Hi! We’re Jeff & Crystal and we are glad you’re here. In 2017 we started down this path as storytellers. Since then, we’ve seen Our Changing Lives become one of the fastest growing North America-focused travel blogs. Whether you’re looking for your next vacation destination or just want a quick getaway, you’ll find plenty of ideas. Thanks for following along as we explore this big blue marble we all call home! Learn more About Us!

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Get To Know Us

If you’ve made it this far, why not get to know us better? Our “About Us” section details our goals and strategies for travel that leave you with a cultural connection to new destinations.

One Day Stays

Are you looking for a quick escape from home? We’ve assembled some short stays designed to get the most out of a visit.

Kansas City Foodies Unite

East meets west at Buck Tui BBQ.

We love food and are always looking for hidden gems around our hometown. You’ll find plenty of juicy details about dining options we uncover.

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Historical Visits

History lovers will enjoy exploring the various museums and other sites that tell the story of our hometown.

Kid Friendly

Let’s face it, we are all someone’s kids. With that in mind, here are some kid-friendly sites that are fun for all ages.

Quick Escapes

 There are lots of great destinations within a few hours of Kansas City. Here’s a collection of some of our favorites.

Out & About

Kansas City is home to some amazing annual events and festivals. It also has tons of unique experiences just waiting to be discovered.

Have You Traveled The Mother Road?

Since it’s origin in 1926, Route 66 has held a special place in the hearts of many motorists. Over time it has been nicknamed The Mother Road and the Main Street of America. Crystal and I have been familiar with this historic highway since our childhoods. We invite you to check out some of the sights we have seen in and around Route 66.

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