Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Oktoberfest Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:58:48 GMT The Art of Enjoying Salina http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/The-Art-of-Enjoying-Salina/2633/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Salina-Fun.jpeg'/><br/> What do you do with an old public wading pool after its usefulness has waned?If you are the folks in Salina, you turn it into a patchwork quilt pattern that can be seen from space. The bright colored design provided a unique place for my two boys to run, run, run&hellip; on a recent visit to Oakdale Park in that city. It was our first taste of the public art woven into the landscape throughout town.When I was younger, my knowledge of Salina was limited to the Bosselman truck stop and the Bicentennial Center. (It had something to do with college days and a Big 8 basketball tournament - - don&rsquo;t ask). While both are quite nice, I had no idea that the area was home to a vibrant arts scene that creates a fun experience for families. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/11/The-Art-of-Enjoying-Salina/2633/ Visit Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Paola, Kan. http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/Visit-Somerset-Ridge-Vineyard-Winery-in-Paola-Kan-/773/ Tour the grounds and taste the vineyard’s 18 wines for freeStroll through a thriving vineyard with a glass of wine in your hand. Somerset Ridge Vineyard &amp; Winery in Paola, Kan., invites you to experience its grape-growing and winemaking processes firsthand. We recently spent time with Somerset representatives who are eager to share their winery’s story and details on their award-winning, handcrafted Kansas wines. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/Visit-Somerset-Ridge-Vineyard-Winery-in-Paola-Kan-/773/