For the last year or so, I’ve been “talking the talk” with friends about how we need to do more weekend road trips to nearby cities in the Midwest. Because after having lived in Kansas City nearly a dozen years now, I’ve realized that I’ve hardly spent any time in our fellow Midwestern cities like St. Louis, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Omaha. They’re all just a few hours’ drive away. And rumor has it that they all totally have their own cool (and often underrated) local vibes, kind of like our own little best-kept-secret of a city. ♥

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