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Celebrate Apples and History

Crisp fall weather is on its way and soon it will be time to celebrate a Topeka tradition for 36 years. The annual Apple Festival at Ward-Meade Park and Old Prairie Town is just around the corner.


Have You Made Your Travel Checklist?

School is getting ready to start and for many busy families that means scheduling last minute vacations. Whenever I take a trip, I always make a checklist of the things that I am going to need (or at least that I think I’m going to need). Every trip that I take, I feel like I […]

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Superhero Travel

Vacation with the superheroes when you travel to one of these great destinations. Oh, and be sure to pack your wrinkle-free cape and an extra pair of tights… maybe a magic lasso… an extra mask…

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Share Your Summer Travel Photos!

Share a snapshot of your vacation.


Kansas City Museums

Great museums are only a short distance away. Visit these attractions in nearby Kansas City!


Best Beaches

When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beach. Lying out on the sand, going swimming with my friends, or having a bonfire. The possibilities of what you can do on the beach are endless. Here are just a few of the fabulous places you can go and […]

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Western Vistas Historic Byway

Destination: The Western High Plains of Kansas

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Watch Whales in Tofino

Tofino on Vancouver Island has been a resource outpost, hippie enclave and now an eco-resort town, according the Lonely Planet guide on British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies. And it’s a great place to commune with nature in general and the gentle giants in particular.

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Take a Trip to Ireland!

It is Saint Patrick’s Day! As such, it bring to mind many things including clovers, the color green, and, of course, Ireland! In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re going to take an armchair trip to Ireland.   The Palace of the Boyne The Bru na Boinne, also known as the Boyne Palace or the […]


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