Haines EasonFreelance Writer
Haines Eason is presently the owner of startup media agency Freelance Kansas. He went into business for himself after a stint as a managing editor on the content marketing team at A Place for Mom. He has worked as a communications professional at KU, as a journalist with bylines in places like The Guardian, The Pitch, KANSAS! Magazine, and as a teacher, guidance counselor, and more. Learn about him and Freelance Kansas on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
From its abolitionist roots to its reputation as a progressive college town, Lawrence is a destination for dining, nature, shopping, history and sports, just a 45 minutes drive from Kansas City.
The Kansas City metro area has a fair amount of manicured green space, abundant trees, and miles of urban hiking for citizens to enjoy. But not too far away are wildlife refuges and conservation areas where animals and plants take priority over humans.
Thrifting and secondhand shops can be a bit of a treasure hunt, as well as a wallet- and Earth-friendly practice. In Kansas City and around the region, you can find stores with everything from clothing, books, and housewares to movie props, tools, and vintage audio equipment.
Both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border offer ample opportunities and locations for fishing, from rivers to lakes, and your new hobby doesn't need to break the bank — although you will need a license. KCUR's guide to fishing in the Kansas City area will have you catching catfish in no time.