Jan. 30, 2014

Planning a Kansas excursion is easy with print, online tools

TOPEKA – The 2014 edition of “Kansas Outdoors,” the official guide to the Sunflower State’s outdoor destinations and experiences is now available. Published by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), “Kansas Outdoors” is crammed with 57 pages of stunning photographs and brief descriptions of a variety of outdoor opportunities, such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, boating, biking and Kansas Byway driving. For the truly adventurous, there is information on skydiving, endurance biking and kayaking. The guide also lists a large number of activities, events and places to experience.  

The “2014 Kansas Travel Guide” features more than 130 pages of stunning photography; brief stories about a variety of Kansas destinations, activities and events along with hundreds of listings for things to see and do and places to stay or eat. Subscribers to Kansas! magazine will find the travel guide bundled with their magazine.  

“Kansas Outdoors” and the “2014 Kansas Travel Guide” are perfect companions to KDWPT’s two websites – and, so the right tool to help adventurers explore the state is within easy reach. is a one-stop-shop for travelers. Aptly titled, “There’s No Place Like Kansas,” visitors can use the site to plan their trip, learn about a variety of activities, events, dining and lodging options, subscribe toKansas!magazine and locate places to buy Kansas products. Special deals and coupons are even available for a number of destinations and dining, shopping and lodging locations. also features information devoted to the Flint Hills, Kansas Byways, Agritourism and the Kansas River National Water Trail. Kansas travel industry professionals can use to reach a wide audience. offers a “boat load” of helpful content for the outdoor enthusiast, including important information on hunting, fishing, boating, the state parks and purchasing licenses and permits.     

“Kansas Outdoors” and “Kansas Travel Guide” are free, and a free official Kansas travel map is included with all orders. To request a guide, visit and click on the Travel Guide photo at the top of the page, or call 1-800-2Kansas or email