Travel

Strictly recreational: At RV’s 100th anniversary, some Lawrence residents embrace the mobile lifestyle
September 6, 2010
Ah, the open road. It’s been calling to those with a sense of adventure since the earliest days of the automobile.
Worth the trip: Penzeys Spices
August 29, 2010
Penzey’s Spices is an olfactory amusement park, taking customers on a scent-sational ride from subtle and sweet to peppery and pungent.
Get your cowboy on in Abilene
August 23, 2010
Late summer in Kansas is the perfect time for a road trip. For less than a two-hour car ride I was able to experience an authentic Midwest tradition, genuine presidential museum and one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Architecture, all in one location.
Traveling with the stars: New services offer astrology, fortune-telling for trip plans
August 2, 2010
Imagine you’re signed up to use 10 vacation days at Christmas, and you’re trying to decide what to do with it.
Worth the trip: Red X
July 29, 2010
It’s not easy describing a place like Red X in Riverside, Mo. Even for the owner, Zeke Young. “Well, we’re the most unique store you’ll come into,” he laughs. “We’ve been here since 1948. We’ve got 90,000 square feet, and there’s just a little bit of everything. Plus, with all the collections and museum pieces, it’s just unique.”
Secrets to a healthier, happier vacation
July 24, 2010
When you’re leaving for vacation, one of the last things on your mind is your health — you’re too busy packing, wrapping up stuff at work and making arrangements for the neighbor to feed Fluffy while you’re away.
Obama’s Maine island long visited by rich, famous
July 18, 2010
Serving as a summer retreat for Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Morgans, this town and the surrounding area have long been known as a place where well-heeled and well-known visitors could beat the heat — and have their privacy respected.
‘Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ fans let the story guide them in Stockholm tour
July 13, 2010
Fans of the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson are getting lost in the Swedish countryside, searching for the quaint town of Hedestad featured in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The problem is, it doesn’t exist.
‘Are we there yet?’ Travel experts offer tips for going on trips with kids
July 12, 2010
If vacations were all about the destination, they really would be the easiest way to relax and have fun. But most destinations come with a car ride, stint in the airport or travel of some exhausting sort.
On vacation, tech-loving families find it hard to unplug
July 4, 2010
Two hours into another day of his family’s beach vacation, Brandon Hubacher had sent 50 text messages to his friends back home.
Greater number of holiday travelers expected on the road this weekend
July 1, 2010
AAA reports that 40.3 million Americans will be expected to travel at least 50 miles from their homes during this holiday weekend, a 2.8 percent increase from a year ago.
MSNBC names Lawrence one of top U.S. college towns
June 25, 2010
MSNBC.com named Lawrence as one of its nine favorite college towns in the U.S., placing it in the same league as some of the more renowned university communities in the country.
Trip preparation spending puts dent in budget
June 23, 2010
It’s finally here; by the time you read this I will be soaking up the sun in the Caribbean. That doesn’t sound very frugal, you say? It most certainly is! And it most certainly isn’t.
Cheap tricks for travelers
May 31, 2010
Between Mother Earth and human foibles, vacation planning can be a big gamble. There are several things you can control, however, when planning your summer vacation.
Road-trip radio
A guide to podcasts to make your summer drives fly by
May 30, 2010
Whether or not you appreciate the window views on your road trips this summer, those three-, five-, 10-plus-hour stints in the car sure are a lot more enjoyable if they fly by. For my money, loading up on free podcasts before you hit the road is the best way to make trips fly by…