travel http://kcur.org en The Best Travel Apps For Your Summer Excursions http://kcur.org/post/best-travel-apps-your-summer-excursions <p></p><p>The summer months are fast approaching, which means summer vacations are too. Whether you're taking a day trip or an international excursion, travel apps can take some of the burdens of planning, booking, even packing, off your shoulders.</p><p>In the first half of Friday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, guest <strong>Dustin Jacobsen&nbsp;</strong>joins Steve Kraske&nbsp;with his recommendations for travel apps to help with everything from currency conversion to finding good hotel deals.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:44:47 +0000 Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Cody Newill 56226 at http://kcur.org The Best Travel Apps For Your Summer Excursions On The Road With William Least Heat-Moon http://kcur.org/post/road-william-least-heat-moon <p>After losing his job and his first wife, William Least Heat-Moon needed to do some soul searching. Thirteen thousand miles and dozens of no-name towns later, he had plenty of stories to tell.</p><p>In the first part of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with the <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author to talk about that fateful trip and his career since.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:09:29 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 49692 at http://kcur.org On The Road With William Least Heat-Moon Cruising The Country, Southeast To Northwest http://kcur.org/post/cruising-country-southeast-northwest <div>Ever dreamed of cruising across the United States with a retro Airstream trailer named Ethel? What about making that journey in your 70s?</div><p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40898 at http://kcur.org Cruising The Country, Southeast To Northwest Your Road Trip Memories http://kcur.org/post/your-road-trip-memories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did your car break down five miles away from the closest gas station? Did you pass the time by playing the license plate game? What unexpected discoveries did you make while traveling America’s roads?</span></p><p>On Tuesday's <em>Up to Date</em>, <strong>Mark Sedenquist</strong>, the editor of <a href="http://www.roadtripamerica.com/" target="_blank">RoadTrip America</a>, gives you tips for you're next trek across the highways of America.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are tips and advice from Sedenquist for the next time you plan that long trip in the car:</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:03:54 +0000 Kaitlin Brennan & Elizabeth Alex 39471 at http://kcur.org Your Road Trip Memories Your Guide To Quirky Day Trips In Kansas And Missouri http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-quirky-day-trips-kansas-and-missouri <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;">From the hair museum, to the bridge to nowhere and Big Brutus, there are some interesting&nbsp;and even bizarre things to see and do in Missouri and Kansas. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:01:45 +0000 Bill Anderson & Ross Stinemetz 39229 at http://kcur.org Your Guide To Quirky Day Trips In Kansas And Missouri Troubleshooting Your Travels http://kcur.org/post/troubleshooting-your-travels <p>Ever had one of those vacations where <strong>nothing seems to go right</strong>? Your <strong>luggage gets lost</strong>, the reservation’s for <strong>the wrong day</strong>, and you accidentally asked for a sub-compact car for your family of five? Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34082 at http://kcur.org Troubleshooting Your Travels Around The World With A Camera http://kcur.org/post/around-world-camera <p>From the <strong>Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam</strong>, National Geographic travel photographer <strong>Catherine Karnow</strong> has been around the world to capture its images with her camera. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Suzanne Hogan 33648 at http://kcur.org Around The World With A Camera Food Critics: Destination Dining http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-destination-dining <p>Coming up on <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday"><em>Central Standard Friday</em></a>, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots outside the KC metro area for dining -- including Baldwin City, Leavenworth, Atchison, and Rocheport.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:42:05 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 19430 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Destination Dining Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists http://kcur.org/post/philosopher-alain-de-botton-religion-atheists <p>Philosopher <strong>Alain de Botton</strong> says it&rsquo;s time for those who believe in religion and those who don&rsquo;t to stop denigrating each other and find common ground on art, community and morality. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:00:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Brian Ellison 14080 at http://kcur.org Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists Travel As A Political Act http://kcur.org/post/travel-political-act <p>It's easy to vilify an entire country because of its political leadership. But don't you think it would be interesting to explore the Middle Eastern treasures of Iran, visit the southeast Asian jewel of Vietnam, or trek through the jungles of the former war-torn Nicaragua?</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:59:14 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13348 at http://kcur.org Travel As A Political Act KCI Easy For Thanksgiving Travelers http://kcur.org/post/kci-easy-thanksgiving-travelers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1258e20419-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1258e20419-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1258e20419-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-994996.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – As airport officials get into their busiest season, they say they're adding personnel to make sure traffic and travelers move smoothly.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:44:13 +0000 Laura Ziegler 8418 at http://kcur.org KCI Easy For Thanksgiving Travelers Using Technology To Travel http://kcur.org/post/using-technology-travel <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; ">If you have a smartphone, it probably goes everywhere with you&hellip; but, what if you&rsquo;re leaving the country? Can you charge your iPad in Costa Rica? And much will your mobile phone company charge for roaming in Malaysia? Join the<a href="http://kcur.org/term/computer-guys"> <strong>Computer Guys</strong></a> as they search for the best ways to avoid technology snafus on your travels abroad.</span></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 14117 at http://kcur.org Using Technology To Travel