Kansas Articles http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/rss/ Recent Articles - 2015-2011 KANSAS Past Issues Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:31:22 GMT KANSAS! | Spring 2015 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2015/923/ On the Cover Pulled Pork Sandwich from Biemer's BBQ in Lawrence, photo by Jason DaileyMastheadAndrea Etzel, EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art DirectorIn Season Eat, Linda Ditch Shop, Kimberly Winter SternCulture, Nathan PettengillSampler, Marci Penner Road, Katy IbsenThe Modern HomesteadSory by Mary R. Gage, Photography by Kevin AndersonKaty Ibsen and Jess LindseyCommunity-supported agriculture preserves the "lost art" of famly farming.  Flying High Near Osage CityStory by Fally AfaniFrom skydiving to barbecue festival, various attractions entice visitors. Hog Heaven Kansas barbecue is in a world all its own. Featuring: Woodyards Bar-B-Que, Lavon's Bakery & BBQ, Joe's Kansas City, Plank's Barbeque, and Guy & Mae's,Hope Springs EternalStory by Kimberly Winter Stern, photography by Doug StremelFlames on the Flint Hills helps this storied land endure and prosper.Traveling Kansas a Unique BondPhoto essay by Brad Neff, Mike Valdivia, and Dennis HeathThree friends hit the backroads of Kansas with their cameras, capturing the natural beauty of the Sunflower State.Taste of Kansas: Passion for PieStory by Lou Ann Thomas, photography by Jason DaileyAt cafes and diners across Kansa, pie is more that a mere dessert - it's a tradition.  Milestone Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association celebrates 25 years. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2015/923/ KANSAS! | Winter 2014 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Winter-2014/926/ On the CoverKansas bison, photography by Harland J. Schuster MastheadRicahard Smalley, Interim EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art Director In Season Eat, Kimberly Winter SternShop, Kim Gronniger Sampler, Marci Penner Ride, Katy IbsenFlying Over Flyover CountryEssay by Tom Averill Finding a home, being homeOde to Kansas Sunups & SundownsStory by Lou Ann Thomas, photo essay by Tanner GrubbsThe unique beauty og sunrises and sunsets on the prairie inspire artist and non-artists alikeWhere the Buffalo Still RoamPhoto essay by Harland SchusterBefore the immigration of the Europeans, before the laying of the railroads, before the building of highways, before all this, the prairie swayed in the breezes across Kansas - today travelers can still travel the prairie and find where the buffalo still roam.Civil War: Fort Sumter vs. the Battle of Black JackStory by Seth Jones, photography by Michael SnellWith battles dating to 1856 - almost five years prior to Fort Sumter - can Kansas state a claim to being the birth place of the Civil War?2014 Kansas' FinestCongratulations to the 2014 class of Kansas Finest, individuals who share their love of Kansas with others. Jerry Thomas, Scott CityWendee LaPlant, InmanGreg Hoot, Kansas CityInterstate Highway System   Ad Astra Per AsperaA tribute collection of essays and photographs for Kansas Tour Kansas: Kansas OutlawsStory by Carolyn KaberlineThe Sunflower State is known for its famous lawmen - but its infamous villans are legendary as well Taste of Kansas: Kansas ChickenStory by Meryl Carver-Allmond, photography by Jason DaileyRival eateries Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's have sat side by side for decades - but please don't make us choose.Recipe Feature: German Coleslaw Milestone: Wyldewood Cellars celebrating 20 years Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Winter-2014/926/ KANSAS! | Fall 2014 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Fall-2014/927/ On the CoverYoung historic reenactor, photography by Harland J. Schuster MastheadJennifer Haugh, EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art Director In Season Eat, Gloria GaleShop, Kimberly Winter Stern Sampler, Marci Penner Culture, Nathan PettengillThe Cowboy and the Native AmericanStory by Cecilia Harris, photography courtsey of Kansas Historical SocietyModern attractions share the heritage of our ancestors.Wild Women of the FrontierPhotography by Luke Townsend The FortsHistoric milirtary forts in Kansas are more than just relics, featuring: Fort Larned, Fort Riley, Fort Scott, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Wallace & Fort Hays.Civil War: Fort Sumter vs. the Battle of Black JackStory by Seth Jones, photography by Michael SnellWith battles dating to 1856 - almost five years prior to Fort Sumter - can Kansas state a claim to being the birth place of the Civil War?Vanishing PointsStory and photography by Bill StephensIn search of Kansas' navigational airmail arrows Taste of Kansas: Cooking the Day's CatchStory by Meta Newell West, photography by Jason DaileyFrom wild boar to squirrel stew, a guide to cooking the day's catch.Recipe Feature: Pan-seared Crappie with Mushrooms and AsparagusSuper Simple Sauteed MorelsMilestone: Thomas H. Bowlus Fine Art Center celebrates 50 years. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Fall-2014/927/ KANSAS! | Summer 2014 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Summer-2014/925/ On the CoverLiza Charay of Ballet Folklorico de Topeka, photography by Jason Dailey. MastheadJennifer Haugh, EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art DirectorIn Season Eat, Gloria Gale Shop, Kimberly Winter Stern Sampler, Marci Penner Culture, Nathan PettengillCreators of CultureA celebrationof the arts in Kansas - from painters and poets to filmmakers and photographers.Kansas Then & NowRephotographic survey of notable Kansas destinations & landscapes. Under the StarsStory by Seth JonesSome of the most fun Kansas has to offer comes after the sun has set. Celebrating Our HeritageStory by Sally SnellFrom popular events to a restaurant's roots - here we uncover the celebrations of Kansas' past.8 Wonders of KansasStory by Amy Conkling, photography courtesy of the Kansas Sampler FoundationFrom the first 8 wonders to all 626 cities, the Kansas Sampler Foundation highlights all that Kansas has to offer. Taste of Kansas:Inside the Picnic Basket Story by Bethany Wallace, photography by Jason DaileyMake the most of your picnic with these homegrown products.Milestone Brown vs. the Board of Education celebrates 60 years. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Summer-2014/925/ KANSAS! | Spring 2014 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2014/924/ On the CoverHit the Road, photography by Jason DaileyMastheadJennifer Haugh, EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art DirectorIn Season Eat, Gloria Gale Shop, Kimberly Winter SternCulture, Nathan PettengillSampler, Marci Penner Five Getways to Take This YearThere's more that meets the eye in Kansas, and we've found five excursions that are sure to quench your craving for a weekend getaway. Featuring: Lindsborg, Miami Co, the Flint Hills, Great Bend, and the Southwest. For the City SlickersStory by Richard Shank, photography by Aaron East & Doug StremelFor an old-fashioned, authentic ranch experience atop the Kansas prairies, cattle drives provide an unforgettable experience. Uncovering Hidden TreasuresStory by Seth JonesKansas' state parks are some of the finest not only in the U.S.,but the world.Kansas River TrailStory by Kim Gronniger, photography by Gary JonesFrom Junction City to Kansas City, the Kaw provides a free-flowing good time. Taste of Kansas: Yes, Real Men Eat QuicheStory by Gloria Fale, photography by Jason DaileyBrunch has made its comeback, and restaurants across Kansas are putting in their order.MilestoneVolland General Store celebrates 100th anniversary. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2014/924/ KANSAS! Winter 2013 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Winter-2013/903/ In this IssueReasons We Love KansasFrom bow-shooting beauty queens to coffee roasters, science camp to fields of lavender, here are a few reasons we love Kansas this winterWritten by Gloria GaleA Symbolic StateDiscovering history, lore and art on Kansas' state symbolsCountry Roads Rising star Logan Mize takes his Kansas roots for a spin in every song he writes and singsWritten by Kimberly Winter SternKansas' FinestMeet the 2013 class of Kansas' biggest fansThe Making of KANSAS!Our Town: Matfield GreenThat old "Matfield Magic" is drawing people back to this historic communityWritten by Lou Ann ThomasTour Kansas: Deep RootsShawnee Town 1929 proudly celebrates its agricultural heritage with a revitalized living history museumWritten by Gloria GaleGalleryTaste of Kansas: Project RunwayDon't leave hungry-stop by an airport restaurant before soaring into the wild blueWritten by Gloria GaleAirport Steakhouse Handmade Onion Rings RecipeBeaumont Signature Steak Soup Beaumont Signature Steak Soup Milestone of Kansas: William Allen White Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Winter-2013/903/ KANSAS! Fall 2013 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Fall-2013/901/ Features Reasons We Love Kansas Autumn begins a time when families come together for various reunions and the seasonal events abound ~Written by Gloria Gale 16 Table for 20 Please! KANSAS! magazine tips its hat to some of the state's best eats Kitchen Confidant Sample some of Kansas' best culinary one-stop shops ~Written by Lou Ann Thomas Flavorful Festivals Fill up this fall on these taste-full Kansas celebrations ~Written by Kimberly Winter Stern Culinary Bliss Three Kansas chefs shine in the national spotlight for staying true to their roots Written by Kimberly Winter Stern     Departments The Making of KANSAS! Our Town: Colby Kansas' western prairies attract families and historians ~Written by Rachel Rayner Tour Kansas: Passenger Approved, Rail Worthy Excursion Trains are full steam in Kansas ~Written by Julie Tollefson Taste of Kansas: Earth, Wind and Fire Lake Pay a visit to this pastoral farm where an experience designed to entice the senses awaits ~Written by Gloria Gale Recipes:Grilled Pork Steaks with Sweet Zucchini RelishCourtesy Schenker Family Farms Leek & Potato SoupCourtesy Fire Lake Camp Milestone of Kansas: 25th Annual Gordon Parks International Photo Contest Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Fall-2013/901/ Summer 2013 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2013-KANSAS/900/ Reasons We Love Kansas ~ By Gloria Gale Summer welcomes the spirit to get out, explore and try new things; here are just a few reasons to get you going To the Stars with Inspiration ~ Julie Tollefson A handful of artists find Kansas' plains, prairies and people more than inspiring Modern Archeology ~ By Gloria Gale Lured by serendipity? Discover one-of-a-kind treasures on a lively junk jaunt through Kansas Our Town: Atchison ~ By Kimberly Winter Stern A modern pioneer spirit soars in this quaint burg situated along the Misssouri River Thunder Road ~ Gloria Gale The art of distilling is emerging from the Kansas woods Tour Kansas: Bridging the Border with History ~ By Liz Weslander Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area illustrates sites, resources and stories leading up to the Civil War Building Blocks ~ By Lisa Waterman Gray Franklin County's quilt block tour offers artful exploration of rural roots Enjoying the Fly Over State ~ By Richard Shank Two aerial photographers share the joy of capturing Kansas from a bird's-eye view Tour Kansas: Let it Ride ~Kimberly Winter Stern Biking in Kansas celebrates the state's wide-open beauty on scenic trails, gravel roads, technical course and canopied suburban paths Taste of Kansas: Flush Picnic ~ By Lou Ann Thomas Where tradition, fellowship and flavors are alive and well Milestone: The Kansas State Fair Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2013-KANSAS/900/ KANSAS! | Spring 2013 http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2013/928/ On the CoverGet playful!, photography by Jason DaileyMastheadJennifer Haugh, EditorKaty Ibsen, Managing EditorShelly Bryant, Art Director The Greatest GamePhotography by Jason DaileyAcross the state, America's pastime has had a simple. untained history. Kansas' Lucky RollPhotography by Michael Snell  State-owned casinos only only provide entertainment, they give back to the community. Our Town: Home Run in Dodge City Outdoor WarriorsPhotography by Tim SigleRevel in the camaraderie of women eager to learn how to become more "outdoorsy" in one weekend. Tour Kansas: Let it RidePhotography by Jason DaileyBiking in Kansas celebrates the state's wide-open beauty on scenic trails, gravel roads, technical courses and canopied suburban paths Midwest MemoriesStory by Joe Stumpe, photography by Ze BernardinelloThe Kansas Sports Museum and Hall of Fame takes visitors on a treasured journey. Roll. Block. JamStory by Cecilia Harris, photography by Larry Harwood The roller derby sensation is alive in Kansas. Taste of Kansas: The Ultimate Tailgate Story by Katherine Dinsdale, photography by Jason Dailey Featured Recipes:Tailgate WingsButter ChickenThere's No Place Like Home Lemon Bars Milestone: Sporting Kansas City Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/KANSAS-Spring-2013/928/ Winter 2012 Kansas http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2012-Kansas/922/ Reasons We Love Kansas ~By Gloria Gale Winter is a time to rejoice in all the things we love, and for KANSAS! magazine, that's everything with a wonderfully unique Kansas Connection. The Trendsetters ~By Katy Ibsen and Jess Lindsey These fashion-forward trendsetters have built their brands with Kansas roots. Kansas' Finest ~By Kim Gronninger We honor the state's finest tourism gurus. Our Town: Ellinwood ~By Patsy Terrell An underground world reveals Kansas' wild history. A Worldly Display ~By Nancy Vogel Kansas leaves an artistic mark onThe World's Fair. Tour Kansas: Shop This Way ~By Kimberly Winer Stern Kansas has no shortage of iconic stores to spend an afternoon and find a treasure...or two. The Night Writer ~By Cheryl Nelsen Max McCoy continues to churn out page-turners, inspired by Kansas. Taste of Kansas: Family Recipes ~By Cecilia Harris Dishing it out from Western Kansas. Recipes: Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy: Brent Harris Doughnuts: Jaque McMillan Poppy Seed Cake: Nancy Moore Milestone: Junior League of Topeka Volume 68, Issue 4 Jennifer Haugh, editor On the Cover: Kansas at the World's Fair painting by Louis Copt     Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2012-Kansas/922/ Fall 2012 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2012-KANSAS/870/ Reasons We Love Kansas This fall we share a variety of reasons to love Kansas, from affordable cabins to Mrs. Kansas ~By Gloria Gale The Real Farmwives of Kansas Kansas farm and ranch women are as comfortable out on the range as in front of one. ~By Lou Ann Thomas Kansas' Powerhouse Steaks Steakhouses and restaurants across Kansas continue to serve up the best ~By Sally M. Snell Our Town: Leavenworth Kansas' first city offers an escape into its colorful past-and modern day disposition ~By Kimberly Winter-Stern Roasting Away Kansas coffee roasters are taking their craft to new brews ~By Amy Bickel Tour Kansas: Spirit Guide Various ghost and haunted tours around Kansas this fall ~By Cecilia Harris Mix Mastering Three Kansas mixologists quench discerning tastes with handcrafted cocktails ~By Gloria Gale Taste of Kansas: Welcome to Alma Cheese and sweets keep this community full ~By Kristin Kimerling Milestone: City Cycle Sales Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2012-KANSAS/870/ Spring 2011 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2011-KANSAS/773/ 20 Reasons We Love Kansas Spring offers plenty of reasons to get moving and see what Kansas has to offer. Bird of A Feather Wings & Wetlands tour in Great Bend intrigues birders young and old. By Susan Kraus Passport to Kansas The Kansas Sampler Festival tells the Rich stories of the Sunflower State's rural treasures. By Kimberly Winter Stern A Tale of Two Wheels Bikers and Cyclists hit the roads for two memorable events. By Amy Conkling Garden Variety Blooming arboretums and botanical gardens highlight what's good to grow. By Dennis Toll Tour Kansas: Embark on the Southwestern High Plains Experience the unique landscape and industries of this booming region. By Carol L. Jenker Our Town: My Town An essay on the humble community of Cuba. Written & photos by Jim Richardson Taste of Kansas: Dining Alfresco Outdoor seating is a must-have when the weather warms. By Cecilia Harris Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie from Santa Fe Cafe in Burlingame Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2011-KANSAS/773/ Summer 2011 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2011-KANSAS/772/ Reasons We Love Kansas The new My Kansas book, Eight Mile Corner windmill, baseball, Tow Mater and More! I Do in the Sunflower State The quintessential Kansas wedding lets the bride, groom and other guests feel at home. Touring the Arts Museums, performers and creators all paint a piece of the picture for art tourism in Kansas. Tour Kansas: Cruising up Top Kansas RV parks are all the rage for travelers passing through the Midwest. A Kansas Safari Martin and Osa Johnson leave a unique and inspiring legacy behind in Chanute. Our Town: Kansas City The risverside city offers a rich tapestry of up-close-and-personal arts, history and entertainment. Kodachrome Ends in Kansas Dwayne's Photo in Parsons reached celebrity status as it produced the treasured Kodachrome film for more than two decades. Taste of Kansas: A lesson in Cooking Classes inspire amateur chefs to celebrate the art of food with delicious creations. Milestone: Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy Recipe: Strawberry Cupcakes courtesy of Anne Dowell/Apron Strings and Whole Foods Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with Shitake Mushrooms Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2011-KANSAS/772/ Fall 2011 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2011-KANSAS/771/ Reasons We Love Kansas The seasonal sights and events in Kansas provide never-ending wonder, especially in fall. ~By Gloria Gale Waking up the B&B Bed-and-breakfasts see new trends in style and fare, pleasing guests seeking more than a good nights sleep. ~By Lisa Waterman-Gray Chefs a la Carte Four culinary stars serve delectable dishes. ~By Kimberly Winter Stern Tour Kansas:Traveling the Range, Once Again The Kansas 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive celebrates a long history along the Cox Trail. Kansas Garden Variety Lessons from the past thrive in a healing prairie garden. ~By Mary-Margaret Simpson Love Me Tender In the rarefied world of premium beef production, one Kansas company is leading the pack. ~By Gloria Gale Our Town: Winfield Through the eyes of an english student, Winfield is an all-encompassing home base. ~By Brodie Phillips Taste of Kansas: Kansas' Own Hoptopia Local brewers celebrate good beer and a traditional practice. ~By Katy Ibsen Milestone: MyKANSAS! Project winners! Recipe: New potato hash with Prosciutto and Smoked Pepper Jack from Pierre Street Inn, Tallgrass Beer-Mosa and Chocolate Chip stout Ice Cream with Lb. Brewing's Oatmeal Stout Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2011-KANSAS/771/ Winter 2011 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2011-KANSAS/770/ Reasons We Love Kansas Kansas is a winter wonderland that not only celebrates seasonal highlights, but also rejoices with its many unique characteristics and offerings. ~By Gloria Gale The Midwestern Melting Pot Kansas observes a global perspective with its many cultural communities~By multiple contributors Ballet Classic with a Kansas Twist From the prairie to the Capitol, the Nutcracker abounds in Kansas. ~By Amy Bickel, photos by Aaron East Kansas' Finest Meet some of the biggest supporters of Kansas. ~By Kim Gronniger, photos by Brian Lingle Senator Bob Dole A commentary on one of the most accomplished Kansans ~By William B. Lacy Our Town: Junction City A Midwest locale that really is that good ~By Kristen Kemmerling Tour Kansas: The Travel Log Kansas Travel Information Centers are portals to all the state has to offer~By Lou Ann Thomas, photos by Larry Harwood Taste of Kansas: Valentine's Diners Twirling stools, chocolate malts and a classic burger are still alive in Kansas ~By Cecilia Harris Milestone: Cathedral on the Plains Recipe: The Classic Chocolate Malt Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2011-KANSAS/770/ Spring 2012 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2012-KANSAS/769/ Reasons We Love Kansas The season's rejuvenating colors, scenes and offerings make spring a delightful time of year in Kansas ~By Gloria Gale Surpassing the Limits Kansas Adventure Racers bike, paddle and run for the finish line.~By Vince Merserko Happy Trails Discover diverse and scenic routes for equestrian trail riding ~By Carolyn Kaberline Our Town: WaKeeney Celebrating the past and present on the High Plains ~By Sarah Hawbaker Kayak Kansas Paddle your way around the Sunflower State ~By Susan Kraus Tour Kansas: For the Family Attractions for the whole gang abound this spring. ~By Liz Weslander The Farm Tour Agritourism is (re) introducing the public to agriculture~By Amber Brejcha Fraley Taste of Kansas: The Campfire The best cooking gigs take place in the great outdoors ~By Katherine Dinsdale Milestone: 5.4.7 Arts Center Recipes: Red Potato-Rosemary Hobo Packs & Pot O' Sausage Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2012-KANSAS/769/ Summer 2012 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2012-KANSAS/768/ Reasons We Love Kansas Summer is the perfect time to pay homage to our sunflower state-from fresh vegetables to road trips, we find plenty of reasons to celebrate the season. The Legendary Big Screen As drive-in theaters become a thing of the past, some Kansas proprietors believe the show must go on. The Sound of Summer As the season heats up, so do music festivals across Kansas. The Colors of Van Go Painting the Town red... and green, purple, yellow and blue Our Town: Phillipsburg A visit to this north-central Kansas town will feel like your first rodeo. Tour Kansas: Tour de art Kansas-style Discover mechanical marvels and whimsical creatures in this midwestern mecca for folk art Arty Party in NOTO Once-empty historic buildings in North Topeka are now the backdrop for a flourishing arts scene Healing Brush Strokes Kansas artist Wayne Clark finds painting to be a release after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Taste of Kansas: Brain Freeze! Three Kansas creameries rev up taste buds churning out handcrafted dairy delights scoop by scoop Milestone: Emma Chase Cafe Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2012-KANSAS/768/