Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Lawrence Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:24:44 GMT An Evening in Downtown Lawrence for Final Fridays http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/An-Evening-in-Downtown-Lawrence-for-Final-Fridays-/3071/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/JLH_1804-2.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog It's hard not to notice art in one way or another in downtown Lawrence on any given day but on the last Friday of the month you can find the Lawrence art scene exploding with exhibits, more so than usual. On my latest Faces and Places tour, I was able to visit one of my favorite Kansas cities and explore one of the sides to it that I have not yet delved into. A few of my friends joined me and together we explored some of the stops along the&nbsp;Lawrence Final Fridays Art Walk&nbsp;and participated in a very creative dinner experience. I visited many places, most of which I had never been to and was quite surprised by what I've been missing.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/An-Evening-in-Downtown-Lawrence-for-Final-Fridays-/3071/ Top 5 Favorites in Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Top-5-Favorites-in-Lawrence-Old-Fashioned-Christmas-Parade/2990/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Lawrence-Christmas-Parade-1611.jpg'/><br/> At the sound of the clip-clop of hooves on pavement and the jingle of bells, I could feel the excitement building amongst the crowd standing around me on a street corner in downtown Lawrence one chilly morning.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Top-5-Favorites-in-Lawrence-Old-Fashioned-Christmas-Parade/2990/ 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/ The History of Natural History: Animals with a story in Lawrence http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Museum-Pic-2.jpeg'/><br/> The Dyche Natural History Museum covers the non-human history of our state, but it is more than your normal grouping of &ldquo;dead animals.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;The stories behind the objects are just as interesting as the objects themselves. Here are a few of the tales: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ 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/ Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6801607027_4330146db5_b.jpg'/><br/>As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ Top 10 Surprises Along Lawrence’s Massachusetts Street http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Top-10-Surprises-Along-Lawrence-s-Massachusetts-Street/1293/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6331470995_e66a9a60bd_b.jpg'/><br/>Slowly strolling down Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, I realized this area is way more than just a place to hang out with friends, dine at a fun restaurant or shop for trendy clothing and specialty foods. Taking the time to look, really look, at the uniqueness of Mass Street with fresh eyes, I discovered some amazing attributes related to art, culture and heritage that I never before noticed. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Top-10-Surprises-Along-Lawrence-s-Massachusetts-Street/1293/ Chef at Lawrence’s TEN Restaurant Creates Special Cuisine for Civil War Dinner http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/19/Chef-at-Lawrence-s-TEN-Restaurant-Creates-Special-Cuisine-for-Civil-War-Dinner/910/ Eric Rillos, the new executive chef at the Eldridge Hotel’s TEN Restaurant, rode into Lawrence with a burning passion for creating amazing cuisine and a reputation of doing just that at fine eating ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/19/Chef-at-Lawrence-s-TEN-Restaurant-Creates-Special-Cuisine-for-Civil-War-Dinner/910/ Lawrence breweries multiply beer enthusiasts’ pleasures http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Lawrence-breweries-multiply-beer-enthusiasts-pleasures/878/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/erica1.gif'/><br/>Today we’re spotlighting two Lawrence, Kan., breweries, each with a reputation for excellence in award-winning, uniquely handcrafted beers. We’ll hear from Brian “Bucky” Buckingham, head brewer at 23rd Street Brewery, and Chuck Magerl, owner of the Free State Brewing Co. Tour, taste and choose your favorite brews!23rd Street Brewery&nbsp; Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Lawrence-breweries-multiply-beer-enthusiasts-pleasures/878/ Where it Really Started http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Where-it-Really-Started/843/ Before the Civil War — before Gettysburg, before Shiloh, before Fredericksburg, even before Confederate cannonballs rained down on Fort Sumter — a battle was fought over the issue of slavery. And it happened in Kansas. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Where-it-Really-Started/843/