Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Lindsborg Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:58:41 GMT Northern Central Prairie Inspires Explorers of All Ages http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/19/Northern-Central-Prairie-Inspires-Explorers-of-All-Ages/3105/ Looking for a road trip that inspires inquisitive minds of all ages? Before we even returned home from our&nbsp;Yellow Brick Road Trip&nbsp;through the Southern Central Prairie, my son Charlie was sketching “machines” of gears and springs, my son Lucas was beginning a rock collection, and I was planning an art project involving my favorite (broken) coffee mugs. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/19/Northern-Central-Prairie-Inspires-Explorers-of-All-Ages/3105/ Kansas on Two Wheels: Prairie Trail Scenic Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Prairie-Trail-Scenic-Byway/3035/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/8758757736_6b2261a3b6_z.jpg'/><br/> Mother Nature continues to amaze us with her timing.&nbsp; There have been some absolutely beautiful days, perfect times for wind therapy on the Wide Glide. Ironically, they have been during the work week when cruising a byway isn't really possible due to those day jobs that we need to keep the lights on. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/30/Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Prairie-Trail-Scenic-Byway/3035/ Lindsborg’s Sandzen Gallery Showcases Artistic Diversity http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Lindsborg-s-Sandzen-Gallery-Showcases-Artistic-Diversity/3006/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Sandzen-Gallery-artwork-511.jpg'/><br/> Standing in awe at the unique oil paintings in the&nbsp;Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery&nbsp;in Lindsborg, I realized the Swedish-born artist's signature use of vivid colors and bold brushwork reminded me of a mural in the Belleville Post Office I'd seen as a child. Gallery Director Larry Griffiths said Sandzén painted murals in post offices in Halstead, Lindsborg and Belleville as part of the Works Progress Administration program in the 1930s. It's no wonder I have grown to love Sandzén's paintings, especially the larger pieces found in the gallery that bears his name. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Lindsborg-s-Sandzen-Gallery-Showcases-Artistic-Diversity/3006/ A Midsummer’s Day in Lindsborg http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/12/A-Midsummer-s-Day-in-Lindsborg/2168/ So much of the Kansas story is about pioneers and the Wild West that a day spent in the middle of Vikings, Nordic traditions and Spanish explorers may come as a surprise, but that’s what you get in Lindsborg.The history of this town south of Salina IS one of pioneers, farmers and the wheat they brought with them, but it is also about a unique cultural tradition found no where else in the state. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/12/A-Midsummer-s-Day-in-Lindsborg/2168/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Medicine Lodge & McPherson http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6188559965_abf0296334_z.jpg'/><br/>Our trip to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant&nbsp;and McPherson Scottish Festival&nbsp;last weekend just reinforced the notion that the people in Kansas are truly some of the friendliest people around. Everywhere my husband, Michael, and I went, we found people excited to see us, interested in what we were doing and always helpful. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/3/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Medicine-Lodge-McPherson/1182/ Unusual Sandwich Earns A+ at Lindsborg’s Ol Stuga http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/Unusual-Sandwich-Earns-A-at-Lindsborg-s-Ol-Stuga/1138/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/bar.gif'/><br/>School is back in session and one thing I’ve learned is that college towns have some of the best places to eat. My homework revealed the Ol Stuga in Lindsborg was a finalist last November in Good Morning America’s “Best Bites Challenge: College Edition” to find the best college town hangout with great food and a cool atmosphere. One of the reasons for the Ol Stuga’s high marks was the Brent Nelson Sandwich, so my assignment was to give this concoction a taste test. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/23/Unusual-Sandwich-Earns-A-at-Lindsborg-s-Ol-Stuga/1138/ Lindsborg offers all things Scandinavian, including Swedish pancakes http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/8/Lindsborg-offers-all-things-Scandinavian-including-Swedish-pancakes/746/ This month we’re featuring a recipe from Swedish Pastries &amp; Emporium in Lindsborg, Kan. The biker-friendly restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday. The menu includes Swedish pancakes, meatballs, pastries and sandwiches, plus daily specials. You can also browse the gift shop featuring paintings of cats by local artist Beverly Barbo. Fri, 08 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/8/Lindsborg-offers-all-things-Scandinavian-including-Swedish-pancakes/746/ Central Kansas Says “Välkommen” to the Faces and Places Tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Central-Kansas-Says-V-lkommen-to-the-Faces-and-Places-Tour/695/ As cliché as it may sound, our weekend trip as “Roadies” for the Kansas Travel and Tourism Faces and Places tour, had something for everyone. On our way back to Lawrence, my boyfriend, Hank, his ... Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Central-Kansas-Says-V-lkommen-to-the-Faces-and-Places-Tour/695/ In a Kansas state of mind http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/30/In-a-Kansas-state-of-mind/699/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/andy-and-avery1.jpg'/><br/>This is a guest blog post written on June 23 by Andy Brack as he was completing the last leg of a road trip through Kansas with his daughter. A Faces &amp; Places Tour Roadie met the duo as they were eating at Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls and loved their story so much, we asked him to share it with you. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/30/In-a-Kansas-state-of-mind/699/ Lindsborg Art Studios Open Doors for Event http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Lindsborg-Art-Studios-Open-Doors-for-Event/391/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/ARTIST.jpg'/><br/>In a brush stroke of genius, studios and galleries in Lindsborg will open their doors this Spring so you can have a peek inside this artistic Swedish community with more working artists than Wild Dala Horses. And since Lindsborg is on the&nbsp;Kansas Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, why not spend a day at the Artists’ Studio Open House and the rest of the weekend exploring this 56-mile route full of art, culture and history. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/13/Lindsborg-Art-Studios-Open-Doors-for-Event/391/