more about me....

My life started on a farm in southeast Missouri. As a young child, my father joined the Army. His first duty station was Ft. Riley Kansas, then on to  Illesheim Germany. I was  very sad to leave the farm and the animals, especially the calves, who were my first friends. Moving to Germany, and spending my childhood as an Army dependent, turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. It instilled in me a passion for travel and adventure, that very much defined who I am today. Growing up in Germany, it seemed as if the turn of each corner presented something new and wonderful. When I left Germany, I left a big piece of my heart behind. I call it the home of my heart. Now, my heart pushes me to keep turning corners. 

Currently, I am back in Kansas where I work full-time in the office of a construction union. I am counting the days until retirement so I can make travel my full-time occupation.  I am married to my best friend, who gladly goes wherever my notions take us. I have two beautiful adult daughters. They have given me two of the best sons-in-law and the best grand dogs a girl could ask for. I enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, and basically anything outdoors. I love nature, animals, tweaking recipes, reading, photography and Kansas State football (go Cats!) In addition to all of that, I spend my time researching our next big trip. I’ve learned a few things along the way, seen some fantastic places, and am passionate about sharing, which is why I started this blog.

Angie Kunze blogger, owner/operater of Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore travel blog