Author Archives: Stephanie Craig

The 10 National Parks in Kansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Kansas - Sunset at a historic limestone schoolhouse - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

As the famous quote goes “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” This rings especially true in the modern world, where most lives revolve around urban settings and sitting in front of a desk. What better way to beat these indoor blues than by getting out and exploring the ten National […]

10 Things to Know Before You Visit The Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

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Are you headed to charming Pawhuska? While there are tons of great things to do here and lots of charming Pawhuska photo spots, a visit to the Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile shop and restaurant is an absolute must! Here’s what you need to know before you visit the Mercantile, from what to expect while dining to […]

5 Things to Do at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve & Things to Know Before Your Visit!

Oklahoma - Bison at the tallgrass prairie preserve in Oklahoma

There were quite a few places that I had listed on my Oklahoma Bucket List before we moved back to Oklahoma from Europe, and a visit to the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to see the bison was right at the top. It’s a simple (if slightly ambitious) day trip from Oklahoma City, and […]

7 Picture Perfect Instagrammable Places in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

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If you’re planning a visit to Pawhuska, you probably are hoping to get some great photos during your trip. Whether you are coming for a romanic, family, or friends getaway, you want to capture your memories for once you’re back home. These are a few of the best Instagrammable places in Pawhuska for your trip. […]

How to Get from Oklahoma City to Pawhuska the Easy Way & the Hard Way!

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Whether you’re headed up to Pawhuska from Oklahoma City to see the Bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, learn about the Osage Nation at the various museums, or eat your heart out at the Mercantile, you’re in for a real treat! This charming Oklahoma hidden gem can be visited as a day trip or a […]

17 Charming Things to Do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma + Where to Stay & What to Eat!

Oklahoma - Pawhuska - The Mercantile

Pawhuska may be a small town in northeast Oklahoma, but it’s played an important role in Oklahoma (and American history). It’s also become a tiny capital of foodie culture on the prairie and it is home to an important conversancy effort to protect native Bison and other endemic animals. In short, Pawhuska might be the […]

17 Magical Things to Do in Oklahoma City at Christmas in 2020

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Planning to spend Christmastime in Oklahoma City? OKC at Christmas is a special place to be, from Christmas light displays to holiday parties and special performances. Here are my favorite things to do in Oklahoma City at Christmas in 2020. For safety, I’ve included links to each activity (where possible) so you can check the […]

50 Inspirational Kansas Quotes for Kansas Instagram Captions & Statuses

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As a proud Jayhawk, I always love coming across a beautiful or inspirational quote about Kansas. Here are my favorite Kansas quotes that I’ve found so far. You can use them on social media and for Kansas Instagram captions, or you can just enjoy these beautiful words about this beautiful state! Can’t read now? Pin […]

50 Terrific Songs about Texas & Free Texas Playlist

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Whether you’re heading out on Route 66 or another fabulous Texas road trip, you will need some tunes to help take your journey to the next level. I have a giant list of road trip songs, but if you want something a bit more specific to Texas for when you hit the Texas portion of Route 66, this list […]

50 Fabulous Songs about California & Free California Playlist

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Whether you’re heading out on Route 66 or another fabulous California road trip, you will need some tunes to bob to on the drive. I have a giant list of road trip songs, but if you want something a bit more specific to California for when you hit the Cali portion of Route 66, this […]