Lisa Waterman Gray, Kansas City Local Expert

About Lisa

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the recent local explosion of great food and drink.

Childhood moves and living with international students created Lisa's insatiable interest in travel. She has shared her passion with Midwest Living, msn.com, offbeattravel.com, and AAA Midwest Traveler - to name a few.

When Lisa's not on the road or computer, she sells olive oil and balsamic vinegar and makes dynamite desserts. In October 2014 she'll attend Slow Food International's Terre Madre conference, in Turin, Italy. 

Special Interests

Lisa knows a lot about:

  • chocolate
  • eating local
  • body work

Lisa's Special Recommendations for Kansas City

Lisa says, "Don't leave Kansas City without visiting the Country Club Plaza, with its gorgeous Spanish architecture, equally gorgeous fountains, great shops and delicious restaurants.


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