Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Dodge City Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:09:58 GMT Inner Peace Outside of Elkhart http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/Inner-Peace-Outside-of-Elkhart/3077/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/IMG_9638.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; When I set off on the Faces &amp; Places tour to the&nbsp;Morton County Fair, I felt the welcome thrill of unknown territory. Okay, so I was traveling on highways through Kansas.&nbsp; But I was going out there. My uncle warned me, "Keep an eye on the gas gage. Don't want to get stuck between stations." We were headed to the High Plains. My kids automatically packed their red bandanas. I threw some extra sandwiches into the cooler. This was serious. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/Inner-Peace-Outside-of-Elkhart/3077/ #KansasBeautiful Five hours through Kansas to the Tumbleweed Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/-KansasBeautiful-Five-hours-through-Kansas-to-the-Tumbleweed-Festival-/3069/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/JLH_1406.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog We recently set out towards Garden City and I've realized this is one of my favorite drives going from Northeast to Southwestern Kansas. Traveling along I-70 I love to experience the rolling Flint and Smoky Hills regions. One of these days when there is more time, I plan to exit the Interstate and travel through the byways but for now, I will enjoy them in my rush to get from point A to point B. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/-KansasBeautiful-Five-hours-through-Kansas-to-the-Tumbleweed-Festival-/3069/ A Rugged Treasure Hidden in Southwestern Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/A-Rugged-Treasure-Hidden-in-Southwestern-Kansas/2815/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/PondGrasses.jpeg'/><br/> One of the hidden treasures of Kansas is a very scenic county fishing lake called Clark County Lake. It is located 10 miles south of Kingsdown or 20 miles southeast of Dodge City. That 10 mile road goes through basically flat Kansas crop land. Then, like magic, before our eyes is this absolutely amazing multicolored rocky canyon with a deep blue sparkling lake at the bottom. It&rsquo;s hard to believe it is Kansas. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/A-Rugged-Treasure-Hidden-in-Southwestern-Kansas/2815/ Camping in Cimarron National Grassland http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/-Camping-in-Cimarron-National-Grassland/2701/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Grassland.jpeg'/><br/>Having just left the infamous Boot Hill Casino&nbsp;in Dodge City, our road trip took us to the southwestern corner of the state to Cimarron National Grasslands, one of 20 National Grasslands in the U.S.Knowing the route we wanted to take, the Grasslands seemed like a logical place to camp, despite not knowing much about them (or where to camp). Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/-Camping-in-Cimarron-National-Grassland/2701/ Cowboys old and new - and teachers too http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/Cowboys-old-and-new---and-teachers-too/2536/ Dodge City Days is a 10-day event that lets your family enjoy cowboys from yesterday and experience the way they still play today.&nbsp; Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/Cowboys-old-and-new---and-teachers-too/2536/ 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/ The Cowtown Experience: Wichita’s past explored http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-Cowtown-Experience-Wichita-s-past-explored/1966/ Old Cowtown Museum&nbsp;sits in the middle of the state’s largest thoroughly modern city, but gives you the chance to walk back in time through a slice of our historic small-town beginnings.The ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-Cowtown-Experience-Wichita-s-past-explored/1966/ A Modern Day Visit to the Old West http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/A-Modern-Day-Visit-to-the-Old-West/1633/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/front-street.jpeg'/><br/>Texans know a thing or two about the old west, but when writer Matt Pryor visited Dodge City he wrote, “Dodge put the wild in Wild West.” He wandered the red brick streets to get a feel of the history, but had the good sense to take advantage of some modern conveniences, too. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/A-Modern-Day-Visit-to-the-Old-West/1633/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Greensburg, Montezuma, Fort Larned and Great Bend http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/ My family and I took part in the Faces &amp; Places Tour of Kansas last weekend, a trip starting in Greensburg and ending near Great Bend. Even as we started out, it was clear to me, you can live in Kansas your whole life and not see all of it. Every time I go somewhere for work I’m just amazed at the things I find. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/ Taming Cowboys, but Keeping it a Bit Wild http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Taming-Cowboys-but-Keeping-it-a-Bit-Wild/666/ If you really want to experience a piece of Kansas, go to a Rodeo. The sport is unique because it has its roots in real work required of cowboys on the job. It gives you a taste of our history ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Taming-Cowboys-but-Keeping-it-a-Bit-Wild/666/