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 ro...

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Once a Dusty Western Cow Town, 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 …

Venerable Pinehurst Still One Nation’s Top Golf Meccas

By Ken Mink PINEHURST, N. C. – Earlier this summer the golf world was focused on this little village in the Sandhills of North Carolina, with hundreds of thousands of people showing up to watch the best golfers from around numerous continents – the U. S. Open championships for men and women. For consecutive weeks golf fans were treated to …

SANTEE: A Little Dot on the Map, But a Big American Golf Value

              By Ken Mink SANTEE, S. C. – To serious golfers such names as Myrtle Beach, Pinehurst, Hilton Head, etc., are magical locales held in high regard – places where birdies and bogies are a way of life. These places are great if your pocketbook can handle them. But what about Santee? San–what, you might say. Look on a South …