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Kansas Trail Guide: The Best Hiking, Biking and Riding in the Sunflower State

2016 Kansas Notable Book Award WinnerKTG Cover

Guidebook on the trails of Kansas along with a companion website on the best of Kansas on and off the trail:

Published by University Press of Kansas in spring 2015

“Grab your binoculars, camera and lunch, pack up the family, and let the Conards lead you on an adventure. Whether you prefer exploring by foot, bike or horseback, this extensive guide showcases the best of natural Kansas. You’ll be amazed at what you find!” —Bob Gress, Director emeritus of Great Plains Nature Center

“With photos, maps, and detailed descriptions, this book will take you down trails that you’ll never forget. Hike ’em, bike ’em, ride a horse on ’em. Grab this book and get out there.” —Rex Buchanan, Director of Kansas Geological Survey. Reviews here.

Travel Writing

Destination guides, hotel profiles, travel essays, personal essays

Publications include: 7×7, BBC Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure, PopSugar, and more

Lifestyle & News

Articles about TV shows, politics, retail, wellness, news, and more

Publications include: The List, California Adventure Sports Journal, PopSugar

Op-Eds, Books Reviews, and Devotionals

Op-eds about life in Kansas and in England, book reviews, and devotionals for kids & young adults