Remembering a Good Woman

In this year of irrevocable change and loss, another name must be added to that long and growing list of what was but is no longer. Donna Baker died July 31, 2020 in her Orange County home. Donna was the clerk for the Orange County Commissioners since 2002, and unless you worked for or with […]

Obituary: Joel Zatz

We are saddened to share that longtime NATJA media member Joel Zatz passed away on July 14. His wife and fellow NATJA member, Arline, shared with us the lovely quote below from Joel, as well as his obituary. Our thoughts and prayers are with Arline and their family during this difficult time. “Nature is the […]

Arkansas Tourism Director Travis Napper named to Travel South USA Board of Directors

Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism, has been named to the board of directors for Travel South USA and will serve as the 2020-2021 chair of the Advertising Committee. Travel South USA is the official regional destination marketing organization for the southern United States.  “Being named to the board of directors for Travel South USA […]

Big Bend National Park Reopens For Day Use August 7th

Alpine, Texas – (August 6th, 2020)  The Brewster County Tourism Council and Visit Big Bend have received notice from Big Bend National Park and the National Park Services that beginning Friday August 7th at 9am, Big Bend National Park will reopen to the public in a limited capacity for day use only.  All paved roads within […]

August ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State.  It’s time to explore the tours and trails of Arkansas! For our mountain bikers, we’re covering world-class trails in Hot Springs. For those traveling on foot, check […]

Arkansas State Parks: Making memories safely

By Kim Williams Photos available here. For nearly nine decades, Arkansas State Parks have been a destination for generations of residents and visitors alike. During the pandemic, parks throughout Arkansas were a respite during unprecedented times. The department’s mission, to “enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Arkansas heritage, and sound resource […]

2020 August Featured Journalist: Greg Goodmacher

Greg has two addictions: telling stories and bathing in Japanese hot springs. His work has appeared in in-flight magazines, online magazines, Japanese tour guides, and university textbooks. He also teaches tourism at a Japanese college. Greg’s claim to fame is that he has soaked in approximately 600 onsens from the north of Hokkaido to the […]

2020 August Featured Journalist: Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossmanis a San Francisco Bay Area food, drink and travel journalist. Her specialty is writing gastronomic travel articles with focus on experiences at the global dining table. Deborah has traveled broadly from Italy and France to Hong Kong, Chile and Morocco and judges at international wine competitions. She writes for both online and print […]

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