Tag: Road Trip

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Backroads: Planning and the First Stop

Keltin and I typically road trip while on the way to a bigger adventure. We make the journey as important as the destination. Ask yourself: where do you want to go? Is this road trip part of a bigger trip? Is it a there and back trip? Is road tripping your new nomadic life style?

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Backroads Road Trip: Finding Sights Off the Beaten Path

In this time of social distanced travel and of people making a life style 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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Central Kansas: Road Trip Part I

Keltin and I had had a ton of fun exploring central Kansas but we wanted a few more adventures before getting home. Between a United States road atlas and a copy of The Kansas Guidebook 2 we mapped out our route home with some fun stops along the way. A GPS maybe able to tell

Continue reading

Central Kansas: Carriage Crossing

If you want to know what sparked this most recent trip to Kansas it was the lure of the cinnamon rolls served at Carriage Crossing in Yoder, Kansas. As much of a myth a face sized cinnamon rolls may seem, these aren’t. What they are is delicious. I didn’t even order my own, I snagged

Continue reading

Texas Tid-Bit

While looking through photos and journal entries wondering what I had that I could talk about while traveling is closed I came across these photos. On one of our many trips to and from Kansas we stopped at Collingsworth Pioneer Park. It sits about 40 minutes north of Childress, TX along highway 83. The best

Continue reading

Weekend Wanderings: To Kansas

Keltin and I recently made a weekend trip up to Kansas for a good friend’s wedding. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a blast. On the drive up I insisted that we stop to take pictures if we saw anything neat. Well, not 5 minutes later we came across these old buildings and

Continue reading