Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Lawrence Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:59:04 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/ Kaw Valley Farmers Inspire Connection to Land http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Kaw-Valley-Farmers-Inspire-Connection-to-Land/2756/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/KawTour1.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog Twenty-three farms were featured October 6&nbsp;and 7&nbsp;at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour. Apple orchards, vineyards and honeybees were just a ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Kaw-Valley-Farmers-Inspire-Connection-to-Land/2756/ A Festival of Performers in Lawrence http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/A-Festival-of-Performers-in-Lawrence/2503/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Performer.jpeg'/><br/> Sword swallowers, Fire-walkers and Pogo-stick stuntmen are among the dozens of performers taking to the streets in Lawrence this month for the 5th annual Busker Festival. It&rsquo;s a chance to enjoy performances ranging from the bizarre to the truly unique. Festival Co-Conspirator (Founder) Richard Renner explains what the party is all about:What is a Busker Festival?The Busker Festival is a three day long street performer festival that&rsquo;s based on a lot of similar festivals in the United States and Europe. They do a lot of what I like to call, &ldquo;Useless skills&rdquo; like fire-eating and sword-swallowing, contortionists, Pogo acrobats. There are also plenty of musicians. This year there will also be food vendors.&nbsp;&quot; Tue, 07 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/A-Festival-of-Performers-in-Lawrence/2503/ 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/ 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 ... 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/ Slowly strolling down Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, I realized this area is way more than just a place to hang out with friends dining at a fun restaurant or shopping for trendy clothing and ... 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/ 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 ... 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/