Category archives: Travel

Travel Arkansas: See You at the (State) Park

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Hike, bike, camp and get historical across Arkansas this month. Photography by Bobby Burton   hard to resist the invitation to get off the couch and just go somewhere. You can feel the clock ticking down to summer. The crowds won’t be this thin again until after Labor Day, and the weather won’t be this nice again until October. It’s the perfect ti[...]

Excursion: Spring in the Spa City

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Hot Springs is the perfect area for a getaway. From Bathhouse Row to numerous restaurants, the attractions are endless. Photography by Janet Warlick   city’s deep, historical roots are wildly influential to its modern-day atmosphere. Hot Springs was once a popular spot for gangsters and gambling. In fact, the ‘Spa City’ nickname was born in the 19[...]

Final Thought

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A year ago this month, I set out on a four-week adventure in Southeast Asia.   traveled with two Vietnam War veterans — John Townsley of North Carolina and Bob Kirkland of California — who had organized many such tours with the goal of helping people still struggling from the war. John, whom I have known since college, once explained to me that the[...]

Travel Arkansas: Happy Trails

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Now’s the time to take a walk in the Arkansas woods. Photography by Bobby Burton (top photo: Falling Water Falls)   is the sweetest season in Arkansas: after the color returns to the outdoors, but before the chiggers and mosquitoes take over. There’s no better time to put on some sturdy shoes, grab a water bottle and point your feet toward the yon[...]

Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

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Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   in Central Arkansas, it’s home to approximately 64,000 people and three colleges — Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Central Baptist College. It’s the seventh largest city in Arkansas and has a flourishing downtown area fi[...]

March'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. Mid-Southern Watercolorists 46th Annual Juried Exhibition Little Rock through April 17: This is the second year for this exhibition. Nationally recognized watercolorist Robert Burridge is the guest juror for this show, which will feature 30 works from [...]

Travel Arkansas: Rafting and Rolling

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Spring is prime floating time in Arkansas. Photography by Trey Moore and Golden Circle Guides   play a little word association. I say, “float,” you say … “The Buffalo,” probably, and odds are, you’re picturing a canoe. Canoeing down the Buffalo River is almost a rite of passage in this state. Those first wobbly steps getting in, gingerly settli[...]

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism releases Native American Heritage Guide

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A new publication from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism illuminates the history of Native Americans in the state. “Native American Heritage in Arkansas,” produced in collaboration with the Arkansas History Commission, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and other partners, provides information on Arkansas’s Native American heritage sites, the tri[...]

Ozark Highlands Radio launched January 2016

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Weekly radio program brings the music of Ozarks to public radio. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.) – Ozark Highlands Radio, a new syndicated, hour-long program, made its debut on Jan. 8, 2016. The weekly show will be broadcast on public radio stations across Arkansas, with 40 original episodes produced each year. In addition to the music, “Feature Host” segments take[...]