Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Posts Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:12:01 GMT The Wine Staycation http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/The-Wine-Staycation-/3072/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/pxXQXU1miNMb1aKoFFQfAhvaamxlNUQmArJWo-Pzc80.jpg'/><br/> Not far from the Kansas City Metro area, nestled in the southeastern part of the state is the Somerset Wine Trail of Miami County, Kansas. Often recognized for its orchards and popular cider attractions, a new show is hitting the area with a pop of the cork! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/The-Wine-Staycation-/3072/ Scenic Rides in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/Scenic-Rides-in-Kansas/3070/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Picture-51.png'/><br/> Fall in Kansas happens to be one of the best times to hit the trails ... with your bike! The temperatures are beginning to drop, the bugs are subsiding and the colorful scenes are unbeatable across our varied landscape.&nbsp; Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/Scenic-Rides-in-Kansas/3070/ Gliding with the Disc Golf Championships http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/6/Gliding-with-the-Disc-Golf-Championships/3060/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Picture-11.png'/><br/> As I pull up to the Emporia Country Club, music is pumping, discs are flying and the baskets are ringing. There are no golf clubs in sight, no silent sighs among the crowd nor anyone shouting, &quot;fore!&quot; Instead the spectators are excited, cheering loud for their favorite players and following amateur master foursomes around the green landscape on this warm July day. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/6/Gliding-with-the-Disc-Golf-Championships/3060/ Skydive Kansas: Get your kicks in the sky with a jump over the picturesque Kansas landscape http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/Skydive-Kansas-Get-your-kicks-in-the-sky-with-a-jump-over-the-picturesque-Kansas-landscape/3051/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/KatySkydiving.jpg'/><br/> As we pulled up to the bright red hangar on the eastern edge of Osage City, skydivers were drifting in slowly. Colorful parachutes soared above as the jumpers made their landings look effortless on the grassy &quot;skydiver&quot; runway.&nbsp; Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/Skydive-Kansas-Get-your-kicks-in-the-sky-with-a-jump-over-the-picturesque-Kansas-landscape/3051/ Tinman Triathlon http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Tinman-Triathlon/3043/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/HzOCA-NyodqvqasmDKDZF6RN4Jt9-W8FMSMsPY5RJxQ-1.jpg'/><br/> &nbsp;I can swim, bike and run. I can do all three of these sports in mediocre fashion. So the idea of putting them together and competing in a triathlon seems pretty extreme ... and exciting. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Tinman-Triathlon/3043/ Cheney Lake Ranks Top 10 Windiest Lakes in the Nation—Kiteboarders Rejoice http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/Cheney-Lake-Ranks-Top-10-Windiest-Lakes-in-the-Nation-Kiteboarders-Rejoice-/3034/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/overwes.jpg'/><br/> Believe it or not there is a wind and water phenomenon in Kansas-it's called kiteboarding. Many players partake down in the southwest region with the warm temperatures keep the lakes enjoyable and the windy conditions are ideal for riding the wind.&nbsp; Tue, 28 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/Cheney-Lake-Ranks-Top-10-Windiest-Lakes-in-the-Nation-Kiteboarders-Rejoice-/3034/ Kayaking the Kansas River http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Kayaking-the-Kansas-River-/3025/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/kayaking.jpeg'/><br/> My first experience on the Kansas River was in 2012 - April to be exact - when I received a newsletter from a local outfit; the weekend forecast was "85 and Sunshine." With that one email and a hungry need for warm weather, my inaugural kayaking season would commence with a last minute float down the Kansas River. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Kayaking-the-Kansas-River-/3025/ The Dead Eye Divas are on target http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/The-Dead-Eye-Divas-are-on-target/3010/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DED.jpg'/><br/> &nbsp; About 17 women gather one Sunday morning at the&nbsp;Kaw Valley Gun Club&nbsp;in Topeka. Together they fill chairs outside the tiny club as regulars come and go. Meanwhile, the original divas take stage for introductions.&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/The-Dead-Eye-Divas-are-on-target/3010/ Kansas Rocks http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/Kansas-Rocks/2993/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/CastleRock1.jpg'/><br/> Lurking off in western Kansas are two of the state's most fascinating attractions ... the rocks (as I like to call them). Igniting the scientific curiosities from within, these rock formations are some of the state's most bizarre and beautiful natural landmarks.&nbsp; Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/Kansas-Rocks/2993/ Whooping Cranes at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Witt-5241.jpg'/><br/> Catching a glimpse of any wildlife is always an exciting experience, but to see rare species in a natural habitat is a rare and treasured opportunity. In this delicate shift from fall to winter, the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge welcomes winged visitors who are in the midst of their migration. One such bird is the whooping crane. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/Whooping-Cranes-at-Quivira-National-Wildlife-Refuge/2911/