KU professor appointed executive editor of Ugandan newspaper
January 26, 2014
Malcolm Gibson, a retired Kansas University journalism professor, is a self-proclaimed “Africanist.” He traveled to the continent in 1969, ‘71 and ‘93. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, interviewed Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and hitchhiked over much of east Africa, finding stories along the way. Starting next month, Gibson will fulfill a lifelong dream of living in the place that he has studied, traveled and adored. By Nikki Wentling
Lawrence women find new challenge in Mt. Kilimanjaro
January 18, 2014
Finishing an Ironman triathlon versus summiting the world’s tallest free-standing peak? Both difficult, but totally different, say two Lawrence women who can now compare the two. By Sara Shepherd
Topeka’s first flight to Chicago lifting off as planned despite winter storm
January 6, 2014
Despite the winter storm that blasted Chicago over the weekend and continuing subzero temperatures, Topeka Regional Airport’s inaugural flight to the Windy City will take off as planned Tuesday. By Sara Shepherd
Fly Topeka? Lawrence residents soon will have two nearby options for travel
December 29, 2013
Need to fly to Chicago or beyond? Lawrence residents soon will have an alternative to Kansas City International Airport: Topeka Regional Airport. Locals say convenience of the smaller airport is enticing but — being roughly halfway between the two — choosing Topeka over Kansas City will come down to whether flight times fit with their travel plans. By Sara Shepherd
Deer mating season means drivers should beware
October 14, 2013
This time of year, deer have one thing on their minds — and it’s not avoiding a confrontation with your front bumper. No, they’re looking for love. By Sara Shepherd
Hall Center fellow to give talk on long Kansas walk
September 16, 2013
Next week, this year’s Simons Public Humanities Fellow will give a talk on the cross-state trek that, as he puts it, “transformed him from a dyed-in-the-wool denizen of the East Coast into a most unlikely Kansan.”
Record-holding long-distance hiker to visit Lawrence, share stories from new book
September 1, 2013
The woman who hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 46 and a half days will visit Lawrence’s Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop this month.
Daytripper: Hunting for antiques
August 19, 2013
With so many antique malls and flea markets in the Kansas City metro area to choose from, the thrill of the hunt never ends.
Daytripper: There’s no place like Wamego
July 15, 2013
According to the Library of Congress, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) is the most-watched film ever, and the American Film Institute rates it the No. 1 fantasy film of all time. Who doesn’t want to go “somewhere over the Rainbow” when times get tough? Just a little over an hour’s drive from Lawrence, the Land of Oz beckons.
Daytripper: A day with the dinosaurs
June 17, 2013
If you’ve got a preschooler or early grade schooler, then the topic of dinosaurs probably looms large in your household. Increase your “cool quotient” with your own kids this summer by taking some Jurassic Journeys close to home.
Traveling light: Smart packing helps make the most of summer trips
June 3, 2013
Whether your upcoming summer vacation is long or short, active or leisurely, stateside or abroad, the same underlying principles of packing apply. Here are the best tips from a couple who’ve successfully packed for everything from a Kenyan adventure to a weekend in the city in just a carry-on bag. By Sara Shepherd
Daytripper: We’re in the money
May 20, 2013
Whether you think that money can buy happiness or believe that money is the root of all evil, there’s no denying that the subject of money (and their love/hate relationship with it) has fascinated people from the time of Aristotle. If you’re one of these people, there are a couple of places not far from Lawrence that will “show you the money.”
Daytripper: Anglophile alert in the heartland
April 15, 2013
Although your budget might not allow you to hop across the pond this spring, there are still places within an easy day’s drive of Lawrence where Anglophiles can get their British fix. By Nancy Pistorius
Daytripper: Hutchinson is out of this world
March 18, 2013
Although it’s less than three hours’ driving time away from Lawrence, Hutchinson offers such out-of-this-world experiences that you might as well be on another planet.
Lawrence professionals give spring break safety, health tips
February 26, 2013
Snow storms and cold weather make winter feel as if it’s never ending, but for many, spring break is only a few weeks away. The ways students prep for spring break aren’t always best for them, but professionals in Lawrence have healthier and safer alternatives to get ready for a week on the beach. By Meagan Thomas