Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Posts Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:15:47 GMT Neewollah – A Festival You Won’t Forget http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/-Neewollah-A-Festival-You-Won-t-Forget-/2862/ &nbsp; Let me just start by saying I’m a big fan of Halloween. The mixture of fall colors, cooler temperatures, creative costumes and oh-so-sweet candy makes for one of the most fun holidays out there. So when I got my list of Faces and Places stops a few months ago, I was very excited that I was chosen to go to Neewollah, once I found out what it was.I had never heard of Neewollah before. It wasn’t until I told my parents about my trips, that my mom pointed out it is Halloween spelled backwards. I really should have figured that out earlier. My parents told me about the great Halloween celebrations that take place in Independence, Kansas, and from that point on I was counting down the days until the trip. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/-Neewollah-A-Festival-You-Won-t-Forget-/2862/ Races and a Rodeo http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/8/Races-and-a-Rodeo/2515/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Rodeo.jpeg'/><br/> It amazes me how many towns in Kansas I have never visited even though I have lived in this state all my life. When I meet people on the Faces &amp; Places Tour and encourage them to take vacations in Kansas, they say “oh I’ve lived here all my life.” But as I have been learning over the summer, just when you think you know all that Kansas has to offer, along comes a surprise." Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/8/Races-and-a-Rodeo/2515/ Basking in the Beauty of the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/FacesPlaces.jpeg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “Stop and smell the roses.” For my latest trip on the Faces &amp; Places Tour, I did the Kansas version of that. I stopped and enjoyed the prairie. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Basking-in-the-Beauty-of-the-Flint-Hills/2281/ A Trip to the Wild West http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/wheat-field.jpeg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie BlogDespite living in Kansas all my life, I haven’t traveled to many cities in the West so I didn’t exactly know what I was in for on my Faces &amp; Places Tour trip to Garden City and the Beef Empire Days Rodeo.My friend Jessica and I planned ahead by looking through our Kansas Visitors Guide. We wanted to enjoy everything about southwestern Kansas. We started with a pit stop in Great Bend for a tasty meal at Diane’s Diner and a little shopping downtown. On the road again, we enjoyed our view of beautiful wheat fields being harvested. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/-A-Trip-to-the-Wild-West/2186/