Category Archives: Traveling

Des Moines Wine

On our way home from our Minnesota trip (see the amazing food we ate here), we just had to stop  at a few wineries. We were really hoping to try some Minnesota wines while we were up there, but unfortunately they weren’t many and most weren’t open during the week. We were thrilled to find out the Des Moines area, especially

Eat Local: Minneapolis

We recently spent a week in Minnesota for part family reunion and part quality couple time. I grew up spending a lot of vacations in Minnesota and it has been far too long since I have been back. We spent lots of time hiking (you can see some of the amazing scenery on my Instagram) and enjoying the perfect weather,

Weston Wine

Yep another wine trip… becausse its basically our favorite way to spend an afternoon. We have been to Weston, Missouri twice now to visit the wineries and we are big fans. Weston is a historic small town about an hour from KC that has a great state park that we’ve camped in once and lots of cool little shops to

Eat Local: San Antonio

As I mentioned in my monthly recaps for the last several months, I was looking forward to February because it brought a weekend trip to Texas. My husband was stationed in San Antonio for several months, so I headed down to see him for a couple days. I was so excited to escape the bitter Kansas cold and enjoy some

Miami County Wine

Today I want to share with you one of our favorite activities: touring wineries and doing wine tastings. Some of our past adventures have included Branson, Weston, the Herrmann Wine Trail and a wine tasting at Cellar and Loft. We try to buy almost all our wine from local wineries since Kansas and Missouri have an abundance of great wine. So the perfect activity for

Essential Oils for travel

I’ve been using essential oils consistently for the better part of a year now, so when it came to preparing for a trip to San Antonio, I couldn’t imagine traveling without at least a few of them. As part of my ever continuing quest to use more natural products/remedies, essential oils are becoming more and more a part of my

Hermann: Restaurants

There was a definite divide in the food we ate while in Hermann. We ate some really, really good food and we ate some really, really bad food. We had a hard time finding some decent middle of the road eateries. There is definitely some amazing food to be had, but a lot of the restaurants that looked like they

Hermann: Wineries

We first became interested in visiting Hermann, Missouri on our trip to Branson this summer. We visited our first wineries there and when we heard that Hermann was a quiet little town filled with b&bs, wineries and antique shops, we knew it would be a perfect place to get away for our anniversary. (And yes, in case you were wondering,

Hermann Photo Log

We’re back from an amazing relaxing mini-vacation in Hermann, Missouri. I’ll be back with the highlights next week, but in the meantime, I’ll have another local restaurant review tomorrow. Don’t forget to enter the $50 gift card giveaway to The Running Well Store!

Branson and The Glow Run

We just got back from a week in Branson, Missouri yesterday. Boy did I need a vacation! We were lucky enough to rent a condo (right near the lake!) so that we could prepare our own foods and keep it relatively healthy. Not to mention we were able to keep the cost of the trip down. Monday night was spent