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Missouri – Crown Center

Funky vibe at Hallmark Kaleidoscope

It would be hard to find a family who hasn’t been touched by Hallmark Cards in some way. I mean, who hasn’t ever received or sent a Hallmark card, watched a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, or colored with a Crayola crayon (one of Hallmark’s subsidiaries)? So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that this family owned company has developed the area surrounding their corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, into a family friendly travel destination. Crown Center is an 85-acre complex with hotels, restaurants, theaters, shops, and attractions.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Crown Center three times: […]

California – San Francisco’s Chinatown

San Francisco's Chinatown

My most recent post was about our 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco. The first stop where we hopped off the double-decker bus was Chinatown. We enjoyed that stop so much that I decided to devote an entire post to it. The bus dropped us off at the Chinatown Gate.

Normally, I would not rank shopping high on my list of favorite vacation activities. We typically don’t buy a lot of souvenirs; our standard souvenir is a Christmas tree ornament that we put on a special travel tree at Christmas. But shopping in Chinatown is different enough to […]

Indiana – Amish Acres

Amish Acres Horse & Buggy Ride

We had the opportunity to visit Northern Indiana’s Amish Country last summer for a couple days. Our first stop was Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort, an historic Old Order Amish Farm that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of the media, I was given complimentary admission so that we could do the research for this article. There is much to do at Amish Acres and the PastPort is a combination ticket that allows you do see most of it. It includes a House & Farm Tour, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films, Horse & […]