Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Latest Posts Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:20:14 GMT Hiking with Kids http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2016/19/Hiking-with-Kids/3122/ On the last day of 2015, I headed to my favorite local hiking spot, Wilderness Park in Pittsburg, Kan., to get out on the trails with my husband and our two sons. It was the first sunny day ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2016/19/Hiking-with-Kids/3122/ Swamp Birding Adventures in Southeast Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Swamp-Birding-Adventures-in-Southeast-Kansas/3121/ The sun was setting into vegetation that had begun its transition to fall color. I half expected an alligator to emerge at any moment – but then I remembered that I was still standing in Kansas. ... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Swamp-Birding-Adventures-in-Southeast-Kansas/3121/ Jeff Fuller - Kansas Waterfowl http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Jeff-Fuller---Kansas-Waterfowl/3120/ Jeff Fuller host and executive producer of Sporting Dog Adventures is an avid Kansas-hunting fan. We recently caught up with him to ask why he likes bringing his family to hunt in ... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/14/Jeff-Fuller---Kansas-Waterfowl/3120/ Once-in-a-Lifetime Hunting Moments http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/Once-in-a-Lifetime-Hunting-Moments/3119/ Truly, I was a little spoiled growing up as a deer hunter in Kansas – one of the best states in the country for bowhunting whitetails. For me, opening day is akin to Christmas Eve, so exciting is ... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/Once-in-a-Lifetime-Hunting-Moments/3119/ Troy's First Turkey: Kansas Hooks a New Turkey Hunter http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/2/Troy-s-First-Turkey-Kansas-Hooks-a-New-Turkey-Hunter/3117/  Sharing in the thrill of a hunter’s first turkey kill is exciting. And when that hunter is your spouse, it’s the making for a perfect Friday night date – especially in the spring, when Kansas ... Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/2/Troy-s-First-Turkey-Kansas-Hooks-a-New-Turkey-Hunter/3117/ Southwest Kansas: 5 Gems for Birders and Other Wildlife Watchers http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/28/Southwest-Kansas-5-Gems-for-Birders-and-Other-Wildlife-Watchers/3116/ When pioneers traveled the Santa Fe Trail, they considered traveling through Southwest Kansas to be among the most difficult parts of the journey. Times have changed since then, but today ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/28/Southwest-Kansas-5-Gems-for-Birders-and-Other-Wildlife-Watchers/3116/ My Kansas Turkey Hunt: The Belly Crawl and The Train http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/My-Kansas-Turkey-Hunt-The-Belly-Crawl-and-The-Train/3115/ Friday morning dawn came fast. I’d put the birds to bed the night before at the Grand Osage Wildlife Area in Parsons, Kan., so I knew right where I’d find the turkeys. The lady at the security ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/10/My-Kansas-Turkey-Hunt-The-Belly-Crawl-and-The-Train/3115/ Milford’s Birding Beauties: Eagles, Tern, Sandpipers and More http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/19/Milford-s-Birding-Beauties-Eagles-Tern-Sandpipers-and-More/3113/ The question isn’t which birds you’ll see around Milford Lake but rather how much time you have to spend seeing them. There are many great locations around the lake where you can ... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2015/19/Milford-s-Birding-Beauties-Eagles-Tern-Sandpipers-and-More/3113/ Western High Plains South Puts Modern Twist on Cowtown Charm http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Western-High-Plains-South-Puts-Modern-Twist-on-Cowtown-Charm/3111/   The story of our Yellow Brick Road Trip through the southern part of the Western High Plains began in the bathroom. Prior to our trip, I made arrangements with Ruth Ann at Greensburg GreenTown for a tour. I was curious about the transformation of the community after it was nearly completely leveled by an EF5 tornado in 2007.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Western-High-Plains-South-Puts-Modern-Twist-on-Cowtown-Charm/3111/ This Northwestern Road Trip Rocks the Stereotype http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/This-Northwestern-Road-Trip-Rocks-the-Stereotype-/3110/ One of the things I love most about being a Kansas girl is the remarkable diversity of this state. In fact, if you had been along with me on my Yellow Brick Road Trip through the Northwestern High Plains, you would have marveled at dramatic rock formations and tasted the rich brew of a local coffee roaster. You could have experienced Kansas’ African-American heritage or hiked miles of scenic trails.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/This-Northwestern-Road-Trip-Rocks-the-Stereotype-/3110/