Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Favorites: Royal Kansas City

Nothing beats finding a killer view of a city while on vacation. In San Francisco, we stood atop Telegraph Hill and were treated to a panoramic view of the city below. From the 95th floor of the John Hancock building, Chicago’s tallest buildings seemed to be within arm’s reach. And nothing will ever beat the view of New York City that the World Trade Center used to provide.

Directly across the street from Kansas City's Union Station, you’ll find a large, grassy hill that leads up to the World War I Museum. Now, we all know how I feel about stairs but despite my pleas against it, we made our ascent anyway. 

Boy, I am glad we did! The grassy hill presented us a breathtaking vantage point where we just sat and took in the view. What I loved best is that we were literally the only two up there looking down at the city below.


Hilary said...

That view is awesome Steph! Sorry if I'm being too nosey... but just curious if you work and how you manage to juggle traveling with that? I'm jealous of your travels.. and if you don't work, I'm jealous of your life ;)

Stephanie said...

Not nosy at all! I have a full time, 9-5 job in public relations and I only get 15 PTO days, so I have to use them very wisely :) We try and take these trips using as little time out of the office as possible. Most of the time, we try to fly out on a Wed and fly back on a Sat/Sun. And as far as budgeting, I always wait for the lowest airfares that I can possibly find. Hampton Inns are our best friends on vacation and they have amazing rates! I love travelling and it certainly can be done on a budget :)

Hilary said...

Ahh, good to know! I'm with ya on the PTO days and long weekends ;)