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

Are We There Yet: Blanchard Springs Caverns cool in many ways

posted: 07/30/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

On the parking lot at Blanchard Springs Caverns, 230 feet overhead, the temperature on a sultry summer afternoon hovers in the mid-90s.

Saving history

posted: 07/26/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

The United States has succeeded in its bid to get the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee to "Remember the Alamo."

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: Basque offers plenty, despite obscurity

posted: 07/26/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

The land of the Basque people, split between Spain and France, is a nation without a state -- left off the map when Europe's national borders were drawn. Basque Country is often left out of travel itineraries too, and that's a mistake. With sunny beaches, spectacular modern architecture, tasty tapas and feisty, free-spirited people, this region is filled with cultural treats.

Exhibit tells of blacks in WWII

posted: 07/26/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

About to be overrun by Germans, a young lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.

Are We There Yet?: Arkansas beaches: Plenty of fun, and no sharks

posted: 07/23/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The folks whose job is promoting tourism in Arkansas know how to put a positive spin on the state's long distance from the nearest seacoast.

The ancient ones

posted: 07/19/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

As the setting sun turned the red rock of southern Utah to a deepening shade of pink, I set up camp below an ancient ruin tucked high into a cliff. My tent raised, I enjoyed a hot dinner while contemplating what looked like a house 70 feet above me.

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: Warsaw has luster for those who look

posted: 07/19/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, doesn't appear at the top of many European travelers' wish lists. But that's just one reason you may want to visit. With evocative sights, an epic history and low prices, Warsaw is a diamond in the rough.

Rich rule rednecks' old grit pit

posted: 07/19/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Once a part of the "Redneck Riviera," the south Walton County strip along Florida 30-A has traded its jean shorts for designer labels, though pickup trucks remain in style.

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