Category: Kansas

Backroads: Road Triping with Dogs – Stop No. 4

Traveling with dogs is fantastic but it can make things a little bit tricky. This is for a number of reasons. All the stops have to be dog friendly or the weather has to be cool enough that short periods in the car are okay. Also you want them to be comfortable too and the

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Backroads: Stop No.3 Mullinville, KS

The artist that created these signs passed in 2017 but his art outside of Mullinville, Kansas is still creating waves. These signs, art pieces, are meant to be loud comments on various topics – mostly political. I find them crude and rude, however, they are also a non-violent form of political commentary. Commentary aside they

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Backroads: Sustainable Travel – Stop No. 2

I’m doing this a bit out of order but I feel like it is an important thing to consider when on a road trip. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like the little things that we try to change do much but every little bit makes a difference. Here are some easy things you can do to

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Backroads: Guidebooks

For a long time I had mixed feelings about travel guidebooks because I didn’t want to visit anywhere that was too popular and crowed but I didn’t want to miss anything either. Now after having travelled considerably more I have grown to appreciate them. The one main drawback from guidebooks is that they can be

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Backroads Road Trip: Finding Sights Off the Beaten Path

In this time of social distanced travel and of people making a lifestyle of living in redone vans and buses there is an appeal to the open road. A desire to find those best hidden places that others don’t know exist or are too busy to stop for a moment to experience. I spoke a

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2020 In Review

This year has not been what I expected it to be. Trips had to changed, cancelled and limited to places we could social distance. Despite that I still had some amazing experiences. Trips: Wimberley Central Kansas Pacific Northwest For all these trips we did our best to social distance or we visited at non peak

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Central Kansas In Review

This trip to Kansas was so much fun. It allowed us to visit a portion of the state that we hadn’t seen much of before. Kansas Cities: Lindsborg Marquette Kansas Sightseeing: Introduction Carriage Crossing Cosmosphere Mushroom Rock State Park Coronado Heights Kansas Motorcycle Museum Road Trip Home: Part I Part II Part III There are

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part II

After leaving Andale we headed south towards Wichita, Kansas with a particular goal in mind – to visit the Keeper of the Plains. This magnificent statue stands at the joining to the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. In the evening this massive statue is ringed in fire, we unfortunately did not get to see the

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