Fort those of you who don’t know me well, let me tell you that when I travel, I always, ALWAYS, look for the best deals! TripAdvisor is my best friend when it comes to planning a trip. I figure out what the must-sees are in an area based on others reviews, what hotels I can stay at for cheap (without being disgusted with my living space), and of course, checking out the must visit lower budget restaurants are in the area.
Another fun fact is that my husband and I have been married for 3 years now, and each anniversary I try to plan a little trip somewhere. For our first anniversary we stayed local (and at home) but made visits to a few museums and lighthouses in the Milwaukee area. Last year, we had an early trip planned since we were moving to St. Louis on our actual anniversary, but went to Door County in Wisconsin for a few days a week prior to our move. This year I wanted to go check out Kansas City.
One of my goals in life is to visit every state and every state capitol. Kansas City is about an hour away from Kansas’ state capitol of Topeka, so we decided that if we were going to make the trip, we would add on a day and see what the state’s capital had to offer. We also decided to add a day to the end of our trip as well, to Independence, MO which sits as an outlying suburb of Kansas City on the MO side. I wanted to check this place out since I knew that’s where the Oregon Trail started and I also read raving reviews about the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library located there, so it seemed worth the extra day.
Well all that being said, in the next few blog posts, I hope to details the adventures we had in those three cities but I also wanted to let everyone know that it is possible to take a trip for two to the Kansas City area for 6 days, 5 nights and see 13 attractions and eat 10 meals for under $700! Don’t believe me….check out the details in my next few blog posts and you can see how this trip could happen for you too! Trips can be a lot more affordable than you imagine!