Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Topeka Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:38:27 GMT Favorites of Fiesta http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Favorites-of-Fiesta-/3054/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Fiesta.jpg'/><br/> Fiesta Mexicana&nbsp;is so much a part of the Topeka summer experience that it is hard to keep in mind the event is simply a church fundraiser. Of course, there is nothing simple about it. A better way to describe &quot;Fiesta&quot; is a celebration of culture and community that one neighborhood shares with us all. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Favorites-of-Fiesta-/3054/ Tinman Triathlon http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Tinman-Triathlon/3043/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/HzOCA-NyodqvqasmDKDZF6RN4Jt9-W8FMSMsPY5RJxQ-1.jpg'/><br/> &nbsp;I can swim, bike and run. I can do all three of these sports in mediocre fashion. So the idea of putting them together and competing in a triathlon seems pretty extreme ... and exciting. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/27/Tinman-Triathlon/3043/ NOTO Arts District: Topeka’s Arts destination http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/NOTO-Arts-District-Topeka-s-Arts-destination/3038/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/noto1.jpg'/><br/> When I moved to Topeka ten years ago, the stretch of historic buildings lining North Kansas Avenue&nbsp;&nbsp;between NE Norris and NE Gordon were a bit run-down to say the least. Neglected and mostly abandoned, there were few bright spots along this stretch that led towards one of Topeka's top tourist spots - The Great Overland Station. As newbies to town, we thought that seemed too bad, but like many people, we kind of saw it as a dead-end.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/11/NOTO-Arts-District-Topeka-s-Arts-destination/3038/ Topeka's RowHouse Perfect for Special Occasions...Like Days That End in “Y” http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Topeka-s-RowHouse-Perfect-for-Special-Occasions-Like-Days-That-End-in-Y-/3036/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/01exterior.jpg'/><br/> With our busy schedules and little time to cook, our family eats out quite often. But after having one of the best meals out we've ever experienced in our hometown of Topeka, Hubby and I agreed that from now on, we will gladly sacrifice a couple drive-through dinners and a sit-down chain each month to be able to enjoy the&nbsp;RowHouse Restaurant. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/4/Topeka-s-RowHouse-Perfect-for-Special-Occasions-Like-Days-That-End-in-Y-/3036/ Kansas on Two Wheels: Native Stone Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Native-Stone-Byway/3022/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Stone-fences-Alma.jpg'/><br/> &quot;I can't drive 55!&quot; sang Sammy Hagar in 1984.&nbsp; However, if you're cruising down the Native Stone Scenic Byway in eastern Kansas, it's the perfect speed to take in the sights. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-Kansas-on-Two-Wheels-Native-Stone-Byway/3022/ The Osawatomie Experience: a historic day-trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/170-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> Osawatomie is a great little Kansas day-trip full of history from a time when the state was new and people were passionate about their political positions. The town was a pivotal spot during the Bleeding Kansas fight for freedom. It stakes claim to being the place Kansans were first called "Jayhawkers" and is where the Kansas Republican party was founded. BUT, it is perhaps best known for its relation to the famous abolitionist, John Brown. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ The Dead Eye Divas are on target http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/The-Dead-Eye-Divas-are-on-target/3010/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DED.jpg'/><br/> &nbsp; About 17 women gather one Sunday morning at the&nbsp;Kaw Valley Gun Club&nbsp;in Topeka. Together they fill chairs outside the tiny club as regulars come and go. Meanwhile, the original divas take stage for introductions.&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/5/The-Dead-Eye-Divas-are-on-target/3010/ A Kansas Connection to Desegregation: Brown Vs. Board of Education National Historic Site http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/A-Kansas-Connection-to-Desegregation-Brown-Vs-Board-of-Education-National-Historic-Site/1765/ When I was a kid, I remember learning about the Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation case in school. It seemed like such an important part of our history, but&nbsp;when I discovered the full ... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/A-Kansas-Connection-to-Desegregation-Brown-Vs-Board-of-Education-National-Historic-Site/1765/ A Free Treasure in Topeka: The ArtLab at the Mulvane Art Museum http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/A-Free-Treasure-in-Topeka-The-ArtLab-at-the-Mulvane-Art-Museum/1731/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6875991373_522bc79ef42.jpg'/><br/> Underneath the galleries of the Mulvane Art Museum is a hidden jewel for families. While the museum displays fine art, the Judith Lennox Sabatini ArtLab is a place where kids can get their hands ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/A-Free-Treasure-in-Topeka-The-ArtLab-at-the-Mulvane-Art-Museum/1731/ Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk a Moving Experience http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/Topeka-s-First-Friday-Art-Walk-a-Moving-Experience/1497/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6466734423_d7e6e32148_b.jpg'/><br/>Whether it’s First Friday or Final Friday or even Third Thursday, monthly Art Walks in communities throughout the state provide a terrific opportunity to step inside galleries, studios, and other art venues to discover the talent of local artists. I began Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk last week at the developing North Topeka Arts District on Kansas Avenue where great strides have been made in bringing artists to the neighborhood. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/Topeka-s-First-Friday-Art-Walk-a-Moving-Experience/1497/