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Top Ten Used Cars for a First-Time Driver

Top Ten Used Cars for a First-Time Driver

Photo by Mink Mingle on Unsplash   It’s time to pass the torch on. The generation that grew up learning to drive on Beetles, Camrys, and Pintos has come of age is now preparing to see their own children driving cars— but being able to pick a car in the age of the Internet grants you the opportunity to make better choices about what car your kid should have when they begin driving.   When looking into used cars to be their first car experience, it’s essential to know what virtues are available to assure the safety of your young driver. Here are our top ten used cars for first-time drivers (alphabetically):   1. Audi A3 (2016) - One of the recurring themes of the cars we are excited about is the excellent ... read more

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Best Weekend Getaways in Missouri

Best Weekend Getaways in Missouri

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash    Trying to find what to do on the weekends can be the most significant challenge when going out with your family and friends. In this blog, we will share with you some of the best weekend getaways in Missouri.    We all know that choosing what to do is overwhelming, mainly when you don't know much about the city. Luckily we have a list of the best weekend getaways in Missouri to help you find the best activity to do with your friends and family!    City Museum: It is an architectural museum. If you are a fan of architecture, the City Museum is an excellent place for you to visit and admire the entire universe inside a one-hundred-year-old building! You can even have fun crawling through fun tunnels, go down on exciting ... read more

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Your 2021 Travel Checklist

Your 2021 Travel Checklist

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash     With more and more hospitality industries opening up on full blast, travel is undoubtedly making its way back to everyone, everywhere this month! We want to make sure you prepare for anything and everything that holiday traffic might throw at you.    To assure you are ready for your next big adventure, we have compiled a travel checklist. The list includes essentials and must-haves, whether you are taking a road trip or using air travel. We recommend carrying a few items with you:    Essentials: These are the key items and documentation we recommend to carry with you no matter where you go! If crossing our southern border into Mexico, Passpo ... read more

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Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

Photo by Richard Goff on Unsplash   Welcome to our May blog, “Here’s What Happens When You Organize Your Car”!   Do you ever approach your car with a sense of dread, like walking into a mess you didn’t make? Over time, and especially with kids, your car can become a jungle of the things you need but only situationally. It takes reflection and a serious cleaning effort to notice how we clutter our vehicles with things and items we rarely use. One helpful way of breaking through the clutter: organization.   The web is full of great ideas for getting some order back in your car. One of our favorites is a couch remote control holder from IKEA re-purposed as an item holder for your passenger se ... read more

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Five Weekend Getaways Near Kansas City

Five Weekend Getaways Near Kansas City

Photo by Natalie Rhea Riggs on Unsplash Summer can be a drag when you’re stuck indoors all day, but there are plenty of sights to see and enjoy while still staying close to home. Keep reading for five great weekend getaways near Kansas City, MO, to wrap up Summer 2020!        Boonville, Missouri A short two-hour drive east of Kansas City, and you’ll find Boonville, MO. With 450 historic sites and structures on the National Registry of Historic Places. You can tour some local mansions, enjoy a self-guided walking tour, or even bike the nationally acclaimed 237-mile Katy Trail State Park! Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love historic Boonville, MO. Indian Cave State Park in Shubert, Nebraska: Another quick t ... read more

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