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As a Kansas native, I've traveled to Topeka a handful of times in my life. I've often traveled through Topeka, but our family decided to explore thecapital city a little this summer. The fact that it is just a...
Are you a thrill seeker looking for new date ideas?  Does your family love adventures?  Are you looking for your next adrenaline rush? We've rounded up theme and amusement parks within a 5 hour drive of Wichita.  Whether you're...
Newton, Kansas is just big enough to have fun stuff to do and eat, and just small enough to make a cozy community. It’s about 25 minutes north of Wichita on I-135, and has some unique day trip opportunities...
Over spring break, my husband, 2 kids, and I visited Acorns Resort at Milford Lake. Just about 2 hours away from Wichita, this location has all you need for outdoorsy lakeside fun with the family! Accommodations: The resort is expansive with...
Who else remembers the days of Barnacle Bill’s FantaSea, Wichita’s very own water park?  From personal experience, it had that summer birthday “it factor.”  Since FantaSea’s closing in 2000, Wichita has filled the gap with staples such as the...
My family decided to go to Universal Orlando with just 2 months to plan. We went to Disneyworld several years ago, so we wondered if we would be able to have fun experiences at Universal Orlando with such little...
Kansas summers are H-O-T, and what better way to stay cool than to splash around, take a dip in a local pool, or head to the beach! The Wichita area has some great lakes to explore with the family,...
We recently embarked on a 20+ hour (each way!) road trip.  We knew we'd need some things to keep us occupied, so although we allowed our kids some screen time and plenty of conversation time along the way, we...
I don’t know about you, but being quarantined has me jonesing for adventure — a picturesque landscape to visit and explore. I love the mountains, but living here in central Kansas, it’s pretty flat.  Luckily, there are several areas within...
Waterfalls in Kansas? Yes! There are waterfalls near Wichita. You may be surprised to hear there are many gorgeous waterfalls you can visit across the state. In fact, there are five that are two hours or less away from...
When my children were toddlers, travelling wasn't something that our family enjoyed. My kids really thrived in the familiar, and travelling was stressful despite the moments of fun we experienced. I'm thankful we continued to road trip several times...
We see it all the time, "We have friends/family visiting Wichita, and we want to show them the BEST our city has to offer! What should we do? Where should we eat? HELP!" Well worry no more - and bookmark...
Last spring break, our family road tripped to Utah to explore in and around Zion National Park, and let me tell you, this is a must for families! My husband is the outdoorsy one of the bunch, and this...
We are often asked for our favorite weekend getaways and day trips from Wichita, so we have compiled a list of suggestions straight from local moms. We love nothing more than to shake things up a bit by hopping...

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