Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Found on the Web Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:51:33 GMT Giant Van Gogh in Goodland http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/Giant-Van-Gogh-in-Goodland/2800/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Picture-11.jpg'/><br/> One of the great things about being on the road is what you find along the way. Mike Brown of the popular website, &ldquo;Brainzooming,&rdquo; wrote about seeing one of the world&rsquo;s largest Van Gogh Sunflowers paintings in Goodland. He referred to it as a &ldquo;poster child for extreme creativity,&rdquo; and made a video during his visit.Brainzooming is all about innovation, so it&rsquo;s no wonder he was drawn to the 24 by 32 foot reproduction of Van Gogh&rsquo;s classic that stands on an 80-foot tall easel. Canadian artist Cameron Cross chose Goodland for his &ldquo;Big Easel Project,&rdquo; because it is the &ldquo;Sunflower Capital of the Sunflower State.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s the only one of the giant paintings in the U.S. The other six are in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Japan and South Africa &ndash; all locations that have something to do with sunflowers, Van Gogh, or both. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/Giant-Van-Gogh-in-Goodland/2800/ All Roads Lead to Kansas (and coffee) http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/All-Roads-Lead-to-Kansas-and-coffee-/2113/ It's human nature to be curious about what your fellow travelers do on the Kansas roads. Fortunately, curiosity is less dangerous for humans than cats, and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks &amp; Tourism decided to get some answers through social media. (All results shown are direct recommendations Kansas Tourism Facebook fans and Twitter followers.) Wed, 30 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/30/All-Roads-Lead-to-Kansas-and-coffee-/2113/ Found on the Web: Film star and travel writer Andrew McCarthy hankering for Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/19/Found-on-the-Web-Film-star-and-travel-writer-Andrew-McCarthy-hankering-for-Kansas/1116/ You probably remember Andrew McCarthy from his starring roles in such feature films as “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty in Pink.” For the past few years, though, McCarthy has been hosting video travelogues and writing articles from around the world for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines. He was even named the 2010 Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/19/Found-on-the-Web-Film-star-and-travel-writer-Andrew-McCarthy-hankering-for-Kansas/1116/ Found on the Web: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Encourages Healthy Kansas Vacations http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Found-on-the-Web-Blue-Cross-and-Blue-Shield-of-Kansas-Encourages-Healthy-Kansas-Vacations/600/ Vacations can bring families together, create cherished memories and promote health and well-being – plus reduce your risk of a heart attack. And Kansas’ wide open spaces and exciting places provide ideal healthy vacationing opportunities. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Found-on-the-Web-Blue-Cross-and-Blue-Shield-of-Kansas-Encourages-Healthy-Kansas-Vacations/600/ Found on the Web: Texans love Kansas Underground Salt Museum http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/Found-on-the-Web-Texans-love-Kansas-Underground-Salt-Museum/507/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/heather-sanders-pic.jpeg'/><br/> Want to read an awesome account of a Texas family’s recent visit to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson? Then check out the blog post by Texas resident Heather L. Sanders at ThePioneerWoman.com.&nbsp; Tue, 17 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/Found-on-the-Web-Texans-love-Kansas-Underground-Salt-Museum/507/ Found on the Web: Turkey Trickster, Happy Hunter http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Found-on-the-Web-Turkey-Trickster-Happy-Hunter/414/ Spring turkey season in Kansas opened earlier this month – and some hunters are already calling in the toms. Check out this video by “Kansas Hunter,” who filmed his solo turkey hunt on opening day and called it “Flying Feathers.” Then make some hunting memories of your own by buying a Spring Turkey Permit/Game Tag combo. The season ends May 31. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Found-on-the-Web-Turkey-Trickster-Happy-Hunter/414/ Found on the Web: Lawrence High School’s “Sunflower” Music Video http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/14/Found-on-the-Web-Lawrence-High-School-s-Sunflower-Music-Video/252/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/lawrence-hs-sunflower.jpg'/><br/>“Glee” fans and Kansas lovers will enjoy Lawrence High School’s musical journey in celebration of Kansas’ 150th birthday. Performed and sung by the students, “Sunflower” spans many genres and eras ... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/14/Found-on-the-Web-Lawrence-High-School-s-Sunflower-Music-Video/252/ Highlighting our Home State http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/14/Highlighting-our-Home-State/126/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/4566563418_794d064e2311.jpg'/><br/>Discover a range of landscapes and natural wonders in Kansas – and many hidden gems just waiting for your admiration. Love waterfalls or windmills? We’ve got ’em. Historic campgrounds? Check. Rodeos ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/14/Highlighting-our-Home-State/126/ Happy Birthday, Kansas! http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Happy-Birthday-Kansas-/47/ In honor of Kansas’ 150th celebration this past weekend, I wanted to share this cool illustration created by fellow Kansan and graphic designer Chris Murphy. You can zoom in to see the detail ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Happy-Birthday-Kansas-/47/