Meet Merriam M

Merriam is an expert in outdoor adventures and cultural offerings in and around Kansas City.  Since moving to the Midwest in 2003,  she has become more familiar with Kansas City and surrounding adventures than many native Kansas Citians.  So if you’re visiting the area or just looking for something new to do in your own hometown,  she’s your guide!

Kayak through the Ozarks,  harvesting watercress along the way.  Pick berries and tour KC’s urban gardens.  Explore the City Market and sample fine ethnic cuisine.  When Merriam and her dog Pookie aren’t out adventuring,  she is teaching English (ESL)  to international students at a local university,  coaching swimming,  and remodeling her house.


English (Fluent), Spanish; Castilian (Intermediate)

GuideHop Passport

ESL Explore

Kansas City is an excellent place to learn English.…

5 hours
$57.50 /person

View the KC skyline from the Missouri River

Follow Lewis and Clark down the Missouri River from…

3 hours
$51.75 /person

Paddle Shawnee Mission Park Lake

The most visited park in the state of Kansas, Shawnee…

3 hours
$35 /person

Float the Ozarks!

Crystal clear water, pristine sandy beaches, caves…

3 days
$287.50 /person

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Scuba Dive Spring Water

Central Texas is full of spring water. This makes…

3 hours
$63.25 /person