Last summer, my sister and I packed up the kids and went on some fantastic day trips from Wichita. On our first Kansas road trip of the summer, we visited Mushroom Rock State Park and Kanopolis Lake State Park. Mushroom Rock State … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Mushroom Rock State Park & Kanopolis Lake State Park
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About an hour north of Wichita, the buffalo roam (bison, really - and elk too) at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. It shares a boundary with McPherson State Fishing Lake, so this is a great two-for-one family road trip! :) Check out our … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and McPherson State Fishing Lake
This was one of the most spectacular things I've seen in Kansas. Deep in the Kansas Flint Hills - but not very far from Wichita - you can visit Chase State Fishing Lake and see the waterfalls. Important Kansas disclaimer: Waterfalls … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Chase State Fishing Lake and Waterfalls
Sometimes you just need to get out of town and get back to nature. On one of our Kansas Road Trips, we took a day trip to see the waterfall at Cowley State Fishing Lake. On the way there, we stopped at Henry's Candy Co. in Dexter, … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Henry’s Candy Co. in Dexter, Kansas
Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can receive an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for FREE (an $80 value). The pass grants them access to more than 2,000 national parks, … [Read more...] about Military families get free annual pass to national parks
Though a hefty number of National Parks are free for all, many still charge a fee. And with the coffers a bit low, NPS is raising entry prices across the board. Now comes word that what used to be one the best deals around is about to be a … [Read more...] about Act fast! National Parks Lifetime Passes for seniors soon jump from $10 to $80
Lodging is one of the biggest expenses when you go on vacation, so it pays to learn a few tips for getting the best rate at hotels. Having worked in the sales office of a local hotel, I know this: Room rates are not set in … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – Tips for Getting the Best Rate at Hotels
Here’s one of my best tips for saving money on summer vacations: Check out the state and local tourism resources at your destination and pick up free travel guides. It seems obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Those organizations … [Read more...] about Getaways on the Cheap: FREE Kansas Guide Books, Map
In this age of discount travel websites and Groupon Getaways, most of us take to the Internet to plan our vacations. But does the DIY approach always save us more money? Perhaps, but in all of our bargain hunting, it may pay off to call … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – Can a Travel Agent Save You Money?
It's almost summer travel season, when many of us are looking for options to get out of town. After 4 years of staycationing here in the ICT, I think I'm ready to go on a road trip. Of course, if we do that it's going to have to be one of … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – How to Save Money on Road Trips
Are you looking for a fun getaway for the family before school starts? I've heard good things about the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchinson (they say they have the best fireworks show you'll ever see), which begins this week with the … [Read more...] about Free Admission to the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchinson
On Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, dads get a FREE All-Day Mission Pass to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center with the purchase of a second All-Day Mission Pass. The All-Day Mission Pass includes the Hall of Space Museum, an IMAX® … [Read more...] about FREE All-Day Mission Pass to KS Cosmosphere for Dads
Advance reservations are required for this free screening of the documentary Happy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children aged 12 and over are welcome to … [Read more...] about Free Film Screening 650 Feet Underground
Since I know a few people who are going, I thought other Wichitans might be interested in this tip from Kansas City on the Cheap on how to get discounted tickets for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Huzzah! (Whatever that means. … [Read more...] about Discounted Tickets to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Check out this post from Kansas City on the Cheap to find out how military and public safety personnel can get in to Worlds of Fun for free. … [Read more...] about Military and Public Safety Get in Free to Worlds of Fun