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

ARE WE THERE YET?: 10 glimmering Arkansas Christmas displays offer visitors holiday cheer

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

So many holiday lights! So little time until Christmas! That's the incandescent challenge for Arkansans who relish the gleam of public lighting displays in this season of good cheer.

Those blessed blizzards

posted: 11/27/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

BASALT, Colo. -- Winter was still in charge when we spotted them, raggedy brown patches staining the snow at Snowmass Ski Resort, in central Colorado's Pritkin County. In any other year we might have been greeted by mounds of powder on the Cirque, with a generous swath under Sheer Bliss, our favorite chairlift. The basics, indeed, for a last-of-the-season caper.

Travel in Europe: Welcoming Wales charms with castles, history

posted: 11/27/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Humble, charming little Wales is a land of lusty men's choirs, salty harbors, slate-roofed villages, stunning mountains and stout castles.

Pros offer great gifts for travel

posted: 11/27/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- What's the perfect gift for someone planning a trip?

ARE WE THERE YET?: Brochure lists New Deal structures across state

posted: 11/24/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

The Great Depression of the 1930s was a profound disaster for many Arkansans and their fellow Americans. But one positive legacy of that deep economic crisis can be appreciated while traveling in almost any part of the Natural State.

Victuals on Vashon

posted: 11/20/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. -- Vashon Island is 37 square miles of winding, woodsy roads dotted with adorable, honor-system farm stands. Its quiet beaches see more galoshes than shorts. A quaint, one-intersection town boasts a classic movie house and a Saturday farmers market. About the size of Manhattan, it's considerably less crowded, with a population of about 11,000 (not counting the deer, bald eagles, etc.). A paragon of all things Pacific Northwest -- bucolic, it feels as peaceful and is arguably just as lovely as the San Juan Islands, and it's only a 15-minute ferry ride from Seattle.

Dylan art chronicles backroads

posted: 11/20/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- The timing couldn't be better for "The Beaten Path," a major exhibit of Bob Dylan's artwork at the Halcyon Gallery on London's pricey New Bond Street. It hangs through Dec. 11.

Travel in Europe: Discover new opportunities while traveling solo

posted: 11/20/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

I've talked to too many people who put off their travel dreams just because they haven't found a travel partner: The prospect of going alone sounds either too daunting or just not all that fun. But traveling on your own can be rewarding, vivid and exhilarating -- a gift from you to you. Prepared with a positive attitude and solid information, you'll thrive in Europe. And you'll come home stronger and more confident than ever before.

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