Up To Date
11:44 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Best Travel Apps For Your Summer Excursions

No matter where we go, our smartphones are a constant presence. Steve Kraske gets some good travel app recommendations on Friday's 'Up to Date.'
Credit David Goehring / Flickr-CC

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.

In the first half of Friday's Up to Date, guest Dustin Jacobsen joins Steve Kraske with his recommendations for travel apps to help with everything from currency conversion to finding good hotel deals.


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Up to Date
10:09 am
Thu January 30, 2014

On The Road With William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-Moon joins Steve Kraske to discuss his latest book and his career.

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.

In the first part of Thursday's Up to Date, we sit down with the New York Times best-selling author to talk about that fateful trip and his career since.


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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Cruising The Country, Southeast To Northwest

Philip Caputo is the author of The Longest Road.

Ever dreamed of cruising across the United States with a retro Airstream trailer named Ethel? What about making that journey in your 70s?
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Up to Date
12:03 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Your Road Trip Memories

The interstate highway system makes road trips from state to state relatively hassle free. (Interstate highway signs in Utah.)
Credit Garrett-CC

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?

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Mark Sedenquist, the editor of RoadTrip America, gives you tips for you're next trek across the highways of America. 

Here are tips and advice from Sedenquist for the next time you plan that long trip in the car:

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Central Standard
11:01 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Your Guide To Quirky Day Trips In Kansas And Missouri

Matfield Station in Matfield Green, Kan. is a small retreat that looks out over the BNSF train tracks.
Matt Kleinmann Matt Kleinmann Photography

From the hair museum, to the bridge to nowhere and Big Brutus, there are some interesting and even bizarre things to see and do in Missouri and Kansas.  

So grab the kids and a cooler, and take a day trip to one (or more) of these quirky destinations in our corner of the Midwest.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Troubleshooting Your Travels

Rudy Maxa in Florence, Italy.

Ever had one of those vacations where nothing seems to go right? Your luggage gets lost, the reservation’s for the wrong day, and you accidentally asked for a sub-compact car for your family of five?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Around The World With A Camera

Ride the rails through Vietnam
Catherine Karnow

From the Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam, National Geographic travel photographer Catherine Karnow has been around the world to capture its images with her camera.

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Central Standard Fridays
9:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Food Critics: Destination Dining

Justice Drugstore dessert
Willowtree2005 flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, 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.

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Up to Date
5:00 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists

Philosopher Alain de Botton says it’s time for those who believe in religion and those who don’t to stop denigrating each other and find common ground on art, community and morality.

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Up to Date
12:59 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Travel As A Political Act

It's easy to vilify an entire country because of its political leadership. But don't you think it'd be interesting to explore the Middle Eastern treasures of Iran or visit the southeast Asian jewel of Vietnam?

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KCI Airport
12:44 am
Fri November 25, 2011

KCI Easy For Thanksgiving Travelers

Travel from KCI the day before Thanksgiving; relatively stress-free.Photo by Laura Ziegler

Kansas City, Missouri – While airline industry officials nationally expect a drop in the number of people flying this holiday season, that's not supposed to be the case at KCI. The Kansas Aviation Department say almost 400 thousand will be travelling through the Kansas City airport this holiday season.

As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend began,most said their experiences were good, that lines were not long, and that the delays were much shorter than they'd expected.

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Central Standard
1:00 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Using Technology To Travel

Ed Yourdon Flickr

If you have a smartphone, it probably goes everywhere with you… but, what if you’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 Computer Guys as they search for the best ways to avoid technology snafus on your travels abroad.

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