2020 October Featured Journalist: Jennifer Coleman

Born and bred in Colorado, Jennifer spent much of her professional career in the adventure travel industry. She taught skiing and pro-patrolled at many of the premier mountains in the western US for 20 years. In addition, she guided white water rafting for 7 years, and spent many years working as a rope course facilitator. […]

2020 October Featured Journalist: George Coleman

Ed is a physicist in aerospace by day, crazy adventurist by night. He drives the tech train around here and applies his industry knowledge to build, not just another blog, but a detailed content management system. He knows the importance of travel and adventure to recharge the soul from the rigors of corporate America and […]

Majestic elk draw wildlife watchers to Buffalo National River country

As the fog lifts in Boxley Valley and the morning sun warms the dew on the grass, elk move from the mottled shade at the edge of the forest into the open pasture to graze.  Before long, cars stop on the side of the road and their inhabitants stand at the edge of the field, […]

Arkansas Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-grade field trip, despite having never found […]

Hit the road on a scenic fall drive

Fall is a wonderful time to take a scenic drive as you head out in search of seasonal color. Fall drives are also perfect for social distancing, and Arkansas’s lodging, dining and attractions are following safety protocols so you can make the most of your route as you enjoy the beauty of The Natural State.  From […]

A Beautiful Garden of Art Now Open in Chapel Hill through December 6, 2020

Welcome to the world of The North Carolina Botanical Garden where garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts interplay to inspire and enlighten visitors from across the globe.The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a conservation garden. Their guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between […]

Arkansas.com receives outstanding achievement award

Arkansas Tourism was recently selected for an award in outstanding achievement in web development by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).  The award specifically recognizes the Arkansas.com page “Virtual Arkansas: Staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun,” which was created to help promote The Natural State at a time during the COVID-19 pandemic when many tourist […]

Florida’s Historic Coast Has Wide-Open Spaces, New Exhibits, New Hotels and Restaurants

St. Augustine, Fla. (September 2020)– This northeast Florida destination with its 42 miles of pristine Atlantic Beaches, has been a favorite getaway for 455 years. And there are always new adventures to be had.  What’s New Attractions & Tours Lightner Museum, located in the former Hotel Alcazar, one of the Ancient City’s architectural centerpieces, recently completed […]

Special Issue of TravelWorld International Magazine Out Now!

Stories of how journalists and destinations have survived during Covid-19 Featuring stories and photography from NATJA members. Read all the stories now at travelworldmagazine.com. Thank you to our NATJA members who contributed and shared their stories during these times. Linda Ballou Nancy Besharah Sandra Bornstein Tonya Fitzpatrick Alice Ford Emese Fromme Greg Goodmacher Helen Hatzis Fyllis […]

Arkansas tourism industry continues to strengthen state economy

2019 economic impact report indicates solid growth The positive economic impact of tourism in Arkansas continues to be significant, according to data released from the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. In 2019, just under 69,000 Arkansans worked directly within the travel industry, a 1.4 percent increase over 2018. And these ambassadors greeted more […]

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