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…

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism releases Native American Heritage Guide

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 tribes most prevalent in Arkansas,…

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” — Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas,…