Arkansas to celebrate Tourism Week May 1-7

By proclamation of Governor Asa Hutchinson, and in recognition of the positive economic, social, and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry, Arkansas will celebrate May 1-7 as Tourism Week. In 2015, more than 28 million visitors traveled in Arkansas, spending an estimated $7.2 billion, which generated $374 million in state taxes and $137…

Excursion: Spring in the Spa City

Hot Springs is the perfect area for a getaway. From Bathhouse Row to numerous restaurants, the attractions are endless. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] 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…

Final Thought

A year ago this month, I set out on a four-week adventure in Southeast Asia.   [dropcap]I[/dropcap] 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…

Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   [dropcap]Located[/dropcap] 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…