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Episode 11: Discovering Rural Kansas with Marci Penner

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This week on the pod, Melissa and Boyce talk about some strategies for making sure you get the best deal on your vacation. Melissa suggests it is a great time to sit down with your family and start making a list of places you’d like to visit and when you’d like to do so. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and having some discussions with your family ahead of time will help you jump on a great deal when it pops up.

Boyce chats about his strategy for booking cheap flights as well as which airlines he can tolerate and what discount airline he refuses to book.

They then welcome Marci Penner from the Kansas Sampler Foundation to the pod. The Kansas Sampler Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to “preserve and sustain rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and networking and supporting rural communities. The goal is to keep every town viable that shows the will and spirit to help itself.”

Marci tells us about researching the book and some of the places she and her colleague WenDee LaPlant visited along the way. She tells about how you can honk your horn and get a carousel ride at a home in the town of Wilmore, Kan., as well as some of the ethnically diverse culinary delights around the state. Finally, for Kansas fans, she explains why you’ll see people placing pennies on Phog Allen’s grave.

You can get the book through the Kansas Sampler Foundation website or one of the vendors listed on their website:

You can follow Marci on Twitter:

Our graphic is thanks to the fine folks at Mind + Matter.

Our music is Clap Guitar Rock 4 by AudioDragon licensed through Audiojungle.

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