I’m pleased to announce the publication of  “My Kansas: A Photographic Journey Across the Sunflower State,” a vibrant, image-filled hardbound book honoring the state’s 150-year heritage. Every page in this coffee-table book features a dramatic look at the unique people and places of Kansas – and illustrates why the state is a wonderful place to explore in depth.

To compile the 156-page book, the Kansas Travel & Tourism Division staff worked closely with local and national photographers, who spent five years taking thousands of photos as they crisscrossed the state. The book captures the stories and images behind these compelling themes:

• Small Town Treasures

• Wildlife Wonders

• Roads to Discovery

• Classic Flavors

• Elbow Room

• Kansas Legacies

• Cowboy Country

If you love Kansas, I’m sure you’ll be proud to display this stunning book in your home or office. Learn more or order your copy.

Becky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.