Vanessa Whiteside


Vanessa Whiteside is a native Wichitan who never shies away from telling others about the city she holds dear. She has celebrated her love of Wichita as a contributing writer for the Wichita Eagle, 360 Wichita, and Visit Wichita. Vanessa’s blog,, features travel narratives from the perspective of a former journalist turned curious tourist. In her free time you might find her shopping local, snapping pictures of street art, or winding her way through a museum.


We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Vanessa Whiteside a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.

This annual tour is loved by many because of its great brews, lively atmosphere and friendly faces. “What’s not to love about enjoying coffee or a craft beer while supporting local? The tour concept is genius,” said Vanessa Whiteside, local

With the recent uptick in visitors and tourists to Clay Center, a prominent travel writer traveled to Clay Center this weekend and another will visit next month.


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