<![CDATA[Travel News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Travel 60 ‘Vacation brain’ can be dangerous for travelers in national parks http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article22153692.html#storylink=rss Extreme behaviors by people like Dean Potter that end in death may generate headlines, but routine behaviors inside the parks’ extreme environs cause the most trouble.

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What’s new at theme parks this summer: Coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21590100.html#storylink=rss From a Fast & Furious ride in California to an interactive dark ride in St. Louis, there is no shortage of thrills to be had at theme parks this year.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:06:00 CDT

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Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach’s list http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21589740.html#storylink=rss On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park near Waikiki was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches compiled by a coastal science professor known as Dr. Beach. Professor Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University compiles the list of best public in the United States using 50 criteria, including best sand and water quality, environmental management and amenities.

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How well do you know your odd sites and sights in Missouri and Kansas? http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21302373.html#storylink=rss For our summer travel guide, we set out to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas, and we found quite a few. To whet your appetite, we present our “That’s Odd!” scavenger hunt (or you can cheat and just read all the stories).

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A Precious Moments Chapel and Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady) await visitors to Carthage and Branson http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20685036.html#storylink=rss On the way to that Ozarks resort this summer, you could put it on cruise control and never look left or right, but then you’d miss the oddly fun stuff well worth a pause in southwest Missouri: a museum with hundreds of toasters and ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ truck, for instance.

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Cold War missile site now a cozy underground home http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20681046.html#storylink=rss Self-described ’60s peaceniks Ed and Dianna Peden live in a decommissioned Cold War-era missile site outside Topeka.

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One of the prettiest potties in the nation awaits visitors to Lucas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20678646.html#storylink=rss A town known for its grassroots arts and artists couldn’t have just any old public restroom. So the townsfolk created one that will have you flush with excitement.

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Old ‘lunatic asylum’ is an informative museum in St. Joseph http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20674881.html#storylink=rss The Glore Psychiatric Museum, opened in 1968 in St. Joseph, is housed in the former administration building of the hospital known originally as State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.

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Travel Q+A: Airlines aren’t liable for lost electronics, so don’t check if possible http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20433393.html#storylink=rss Also: Banks can help travelers with ATM cards for international travel; how to do the Caribbean on the cheap.

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Wilson, Kansas, is egg-static about its giant Czech-themed egg http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20670807.html#storylink=rss The town of about 800 folks that calls itself the “Czech capital of Kansas” has been painting the 7,000-pound hollow orb, which stands 25 feet tall and is 15 feet in diameter.

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The devil is in the details in this Garden of Eden http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20667597.html#storylink=rss Artist and social commentator S.P. Dinsmoor knew exactly what he was doing when he built an attraction that people couldn’t resist in this small Kansas town.

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Remnants of German POW camp conjure Sunflower State’s WWII history http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20679336.html#storylink=rss On a rural road north of Concordia stands the remains of a camp that you might not have learned about in Kansas history class.

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Photo gallery: Airline museum preserves an era when air travel was glorious http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21380181.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:18:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21380181.html Photo gallery: All-Electric House is a dream of the 1950s http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21377160.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:38:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21377160.html Back to the future: All-Electric House in Shawnee shows 1950s’ dreams http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20683146.html#storylink=rss The marvel of the 1950s is on display: Johnson County’s All-Electric House.

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Photo gallery: At Puppetry Arts Institute in Independence, you can see and make puppets http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21297540.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:33:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21297540.html Must-have travel apps http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21673677.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:15:08 CDT By INGRID SIMONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21673677.html 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial postponed as accused too sick http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21460590.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:08 CDT dpa]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21460590.html Disneyland prepares for crush of visitors during 60th anniversary celebration http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21408876.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 16:35:07 CDT By HUGO MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21408876.html When air travel was glorious: Airline museum at Wheeler Downtown Airport is a trip http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20659206.html#storylink=rss From a biplane to a Lockheed Connie, the National Airline History Museum offers glimpses of air travel in almost every decade of the 20th century.

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At Puppetry Arts Institute in Independence, you can see and make puppets http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20673357.html#storylink=rss Hazelle Rollins’ company, Hazelle Inc., became world famous for the puppets it made in Kansas City. Its best-selling puppet was a fellow in a red cap and a red-and-white polka-dotted outfit: Teto the clown.

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Calling all phone fans: The Museum of Independent Telephony has your number http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20663538.html#storylink=rss You just might LOL at the backstory of this phone museum, if you stop texting long enough to learn it.

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The Greyhound Hall of Fame keeps spirit of this fast-paced sport alive http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20671563.html#storylink=rss Be ready to be greeted at the door by the two dogs who call this place home, retired racers Gary and Jade.

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5 food mashups to sample this summer in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20530335.html#storylink=rss Send your tastebuds on an adventure by trying one of these unusual mashups: fried chicken and doughnuts, anyone?

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Enter The Star’s 2015 Summer Travel Photo Contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article20660055.html#storylink=rss A first-place prize of $50 will be awarded in each of three categories: local, national and international. Photos taken between Memorial Day and Labor Day are accepted.

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'Disneyland: The Exhibit' takes a ride through 60 years of history http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274272.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 07:10:07 CDT By TODD MARTENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274272.html Venture out of Old Havana for a verdant, flower-infused landscape http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274257.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 07:10:06 CDT By ALICE SHORT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274257.html Foreign Correspondence: Find adventures from the Black Sea to Siberia http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274200.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 07:09:17 CDT By JOHN BORDSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274200.html Florida theme parks: Get ready for a wild ride http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274047.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 07:05:11 CDT By MARJIE LAMBERT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274047.html Visiting the new Key West http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274050.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 07:05:11 CDT By SHAYNE BENOWITZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article21274050.html