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…

Traveling The Trail of Tears-Walking past paths today for a historical understanding

By Nathania Sawyer :: Illustration by Micah David [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the path of history can lead down some difficult routes—especially when looking at European exploration, settlement and expansion in relation to the indigenous peoples who lived here first. But, as Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and understanding the struggles of those who…

The Resurgence of Batesville

By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn’t joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville’s downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, said a…