Vanessa Whiteside


Vanessa Whiteside is a native Wichitan whose curiosity keeps her looking for new places to discover. She is a travel writer who seeks Midwest adventures and dining destinations to feature on her blog,, which earned her Midwest Travel Network’s 2022 Blogger of the Year. Her articles have appeared in Midwest Living, AAA Explorer, Kansas Living, and Travel Kansas. The author of award-winning 100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die, Vanessa avidly supports all things local.


"It's a GET UP AND GO kind of book." Entrepreneurs are created when action is taken on the idea/dream burning inside. Vanessa took action and her life, her One Delightful Life, is the result.