Author archives: Leah DiPietro

Over 62? Get Your "America the Beautiful" Pass

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Did you know that it’s possible for seniors age 62 and up to obtain a lifetime pass to all federal lands? Known as the “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass,” this pass provides lifetime access and discounts on some amenities in more[...]

NWA Culinary Summit Set for Oct. 5-7

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will host the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Culinary Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bentonville Through a combination of lecture and hands-on culinary instruction, attendees will learn how to prepare low-cost, delicious, and culturally-relevant meals at Brightw[...]

Your August "Bucket List" for the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Where did summer go? It’s August, but there’s still time to get out and have some fun before the kids head back to school. Check out these ideas for fun this August in the Arkansas Delta. Head to the Big River Crossing (BRX)  in West Memphis. Whether you choose to bike the [...]

Head Outdoors this August to the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along th[...]

Homegrown On The River Music Festival

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you love music, sustainability efforts, kid friendliness, and scenic views, this summer music festival is for you – Homegrown On The River Music Festival is set for Aug. 3-5 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. The music The event presents a stellar line up of local, regional,[...]

Touring the Scott Plantation Settlement

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward — Margaret Fairless Barber Many people look at Scott Plantation Settlement, just outside North Little Rock, and see a collection of some two dozen b[...]

Arkansas and Twin Lakes Area Open for Business

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and[...]