Small City, Big Ambitions

By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   Move over high-rise lofts and entertainment spots. Entrepreneurs are ready to drive new energy into the redevelopment of the downtown area. Can such innovation make Little Rock the new Austin?     [dropcap]T[/dropcap] wenty years ago, the River Market was a bunch of vacant warehouses. That’s…

HIKING ARKANSAS’ Winter Wonderlands

-Chilly temperatures are not a reason to miss the great outdoors when you can enjoy Arkansas’ winter beauty with the right preparations. Outdoor enthusiasts Thomas Wallace and Maura Montez of Little Rock take a rest during a day hike in The Natural State. By Frank Barton :: Photography by Jamison Mosley & Janet Warlick [dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all…

Happening Hot Springs Village

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hot Springs Village is around 15 miles from Hot Springs and holds title to being the largest gated community in the nation. “One of the biggest misconceptions is that it is only a destination for golfers,” said Lesley Nalley, CEO of Hot Springs Village. “Another…

Global mountain biking community converges in Arkansas as Bentonville hosts IMBA World Summit

Gov. Hutchinson announces Cycling Advisory Council, other initiatives to bolster cycling tourism   Arkansas made its mark as a world-class destination for cyclists as Bentonville hosted the International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit Nov. 10-12. More than 500 attendees from across the globe attended the event, which was held for the first time in the…