Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Flint Hills Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:02:52 GMT Finding New Favorites in the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ The Flint Hills region is one of my favorites on the planet. In truth, I do fall just a little bit in love with each place I visit on the&nbsp;Yellow Brick Road Trips&nbsp;but, since attending Kansas State and living in the middle of this vast, rolling beauty, the Flint Hills are somehow part of me. They absolutely get a space at the top of my travel list.&nbsp; Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Finding-New-Favorites-in-the-Flint-Hills/3106/ Lovebirds: Prairie Chicken Courtship http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Lovebirds-Prairie-Chicken-Courtship/3020/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/PrairieChicken.jpg'/><br/> If you have the chance to spend an early spring day in the native tallgrass prairies of Kansas, you may hear the low booming sounds of a male greater prairie chicken attempting to attract a hen. Birdwatchers and hunters both flock to Kansas in search of these gorgeous birds, known for their&nbsp;peculiar breeding behavior. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Lovebirds-Prairie-Chicken-Courtship/3020/ 5 reasons to visit the Tallgrass Prairie in the fall http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/TallGrass.jpg'/><br/> I recently had the pleasure of heading out the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve&nbsp;to see the fall scenery. I&rsquo;ve made this trek before and at varying points of ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/5-reasons-to-visit-the-Tallgrass-Prairie-in-the-fall/2792/ Numbers Vary, but Fun is Steady – Upland Bird Hunting in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Numbers-Vary-but-Fun-is-Steady-Upland-Bird-Hunting-in-Kansas-/2741/ Frosted stubble, crisp morning air and tremors of excitement define opening morning of pheasant and quail season in Kansas. By far one of the most popular seasons in the state, upland bird hunting ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/Numbers-Vary-but-Fun-is-Steady-Upland-Bird-Hunting-in-Kansas-/2741/ Joyful Noise in the Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Joyful-Noise-in-the-Flint-Hills/2717/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/jam-session.jpg'/><br/> The magical moment at Joyful Noise Camp came when my son sat jamming with two cellists and a bass player using an instrument made in craft class. He had the beat. ... Tue, 09 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/9/Joyful-Noise-in-the-Flint-Hills/2717/ A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Alvamar-Members-Course-3.jpeg'/><br/> A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ... Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ 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/ Gravel Rocks! – The Dirty Kanza 200 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Dirty-Kanza-2012-2381.jpeg'/><br/>The Dirty Kanza 200&nbsp;is a mighty event in the heart of the Flint Hills. Dubbed North America’s Premier Annual Ultra Distance Gravel Race the cycling event may seem like an anomaly to many, but to the good people of Emporia and those in the racing community, the DK200 is a powerhouse that tests the endurance of racers from all over the world. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/Gravel-Rocks-The-Dirty-Kanza-200/2222/ Sugar and Spice? You Better Think Twice: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Sugar-and-Spice-You-Better-Think-Twice-Becoming-an-Outdoors-Woman-Weekend/2157/ Following the Flint Hills Scenic Byway on my drive to Rock Springs 4-H Camp, I found myself growing more excited with every passing mile. The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman KANSAS workshop (BOW) was something I had looked forward to for weeks. I planned, packed, settled my husband and kids, and after much anticipation, finally rounded the corner and got my first glimpse of my home for the weekend, Hansen Cabin. The parking lot was a hive of activity as women from all over the state began to arrive. When I found my room and bunk, I was surprised to discover a BOW backpack filled with a few goodies and supplies for the weekend. I got settled a bit, grabbed my new backpack and map and headed out on my way to introductions and lunch. Walking the path away from the cabin, Rock Springs immediately drew me in. The walkways are relaxing and shaded, meandering through many beautiful, mature trees, over quaint bridges, and around stone seating areas. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Sugar-and-Spice-You-Better-Think-Twice-Becoming-an-Outdoors-Woman-Weekend/2157/ On horseback at Ride The Flint Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/On-horseback-at-Ride-The-Flint-Hills/2064/ When people ask me what I did this summer I am going to tell them, “I vacationed in Beaumont, Kansas.” That’s right! It’s truly an oasis of the Flint Hills—if that’s even possible considering the ... Thu, 24 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/On-horseback-at-Ride-The-Flint-Hills/2064/