Exploring Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto tour routes” like those that follow the Oregon Trail or Route 66. Every one of the 50 states has designated scenic byways within its borders, offering trip lengths, themes and features for virtually any vacationer.
The tallgrass prairie alone is worth the drive. But the small ranch towns steeped in history and charm enhance the allure of the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway in east-central Kansas.
Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies — we have some ideas for you. Google “benefits of adventure travel” and nearly 16,000 results pop up, including improved physical fitness and health, a boost in self-confidence and the development of stronger coping skills when dealing with life’s ups and downs. A sky or air adventure offers its participants a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the world below.