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Daytripper: Omaha’s outstanding offerings
June 18, 2012
Just about 200 miles away from Lawrence, Omaha, Neb., offers summer fun galore.
Daytripper: Downtown K.C. packed with activities
May 21, 2012
It happened 100 years ago, but the tragic impact of the sinking of the legendary ocean liner can still be felt by visitors touring “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” this spring and summer at Union Station in the heart of downtown Kansas City.
Break out of the vacation rut: Families track down alternatives to touristy trips
May 21, 2012
It’s possible your summer vacation plans for this year are already arranged and you are anxiously counting down the days until you depart. But if you’re still contemplating the perfect destination or how to spend your precious vacation time, then maybe these local residents might be an inspiration for mixing it up.
Daytripper: Take kids back to nature
April 16, 2012
Conservationists worry that nature-deprived children won’t grow up to be careful stewards of our planet without enough exposure to its dwindling resources — the plants and animals that need to be saved from extinction. Studies have shown that children who have an immersive experience in nature between the ages of 5 and 10 foster a deep love of the environment that they carry with them their entire lives.
Daytripper: Back to the future: 1950s All-Electric House is totally wired
March 19, 2012
Attention, harried housewives! Tired of doing everything by hand? Imagine a house with every modern, newfangled convenience, even a mangle iron!
Spring break daycations
You don’t have to go far for a trip that will entertain the kids
March 12, 2012
It’s that time of year again: spring break. Your kids have been infected with the dreaded “there’s-nothing-to-do-itis” instead of spring fever. As you listen to them whining the “nothing to do” chorus while simultaneously fighting over a Nintendo Wii game, you realize suddenly that you’ve all got to get out of the house or you’ll go mad.
100th season ahead for D.C.’s cherry blossom trees
March 5, 2012
Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years with its famous cherry blossom trees, and peak bloom season is just around the corner.
Daytripper: Make memories with your grandkids in Truman’s hometown
February 20, 2012
Intergenerational travel is a growing trend, and grandparents in Lawrence don’t have to stray too far from home to take the grandkids on a memorable adventure.
Daytripper: West started getting wild in St. Joseph, Mo.
January 16, 2012
This historic little town, whose motto is “Where the West Officially Started Getting Wild,” is filled with surprises. The Pony Express got its start in St. Joseph on April 3, 1860, and outlaw Jesse James met his end there when he was shot and killed on the same date 22 years later.
Man with explosives detained at airport
January 1, 2012
A man was detained Saturday after trying to go through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport with explosives in military-grade wrapping, federal and local officials said.
Analysis shows it’s never been safer to fly
December 31, 2011
Boarding an airplane has never been safer. The past 10 years have been the best in the country’s aviation history with 153 fatalities. That’s two deaths for every 100 million passengers on commercial flights, according to an Associated Press analysis of government accident data.
Holiday travelers can expect clear roads, more drivers and lower gas prices
December 20, 2011
More than 91.9 million Americans plan to travel around the 11 days that encompass the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, according to AAA. That’s a 1.4-percent increase from last year.
House voting to ease airport screening for troops
November 29, 2011
Military travelers on official duty would get a special preference to move through airport security checks faster under a bill before the House.
Daytripper: Can’t get enough of Christmas at Branson, Silver Dollar City
November 21, 2011
Lawrence is a fabulous town to live in, but it’s fun to get away every so often to explore new places, discover new things or just indulge in a little R&R. Daytripper will guide you to enjoyable day trips and weekend getaways from the Lawrence area, some of them off the beaten path. Want some ideas for family outings? Looking for female-friendly destinations for a mother-daughter trip? How about a list of places where you can take your dog? Daytripper will scout out the best locations for your road trips, so all you have to do is hop in the car and play “I Spy.”
Amtrak prepares for Thanksgiving travel rush
November 7, 2011
Amtrak is preparing for Thanksgiving, the rail service’s busiest travel period of the year, with extra trains and rail cars added to routes through Chicago, the Midwest and other regions.