Do you have a fourth grader this year? "Every Kid in a Park" is an annual program of the U.S. government that provides free passes to National Parks for fourth grade students. The program was established to allow fourth graders and their … [Read more...] about 4th graders (and their families) can get in free to National Parks
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Here's a big deal: The National Park Service offers four fee-free days in 2019. On these FREE days at U.S. National Parks, you'll pay nothing to get in to 133 national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the … [Read more...] about FREE Admission to America’s National Parks
From the Flint Hills to the sunflower fields, the waterfalls to the spectacular sunsets and beyond, Kansas is a beautiful state. There is so much to see and explore! One of the great things about our state is that so much … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip Travel Essentials
One of the best Kansas getaways (if you love the great outdoors) is Monument Rocks Chalk Pyramids and Lake Scott State Park. We visited one year in early July and it was a great family experience. It's not exactly a day trip from Wichita, … [Read more...] about Western Kansas Getaway: Monument Rocks and Lake Scott State Park
Here's a free family getaway you'll be remembering long after its done. If you live in Wichita or nearby, you have an easy drive to see and experience something rare and unique. This is also a really fun and educational day trip! At the … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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 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
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