Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Latest Posts Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:50:42 GMT Family-friendly Road Trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Family-friendly-Road-Trip/3107/ I have a six-year-old and an eight-year-old, and they are ever-enthusiastic Kansas Roadies. They pack their own bags, read their own maps. They can live for days on PB&J sandwiches from ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Family-friendly-Road-Trip/3107/ Finding New Favorites in the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ The Flint Hills region is one of my favorites on the planet. In truth, I do fall just a little bit in love with each place I visit on the Yellow Brick Road Trips but, since ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ Northern Central Prairie Inspires Explorers of All Ages http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/19/Northern-Central-Prairie-Inspires-Explorers-of-All-Ages/3105/ Looking for a road trip that inspires inquisitive minds of all ages? Before we even returned home from our Yellow Brick Road Trip through the Southern Central Prairie, my son Charlie was sketching “machines” of gears and springs, my son Lucas was beginning a rock collection, and I was planning an art project involving my favorite (broken) coffee mugs. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/19/Northern-Central-Prairie-Inspires-Explorers-of-All-Ages/3105/ What Makes Kansas a Yearly Stop for Wingshooting USA’s Scott Linden? http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/3/What-Makes-Kansas-a-Yearly-Stop-for-Wingshooting-USA-s-Scott-Linden-/3104/ The beginning of each November brings pheasant hunters from all over the country to Kansas. Although our state is popular for many types of game, our upland bird hunting holds a special place and is a long-held tradition for many hunters. Scott Linden, host of Wingshooting USA, and frequent Kansas hunter, shares with us his thoughts about hunting pheasant in Kansas. 1. What do you enjoy most about hunting in Kansas? The people, the weather, the variety of habitats. I feel “at home” when I visit Kansas, welcomed by almost everyone I meet. Kansas is far enough south that the weather during bird season is usually quite pleasant … not cold, not too hot for the dogs. And despite the cliché, Kansas is not flat as a pancake – I love the rolling hills, river bottoms and woods that make for a unique hunting experience. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/3/What-Makes-Kansas-a-Yearly-Stop-for-Wingshooting-USA-s-Scott-Linden-/3104/ Fun Times in the Vines http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/18/Fun-Times-in-the-Vines/3096/ Before Prohibition, Kansas combined with Missouri to form one of the largest grape growing and winemaking regions in the United States. Although the winemaking industry is now dominated by California, the fertile soils of eastern Kansas are the perfect home for certain varieties of grapes. A number of local vineyards and wineries are winning national and international awards with Kansas-grown grapes.  Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/18/Fun-Times-in-the-Vines/3096/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Part III: A Day on the Trail http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/28/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-III-A-Day-on-the-Trail-/3100/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Nature Trail Part III: A Day on the Trail is the final post in a three-part series. To read more about Andy's adventure you can check out Part I: Preparation and Part II: Hitting the Road. Wed, 28 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/28/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-III-A-Day-on-the-Trail-/3100/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Part II: Hitting the Road http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/27/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-II-Hitting-the-Road/3099/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Nature Trail Part II: Hitting the Road is the second post in a three-part series. To read more about Andy's adventure you can check out Part I: Preparation and Part III: A Day on the Trail.  Tue, 27 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/27/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-II-Hitting-the-Road/3099/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Part I: Preparation http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/26/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-I-Preparation/3097/ Bikepacking the Flint Hills Nature Trail Part I: Preparation is the first post in a three-part series. To read more about Andy's adventure you can check out Part II: Hitting the road and Part III: A Day on the Trail. Mon, 26 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/26/Bikepacking-the-Flint-Hills-Part-I-Preparation/3097/ Walnut Valley Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Walnut-Valley-Festival/3095/ Every year, right as the heat subsides but before the leaves change, comes a landmark occasion for music lovers in Kansas. If your grass is blue, then the Walnut Valley Festival is the place for you. Winfield, in the southeast corner of the state, becomes a home away from home for thousands of folk and flatpickin’ fans every September. It’s almost become a rite of passage for any native Kansan. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Walnut-Valley-Festival/3095/ May 4, 2007—A Day Greensburg Will Never Forget http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/4/May-4-2007-A-Day-Greensburg-Will-Never-Forget/3094/ As the sun rose on May 5, it gave the city’s 1,400 residents a clear view of the havoc caused by an F-5 tornado. Despite the loss and devastation, the city persevered to rebuild—but rebuild a new and environmentally friendly city. Sun, 04 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/4/May-4-2007-A-Day-Greensburg-Will-Never-Forget/3094/