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Explore Arkansas' past, beautiful beaches, festivals across the state and much more.

Golden getaway

posted: 08/21/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- A superb playground and carousel, carnivorous plants, pedal-boat rides beside paddling ducks, a simple wooden structure that delights children and adults for big, wonderful chunks of time -- there may be no better bet for family fun than Golden Gate Park.

Travel in Europe: Barcelona proudly parades Catalan culture

posted: 08/21/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Life in Barcelona is a distinctive mix of Madrid-style love of life and Parisian elegance and taste. Spain's second-biggest city is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe these days, with more than 7.5 million visitors a year, so its popular pedestrian boulevards can become human traffic jams.

Guatemala village path offers a lot to entertain

posted: 08/21/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SANTA CATARINA PALOPO, Guatemala -- The man grinned a wide smile at me and simply asked, "Pana?"

Are We There Yet?: History, education are big draws in Arkadelphia

posted: 08/18/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Almost across the street from each other, two of Arkadelphia's most imposing properties are treasures among this university town's trove of buildings with historical pedigrees.

Minnesota marvel

posted: 08/14/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Our houseboat threaded the narrows of Ash River, turned to port at Kabetogama Lake and encountered a dazzling vista. An enormous canvas of blue -- of sparkling water and clear sky -- was cut through with a spiky line of green formed by distant tall pines. Islands eased past, bearing such names as Wolf, Deer Point and Pine, while loons bobbed on the waves.

Travel in Europe: Italian city of saint, Assisi, rich with his history

posted: 08/14/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Located in the hills of central Italy, Assisi is the hometown of St. Francis. It's where he was born, lived and worked -- and where he died. Today, tourists flock to this town, which sits atop a hill just outside of Tuscany in neighboring Umbria, to visit the basilica that's dedicated to him and to celebrate his teachings: chastity, obedience, harmony and a beautiful promise of your reward in heaven.

Headwear is all ears at Disney

posted: 08/14/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Mickey Mouse is not the big cheese when it comes to headwear sales at Walt Disney World. He's not even in the runner-up slot.

Are We There Yet?: Watermelon fans can pick one of two festivals

posted: 08/11/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

This weekend poses a tough choice for Arkansans enamored of watermelon. That's because both of the Natural State's long-running watermelon festivals are scheduled at the same time.

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