Kansas City

Two fish tales top my list of best travel moments and memories in 2013

From Biloxi, Mississippi, to Ketchikan, Alaska, 2013 produced a couple of big fish and plenty of unforgettable travel moments.

Get in on the bidding action as Friday's deadline for deals approaches in online travel auction

Okay, travel fans. It’s time to get in on the bidding action for travel deals and discounts on dozens of getaways and other travel-related items up for grabs in an annual online travel auction sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers. The deadline is 11:45 p.m., Friday, and,  as a longtime member of SATW, I’ve learned … Continue Reading →

National WWI Museum in Kansas City brings war into focus

It would be a pity to let Veterans Day go by without mentioning my recent moving visit to the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. It’s definitely worth a stop, especially as the 100th anniversary of the start of the so-called “War to End All Wars” or “Great War” approaches in July 2014. … Continue Reading →

Kansas City unleashes 'The Beast' for Halloween

Julie Henning thought she’d be touring historic homes that were haunted when friends persuaded her to join them on a late-night, pre-Halloween excursion this month while attending a business conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Instead, she and her colleagues battled “The Beast,” one of America’s largest haunted house attractions. Located in a creaky. five-story warehouse in the city’s … Continue Reading →