Mauhaus Cat Café & Lounge // St. Louis, Missouri

If cats and cafes are two of your favorite things, then St. Louis’ Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge should definitely be at the top of your to-do list! … As someone who loves both cats and coffee, it should come as no surprise that I’ve been keeping an eye on the cat cafe phenomenon since… Continue reading Mauhaus Cat Café & Lounge // St. Louis, Missouri

Caffeine Crawl: Visiting 6 Coffee Shops in St. Louis, Missouri

You know how most travelers don’t seem to explore their hometowns as much as they explore the rest of the world? Well, I’m guilty of that too. St. Louis, Missouri is my home, the place where I grew up, and the place where I reside between travels. While I do know the city pretty well… Continue reading Caffeine Crawl: Visiting 6 Coffee Shops in St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis to Kansas City on the Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Here’s what you need to know about the Amtrak Missouri River Runner train from St. Louis to Kansas City, plus my personal experiences. … I’ve been in love with the idea of train travel for a long time now, but I still haven’t traveled by train all that much. I imagine riding the rails across… Continue reading St. Louis to Kansas City on the Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Explore the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. This gorgeous sculpture garden is one of the best free things to do in St. Louis! … The Laumeier Sculpture Park is basically an outdoor art museum, which is the perfect combination for me. Not only do you get to see really cool works of art… Continue reading Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

The Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of the top attractions in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. Here’s what you need to know. … The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of my favorite attractions in St. Louis. The gardens are all so well done, there’s a large variety of environments,… Continue reading Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

22 Best Free Things to Do in St. Louis

There are so many fun and free things to do in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are 22 of the best things to do, according to a local (aka me). … There are tons of reasons to visit the Midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri. There’s art, there’s music, there’s beer, there’s food, there’s sports…whatever it… Continue reading 22 Best Free Things to Do in St. Louis

Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Here is the complete guide to the Gateway Arch National Park. The Arch and surrounding grounds has been designated as the USA’s 60th National Park, right here in St. Louis, Missouri! Here’s what you need to know before visiting. … As a St. Louis native, I’m very excited to introduce you guys to America’s 60th… Continue reading Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Stay in this Minimalist Midtown Studio Airbnb in Kansas City

On my most recent visit to Kansas City, Missouri, I stayed in an AirBnB in Midtown. This cozy studio apartment exemplifies exactly why I love AirBnBs so much: affordable pricing, unique design, and an overall home-y feeling. The studio apartment is connected to the back of an historic home in the Volker neighborhood. There is… Continue reading Stay in this Minimalist Midtown Studio Airbnb in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

I’ve been to a lot of museums. Every city I visit includes a trip to the local art museum(s). Besides the fact that museums are often free (a definite plus for a budget traveler like myself), I really enjoy the peace and quiet you find there. And of course, I love looking at the art.… Continue reading Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

48 Hours in Kansas City: My Weekend KC Itinerary

This is less of a how to spend 48 hours in Kansas City and more of how I spent 48 hours in Kansas City. I didn’t want to just post a photo diary without any recommendations, but I’m also not ready to post a full city guide yet. I know I’ll return to Kansas City… Continue reading 48 Hours in Kansas City: My Weekend KC Itinerary