Category archives: Travel

Final Thought

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This page has had its share of unconventional Valentine’s Day tie-ins. Photograph courtesy of arkansas.com   year ago I wrote a two-feline valentine. It was for Tiger and Precious, the cats who have been kind enough to share their home with us for nearly a decade. Two years ago I reflected on my fondness for The Beatles, because Feb. 9, 2014, m[...]

January's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Organic Matters: Arkansas Women to Watch’ Pine Bluff Through Jan. 21: The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is the site for an exhibit featuring the works of four female Arkansas artists, “whose works recortextualize natural imagery to [...]

Travel Arkansas: Fly Like An Eagle

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Winter is the time to see raptors, waterfowl and hundreds of other bird species around The Natural State. Photography courtesy of Doc George   January might not be the most popular month for outdoor activities in Arkansas, but for bird-watching enthusiasts, it’s a great time to get out and see bald eagles, waterfowl and many other species that fly [...]

I'm Walking Across Spain!

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“You’re doing what?” I could only imagine the shocked reaction my family would have to my announcement that I was going to walk across Spain. It was October 2014, and I had finally decided to fulfill my long-held dream to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago. Also known as the Way of St. James, the Camino is an ancient pilgrimage along the field of stars[...]

Travel Planning: Advice from My Daughter

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Though I love to travel and enjoy the adventure, I must admit that I am not fond of the challenges that can pop up when making the arrangements. It was my 8-year-old daughter, Allie, who had the answer that I needed to solve my dilemma. I was preparing for my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. I would be walking over 500 miles beginning in the Pyrenees of[...]

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

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What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state, brightening the holiday season for all to see. Plot your course now to see as many of the sparkling communities as you can. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure [...]

December's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Caroling in the Caverns’ Mountain View Through Dec. 20: The drive to Mountain View is well worth the beautiful sounds of Christmas carols echoing through Blanchard Springs Caverns. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Christmas at 2:30, 4:30, 6 and[...]