and why we love them....

A Chocolate Obession

July 07, 2014

Truffles, creams, or nut clusters? Bittersweet or semisweet? Overland Park offers several chocolate ...

New Restaurants on the Overland Park Menu

June 20, 2014

This spring has brought a plethora of new restaurants to the Overland Park menu! During the past mon...

5 Tips to Make Your Royals Night Experience Major League

April 06, 2014

There are many decision to make for before game day, such as which day should I go, how much will it...

7 Awesome Reasons to Meet in Overland Park

March 01, 2014

From our central location in the heart of the country to a brand new entertainment district, conside...

Beyond the Scoreboard

February 05, 2014

There is an awesome seminar that is coming to Overland Park on February 22, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the ...

Importance of Post Event Report

January 02, 2014

Post conference reports are important in evaluating the return on investment of a conference or ...

Hitting a Home Run for Life's Lessons

October 10, 2013

I know that each of us throughout our lives have had some sort of loss or tragic event happen to us....

Rooftop at Coach's is the Perfect Summertime Restaurant

August 07, 2013

I’ve been in search for a great summertime restaurant, somewhere to enjoy good food with great compa...

Explore the beauty and rich history of the Kansas Byways

May 30, 2013

It all started as a personal challenge. Could two ordinary guys over 55 walk across the state of Kan...

Race weekend at the Kansas Speedway

March 25, 2013

Whatever you choose to do at the track and however long you are in town, the Kansas Speedway is the ...

Lettuce Eat

February 05, 2013

It was a cold January day (15 degrees) and I was looking for an alternative lunch spot to freshen my...

Building Dreams at the LEGO Store

January 03, 2013

A couple of months ago, I found myself in an unexpected place – the LEGO Store at Oak Park Mall. I h...

A “Charm”ing place to shop

October 26, 2012

Charm opened on September 20, 2012 and is located at 612 E. 135th Street in Martin City. Like many o...

Walking with L and C

August 30, 2012

David Lindstrom, Johnson County Commissioner, and I have decided to walk across the state of Kansas....

Are Your Ready for Some Football: Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp

August 08, 2012

Are you ready for some football? As a Kansas City sports fan, I can only say yes. With baseball not...

The Arboretum's Train Garden: All Aboard for Fun

July 12, 2012

Chugga-chugga, choo-choo. The summer heat has rolled into to Kansas City early this year, keeping mo...

Local Travel Planning Resources

May 25, 2012

“But what else?” we always ask ourselves. How do we know we’re not missing something incredibly fun ...

5 Days of Frugal Family Fun in Overland Park

July 10, 2015

Saving money is always a bonus when exploring a new place. Here's a week worth of frugal family fun ...

Pita Pit: A New Take on the Sandwich Shop

April 20, 2015

Last week, my coworker and I decided to try one of the newest restaurants in Overland Park – Pita Pi...

365OP: Local Reps Make Above and Beyond National Conventions

March 11, 2015

Here is an example of a recent convention in Overland Park. American Farrier’s Association (AFA) req...

5 Meeting Planner On-Site Must-Haves

February 06, 2015

In my former life as a corporate meeting planner, it took a few meetings and events before I realize...

The Royal Treatment for Your Precious "American Girl"

December 18, 2014

The American Girl at the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and the Nutcracker event is an unbelievabl...

A Day at the Ballet with American Girl

October 21, 2014

My daughter loves American Girl! We have visited the store many times. We have bought their dolls an...

Finding the Best Cheeseburger in Overland Park

September 23, 2014

There are so many choices when it comes to finding the best cheeseburger; therefore I broke it down ...

Getaway with Your Girlfriends

August 01, 2014

We get together around the same time every year – something we all look forward to and plan for. Th...

5 Easy Ways to Factor Social Media into Your Next Event and Engage Attendees

June 30, 2014

Conversation Never Stops at EventsIt’s National Social Media Day! What better way to celebrate socia...

Find Your KEFI at the Annual Greek Festival

June 05, 2014

Every year, St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church puts on a Big Fat Greek Food Festival! Time for Old...

Champions of Character, Champions in Life

March 20, 2014

Champion. We all want to be one. We all are rooting for our favorite team or player to be crowned on...

Sugo's Spaghetteria - Simply Delicious

February 19, 2014

Want to experience simple Italian comfort food, a warm comfortable atmosphere, a friendly serving st...

Mama Resch's Bakery: Gluten-Free, Flavor-Full

January 29, 2014

"Yummy!" "Tasty!" "Delicious!" "Delectable!" These were just some of the comments my co-workers rece...

The Dynamics of a Good Event Website

December 19, 2013

Ever wonder what makes an event website really good? What keeps your attendees engaged on your site ...

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

October 04, 2013

I LOVE to shop. I am always out and about with any excuse to shop. By mid-October I am ready to begi...

Four Keys to Surviving a Family Road Trip

July 17, 2013

With Overland Park's location right in the middle of the country, any time is a great time to pound ...

5 Ways to Live Like a Kid in Kansas City (and the Reasons to Do So)

May 14, 2013

As a mother of a toddler, I am constantly amazed at how much I learn from my child. These are not di...

Italian for breakfast?

March 15, 2013

Cascone’s Grill is now one of our breakfast favorites and we like to invite family and friends to co...

Beyond the Book: Author Events in KC

February 01, 2013

Have you ever read a book that grabbed your interest so much that you hated to see it end or wondere...

PCMA 2012 State of the Industry Meeting

December 16, 2012

Different than in years past, the group was optimistic about the future of the hospitality industry....

Grand Champion BBQ Served Up at John Russell's Barbeque

October 09, 2012

We arrive to a warm greeting from the gal at the counter and a great aroma coming from the kitchen. ...

Justus Drugstore

August 24, 2012

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my husband asked me how I wanted to celebrate. The first thing that...

Schlitterbahn: An adventure in our backyard

August 06, 2012

I recently had an adventure right in our backyard! Well, almost, just 15 minutes from Overland Park...

Camping out under the fish

July 03, 2012

My daughter’s Girls Scout Troop had planned a trip to the zoo. This trip had an extra special twist ...

SEA LIFE Kansas City: An Aquarium for all ages

May 23, 2012

I couldn't help but sing Under the Sea from Disney's The Little Mermaid as my family headed for SEA ...

Exploring Deanna Rose Through My Children's Eyes

July 28, 2015

No matter the age or personality, there is something magical about walking through The Farmstead bar...

Deanna Rose Cheat Sheet: Insider Tips for Fun at the Children's Farmstead

July 14, 2015

Here are a few insider tips to make the most of your day at the Farmstead....

A Perfect Date Night: Dinner and a Show

July 07, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to take my husband on a double date with some friends to New Theatre ...

Insider Tips for Jazz in the Woods

May 22, 2015

Jazz in the Woods is like having a picnic with 25,000 of your closest friends. Close your eyes and p...

#365OP: Behind the Scenes at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

April 01, 2015

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is one of the most popular attractions in Kansas. A favorite among ...

A concert at the Museum?

March 23, 2015

"A concert at the museum?" I was asked that question a lot before I went to the 99.7 The Point "Get ...

5 Ways to Make Travel Days Less of a Hassle

March 10, 2015

As a Senior Sales Manager for the Bureau, I travel frequently for work to trade shows, bid presentat...

Playing Cupid: 10 Last Minute Ideas for a Valentine's Date Night

February 12, 2015

Thinking of the perfect date for Valentine’s Day can always be a challenge. You want it to feel spec...

5 Easy Tips to Save for a Vacation

January 28, 2015

According the US Government, one of the top New Year's Resolutions for 2015 is "take a trip." You ca...

5 Ways to Tantalize Your Taste Buds during KC Restaurant Week

January 08, 2015

5 tips to help you tantalize your taste buds during Restaurant Week, January 16-25, 2015....

The Fa La La Holidays at Quality Hill Playhouse's "Christmas in Song"

December 05, 2014

Now that we’ve discovered this Kansas City treasure we’re going back to the Quality Hill Playhouse a...

Time for a vacation?

November 13, 2014

It's time for a vacation! You've earned it! ...

Fall Flavor Favorites: Pumpkin Spice

October 14, 2014

The leaves are turning and the nights are getting cooler. I enjoy the activities and smells of fall ...

An Afternoon at the Museum

September 25, 2014

If you take your kids to The Museum at Prairiefire, they are going to want to go back!...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Fun at the Overland Park Fall Festival

September 19, 2014

s there a better time of year than the last weekend of September? It truly feels like a kick off to ...

Perfect Place to Happy Hour

August 22, 2014

Looking for the perfect place for Happy Hour? Here are a few of our favorites and why we love them....

Best Practices for Feedback Management

July 22, 2014

Feedback is a vital part of any event. If we listen, learn and act on the feedback we get from clien...

A Chocolate Obession

July 07, 2014

Truffles, creams, or nut clusters? Bittersweet or semisweet? Overland Park offers several chocolate ...

Cinetopia: Not Your Typical Movie Theater

June 27, 2014

One thing is for sure, it’s not your typical movie theater experience. Cinetopia takes going to a mo...

New Restaurants on the Overland Park Menu

June 20, 2014

This spring has brought a plethora of new restaurants to the Overland Park menu! During the past mon...

Top 7 Most Overlooked and Underutilized Services a CVB Can Provide

May 30, 2014

In the world of meeting planning there are limitless possibilities at each destination. Most planner...

5 Tips to Make Your Royals Night Experience Major League

April 06, 2014

There are many decision to make for before game day, such as which day should I go, how much will it...

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Speaker

March 17, 2014

There are a lot of things to consider when booking a speaker – everything from cost to topic. But, w...

7 Awesome Reasons to Meet in Overland Park

March 01, 2014

From our central location in the heart of the country to a brand new entertainment district, conside...

5 Simple Attendance Building Ideas for Your Next Event

February 13, 2014

Five simple attendance building ideas that you can implement whether you are a seasoned planner or p...

Beyond the Scoreboard

February 05, 2014

There is an awesome seminar that is coming to Overland Park on February 22, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the ...

A Contemporary Art Scene Found in Overland Park

January 20, 2014

Since opening in 2007, the Nerman Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. The museum ...

Importance of Post Event Report

January 02, 2014

Post conference reports are important in evaluating the return on investment of a conference or ...

An Indoor Playground Found at Pinnacle Gymnastics

December 11, 2013

As a part-time stay at home mom I’m always looking for meaningful activities to do with my kids, age...

Hitting a Home Run for Life's Lessons

October 10, 2013

I know that each of us throughout our lives have had some sort of loss or tragic event happen to us....

Going Zonkers for Amusement Parks

September 20, 2013

y daughter just turned 4 and we’ve promised her a day out at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun this fa...

Rooftop at Coach's is the Perfect Summertime Restaurant

August 07, 2013

I’ve been in search for a great summertime restaurant, somewhere to enjoy good food with great compa...

Who says there’s no nightlife in Overland Park?

June 26, 2013

When you think of good food and entertainment in the Kansas City area, the first place you probably ...

Explore the beauty and rich history of the Kansas Byways

May 30, 2013

It all started as a personal challenge. Could two ordinary guys over 55 walk across the state of Kan...

Eat, Shop and Play in Downtown Overland Park

April 18, 2013

Mention “Downtown Overland Park” to any long-time resident, and the phrase evokes memories of the ci...

Race weekend at the Kansas Speedway

March 25, 2013

Whatever you choose to do at the track and however long you are in town, the Kansas Speedway is the ...

Overland Park Hospitality Lions Club

March 07, 2013

As a result of working with this group to bring their event to Overland Park, the hospitality commun...

Lettuce Eat

February 05, 2013

It was a cold January day (15 degrees) and I was looking for an alternative lunch spot to freshen my...

Take Five: A Panacea for the Winter Blues

January 24, 2013

It’s another chilly night in Overland Park and my husband and I are facing a recurring wintertime di...

Building Dreams at the LEGO Store

January 03, 2013

A couple of months ago, I found myself in an unexpected place – the LEGO Store at Oak Park Mall. I h...

Best Regards: Serving Comfort Food to Make You Smile

December 06, 2012

How many of you have heard the term “comfort food"? It may be a dish that your mom used to make, a ...

A “Charm”ing place to shop

October 26, 2012

Charm opened on September 20, 2012 and is located at 612 E. 135th Street in Martin City. Like many o...

Finding Fall Foliage in Kansas

September 28, 2012

I’m on a mission and would love your participation. Where is a can’t-miss place to capture beautiful...

Walking with L and C

August 30, 2012

David Lindstrom, Johnson County Commissioner, and I have decided to walk across the state of Kansas....

Hard to Ignore: Brown v. Board Historic Site

August 23, 2012

Perhaps the most stunning part of the Brown v. Board of Education experience is just inside the fron...

Are Your Ready for Some Football: Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp

August 08, 2012

Are you ready for some football? As a Kansas City sports fan, I can only say yes. With baseball not...

Unforked: A UNique restaurant in OP

July 31, 2012

Since 2011, a special restaurant in Overland Park has been serving fresh, organic, and locally-grown...

The Arboretum's Train Garden: All Aboard for Fun

July 12, 2012

Chugga-chugga, choo-choo. The summer heat has rolled into to Kansas City early this year, keeping mo...

Fresh Ideas – A Day of Renovating Our Thinking

June 14, 2012

The conference was a successful day providing education with interesting speakers for both the plann...

Local Travel Planning Resources

May 25, 2012

“But what else?” we always ask ourselves. How do we know we’re not missing something incredibly fun ...

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: A Night with American Girl at Starlight

July 21, 2015

My daughter, Elyse, turns six next month and has had her eye on the Doll of the Year, Grace Thomas, ...

5 Days of Frugal Family Fun in Overland Park

July 10, 2015

Saving money is always a bonus when exploring a new place. Here's a week worth of frugal family fun ...

5 Tips for a Spectacular Experience at Star Spangled Spectacular

June 30, 2015

The Star Spangled Spectacular in the Corporate Woods section of Overland Park is the region’s larges...

Pita Pit: A New Take on the Sandwich Shop

April 20, 2015

Last week, my coworker and I decided to try one of the newest restaurants in Overland Park – Pita Pi...

365OP: CVBs Help Grow and Enhance Your Events

March 25, 2015

The Overland Park CVB is dedicated to helping our clients host successful events. The services we o...

365OP: Local Reps Make Above and Beyond National Conventions

March 11, 2015

Here is an example of a recent convention in Overland Park. American Farrier’s Association (AFA) req...

5 Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Seem Like a Cakewalk

February 20, 2015

From spring break to summer vacation, from holiday travel to a weekend getaway, traveling with kids ...

5 Meeting Planner On-Site Must-Haves

February 06, 2015

In my former life as a corporate meeting planner, it took a few meetings and events before I realize...

Fashion Capital of the World . . . For Your Four-Legged Friend

January 14, 2015

While Overland Park and Kansas City is not be the fashion capitol of the world, our pets might disag...

The Royal Treatment for Your Precious "American Girl"

December 18, 2014

The American Girl at the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and the Nutcracker event is an unbelievabl...

Sparkly Lights Help You Relish the Present During the Bustle of the Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

It's that time of year again. The time when we reflect on the past, relish in the present, and rumin...

A Day at the Ballet with American Girl

October 21, 2014

My daughter loves American Girl! We have visited the store many times. We have bought their dolls an...

Pinot's Palette: Bringing Out the Van Gogh in Me

September 29, 2014

What a fun night we spent with friends to celebrate a special birthday at Pinot's Palette! There was...

Finding the Best Cheeseburger in Overland Park

September 23, 2014

There are so many choices when it comes to finding the best cheeseburger; therefore I broke it down ...

Location. Location. Location. Overland Park is the Heart of Awesome!

September 12, 2014

They say it is all about location. So, when location matters, here's why Overland Park is the Heart ...

Getaway with Your Girlfriends

August 01, 2014

We get together around the same time every year – something we all look forward to and plan for. Th...

Oh No, My Speaker Just Canceled

July 17, 2014

If speaker cancellation isn’t the meeting planner’s number one worst nightmare, odds are it makes th...

5 Easy Ways to Factor Social Media into Your Next Event and Engage Attendees

June 30, 2014

Conversation Never Stops at EventsIt’s National Social Media Day! What better way to celebrate socia...

Summer 2014 Destination Checklist

June 23, 2014

If you’re coming to Kansas City this summer you don’t want to miss our latest and greatest!...

Find Your KEFI at the Annual Greek Festival

June 05, 2014

Every year, St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church puts on a Big Fat Greek Food Festival! Time for Old...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a CVB When Planning a Trip

May 27, 2014

Most people aren’t aware of the valuable service the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can provide ...

Champions of Character, Champions in Life

March 20, 2014

Champion. We all want to be one. We all are rooting for our favorite team or player to be crowned on...

Discovering the Wonders of the World at Wonderscope

March 07, 2014

Take you kids to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Located in Shawnee, in an old school ...

Sugo's Spaghetteria - Simply Delicious

February 19, 2014

Want to experience simple Italian comfort food, a warm comfortable atmosphere, a friendly serving st...

Valentine with Your Diet in Mind

February 11, 2014

Eat out with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day without blowing your new year’s diet resolution. I sp...

Mama Resch's Bakery: Gluten-Free, Flavor-Full

January 29, 2014

"Yummy!" "Tasty!" "Delicious!" "Delectable!" These were just some of the comments my co-workers rece...

10 Questions Your RFP Should Answer

January 09, 2014

But, how do you get the right information to make a good decision on where you should host your next...

The Dynamics of a Good Event Website

December 19, 2013

Ever wonder what makes an event website really good? What keeps your attendees engaged on your site ...

Digging into the World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

October 18, 2013

Walking through the doors I am greeted by a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long mamenchisau...

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

October 04, 2013

I LOVE to shop. I am always out and about with any excuse to shop. By mid-October I am ready to begi...

Where do you go for a golfer who has been everywhere?

September 17, 2013

Of all the cities and suburbs in Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City sports the greatest number and var...

Four Keys to Surviving a Family Road Trip

July 17, 2013

With Overland Park's location right in the middle of the country, any time is a great time to pound ...

A Sweet Addition to Downtown OP

June 12, 2013

Frosting covered faces raced down the sidewalk of Downtown Overland Park. The parents of these cupca...

5 Ways to Live Like a Kid in Kansas City (and the Reasons to Do So)

May 14, 2013

As a mother of a toddler, I am constantly amazed at how much I learn from my child. These are not di...

A Night at the Kauffman: National Geographic Live!

April 01, 2013

I have loved photography as long as I can remember and one of my favorite messages from Karnow that ...

Italian for breakfast?

March 15, 2013

Cascone’s Grill is now one of our breakfast favorites and we like to invite family and friends to co...

Overland Park’s Full Court Press with the NAIA

February 26, 2013

It is also the month commonly known as "March Madness" because of basketball championships at all le...

Beyond the Book: Author Events in KC

February 01, 2013

Have you ever read a book that grabbed your interest so much that you hated to see it end or wondere...

Daddy/Daughter Day Trip to LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE

January 21, 2013

Another successful father/daughter outing of making memories in KC. This time at the new LEGOLAND a...

PCMA 2012 State of the Industry Meeting

December 16, 2012

Different than in years past, the group was optimistic about the future of the hospitality industry....

Dino's 24Karrot Cake

December 06, 2012

Many people have favorite traditions when taking a vacation. My husband and I do especially when vi...

Grand Champion BBQ Served Up at John Russell's Barbeque

October 09, 2012

We arrive to a warm greeting from the gal at the counter and a great aroma coming from the kitchen. ...

Rediscover Downtown Overland Park: Hidden Gems in Plain Sight

September 13, 2012

Known far and wide for the Farmer’s Market that spills over the sidewalks on Wednesday and Saturday ...

Justus Drugstore

August 24, 2012

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my husband asked me how I wanted to celebrate. The first thing that...

Hereford House Restaurant: Great Steaks and So Much More

August 08, 2012

Kansas City is known for their steaks and offers up many wonderful steakhouses to satisfy beef lover...

Schlitterbahn: An adventure in our backyard

August 06, 2012

I recently had an adventure right in our backyard! Well, almost, just 15 minutes from Overland Park...

Building Great Experiences for the Future: Deanna Rose Farmstead Entrance Project

July 30, 2012

One of the main requirements of the class was to conduct a community project of some sort. After a f...

Camping out under the fish

July 03, 2012

My daughter’s Girls Scout Troop had planned a trip to the zoo. This trip had an extra special twist ...

What’s your missing puzzle piece?

May 31, 2012

While shopping one day, I came across some jigsaw puzzles and I thought that might be just the activ...

SEA LIFE Kansas City: An Aquarium for all ages

May 23, 2012

I couldn't help but sing Under the Sea from Disney's The Little Mermaid as my family headed for SEA ...