Kansas City

American Airlines Announces New Routes Out of LAX: Seattle, Portland, But No Hong Kong (Yet)

American Airlines has announced a whole bunch of new nonstop destinations from LAX. For folks who live West of DFW, this means a lot more ways to get to certain desirable places. Ski bums and explorers will find good things here.

Hotel Review: Westin Crown Center Kansas City

Plenty of my hotel reviews have been from aspirational properties around the world that we’ve been able to enjoy as part of our family vacations. But, in order to earn enough points to stay at those properties, there were a lot of nights in properties that weren’t located beside a tropical beach or poised in the perfect venue in a foreign city. I don’t write up my experiences at many of these properties, but I’m thinking of trying to do so. In a lot of these cases, properties in the […]

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City Proves Me Wrong

I’ve said more than once (heck more than a couple dozen times) that if you want great BBQ, you go to Texas.  Texas has some really great BBQ. Black’s is one of my favorites, and I enjoy Iron Works in Austin proper.  Hard 8 near DFW is another favorite. Franklin in Austin was okay but didn’t quite live up the hype, IMO.  Besides, I’m not sure I would wait in line 2 hours for pretty much any restaurant. I’ve had plenty of folks tell me there’s good BBQ outside of […]