When you get an unusual—but safe—opportunity to explore small-town America during a global pandemic, what do you do? You dive right in, of course! …So there I was, gearing up to attend my all-time favorite Wanderful event, the Women In Travel Summit. And Wanderful is offering a ton of virtual tours and press trips, because it’s all the rage in travel right now. So I applied to check out Lawrence, Kansas. And I was ultimately selected. How does a virtual tour or press trip even work? What do you do? I mean… WHAT? Well, friends—keep on reading and learn all about it.
WHY LAWRENCE, KANSAS?
Because it’s everything Global Debauchery is all about. I’m 1000% into promoting unexpected destinations. And creating memories and experiences where you might not otherwise think to look for them. Whether it’s Lincoln, Nebraska; Franklin, Tennessee; or… Lawrence, Kansas. And why the hell not? Were you busy traveling somewhere else during your pandemic? (Didn’t think so.)
Lawrence, Kansas is a city of about 95,000 residents and is a quick 40 minutes west of Kansas City. It’s home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University, the only inter-tribal university for Native Americans. It’s located right between the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, and its entire downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With vibrant art and music scenes to boot, what’s not to love?