• Kansas City skyline
    DESTINATIONS

    What to do and see in KC

    Work brought me to Kansas City twice in the course of one month. Lucky for me, I have a good friend (we will call her AA) who lives in and loves KC. She provided me with helpful hints and suggestions about what to see and where to go during my downtime. I have laid out those suggestions, along with some of my own, in semi-geographical order below (south to north). They include neighborhoods worth visiting, places to eat and must-see attractions. It is a local’s perspective as executed by a tourist. (Thanks for all of the helpful suggestions, AA.) Brookside Starting south of the city, there are some fun neighborhoods…

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    PACKING

    Ten tips for packing for a business trip

    I am currently in Kansas City for a week. The reason: work.  Now, packing for business travel is very different than packing for a personal trip. In general, it requires more clothes. Luckily, I work for a very casual company and the dress code is quite relaxed. However, I still have to look semi presentable—especially when I travel to more formal offices or attend conferences. Packing for Business Travel Obviously, I still try to pack light. But there is no way I can get away with my usual packing list. So below are ten tips I have compiled, based on personal experience, for packing for a business trip: Tip #1:…

  • PLANNING

    Six Ways to Make Business Travel More Fun

    Fun work trips are possible. I promise. Do you have to travel for work? If the answer is yes, below are six suggestions for how to make your next business trip a little more enjoyable…provided you can find some free time of course. Advice for fun work trips A couple of times a year, I get/have to travel for work. These trips are usually a week or so in length to some place in the U.S. In fact, I have never traveled internationally for work. Needless to say, the “perks,” as we tend to think of them, are few for me when it comes to business travel. I have no…