Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Logan Mize Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:07:45 GMT It was a Blast: Russell and Hays Sparkle with Fourth of July Spirit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC00149.JPG'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp;&nbsp; The most recent stops on my Faces and Places tour itinerary were familiar names on my map. I've always associated Russell with its hometown hero, Bob Dole. My kids beg to stop by the&nbsp;Sternberg Museum of Natural History&nbsp;in Hays each time we pass by on Interstate 70. This visit, however, offered a unique opportunity to see each community at its festival finest.&nbsp; I was to visit Russell's&nbsp;Fourth of July Freedom Fest, followed by a visit to Hays' four-day celebration, the Wild West Fest. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/10/It-was-a-Blast-Russell-and-Hays-Sparkle-with-Fourth-of-July-Spirit-/3049/ Jammin' in Osawatomie at the John Brown Jamboree http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Jammin-in-Osawatomie-at-the-John-Brown-Jamboree/3047/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Logan.jpg'/><br/> A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog&nbsp; My family and I recently took our first trip on the Kansas Tourism 2013 Faces and Places tour, visiting Osawatomie and filling our day with fun. It was a bright, beautiful early summer day when we loaded up the Faces and Places van and drove the picturesque backroads from Topeka. Much of our time was spent on smaller highways surrounded by farms and country houses, wheat waving and birds soaring. We knew we would need to make a couple stops in between and without a plan, so we just started driving. Part way through the trip, I decided we would stop in Overbrook at the Fieldstone Orchard to pick cherries. What a fun surprise for the kids! Now to decide: should we make jam or pie with all of those handpicked cherries? Next we stopped off at my grandma's house for a quick hello. It took us a little off course but she and her husband were so happy to see us and our van with its unique Kansas backdrops displayed around all four sides. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Jammin-in-Osawatomie-at-the-John-Brown-Jamboree/3047/ Kansas Idol http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/20/Kansas-Idol/3014/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/wide.jpg'/><br/> Many wonderful songwriters have come from Kansas, and we are on the hunt for the next one.&nbsp; Submit your original composition of a Kansas song for a chance to win this month. Entries will be judged by singer/songwriter&nbsp;Logan Mize, an up and coming Nashville star raised in Clearwater. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/20/Kansas-Idol/3014/