By Ken Mink KANSAS CITY – If you have ever wanted to be a pirate, or perhaps a castaway on a beautiful Pacific island, or maybe even a great hunter exploring the wilds of the Serengeti – well, you can be all that and more at a unique fantasy theme inn here. Chateau Elan is a beautiful stone structure filled with 62 rooms of fanciful delight, with 24 rooms that would do justice to a romantic movie set. This is a place where dreams are realized, at least in part. Guests can choose from a dozen different room setting...

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Unique Kansas City Inn Helps Guests Live Out Their Fantasies — From Piracy and Explorers to Jesse James

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Kansas City Has Evolved Into Midwest’s Hottest Fun Spot

By Ken Mink KANSAS CITY – Once a dusty cow town serving as a major stockyards shipping point for cattle en route to Chicago packing plants, Kansas City has become a modern city that in recent years has earned the title of “The Midwest’s Hottest Fun Spot.” Tourists by the hundreds of thousands continue to pour into the city to …

Pinehurst, N, C., Is More Than Golf: Beauty, Charm and History Abound

 The Magnolia Hotel in Pinehurst By Ken Mink PINEHURST, N. C. –  Golf is king in this picturesque little village nestled in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, but it is worth taking a trip here even if you don’t know a four-iron from a sand wedge. The village is much like what many small towns are like in …