Columbia, Mo. – Anyone looking to escape the crowds and spend some time outside will find many great escapes in Columbia. With 73 city parks, 10 conservation areas, three state parks, a celebrated nature trail and numerous outdoor venues, Columbia offers ample opportunities to roam around, stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air while still […]

July ‘Discover Arkansas’ now online

The July edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Feeling cabin fever but need to vacation on a shoestring? Arkansas is full of budget-friendly travels for all walks of life! In this month’s “Discover Arkansas,” we […]

Two Visitors Find Large Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Confirmation of two large diamonds found at Crater of Diamonds State Park made for a busy week last week at the park, one of the only places in the world where the public can search for diamonds in their original volcanic source. “This unique park is one of our state’s most popular […]

July 1: A Letter from NATJA’s CEO

July 1: Letter from NATJA's CEO

First of all, thank you to all who participated in our June NATJA membership virtual meeting. We had participation from over 30% of our membership.

2020 July Featured Destination: Discover Puerto Rico

Discover Puerto Rico is responsible for all off-island promotion of leisure travel, meetings, conventions, and events through an integrated strategy. Through synergistic efforts and an aligned vision for the destination, we intend to accelerate our visitor economy as a key driver to the island’s economic growth. Our organization is designed to incorporate global best practices, […]

2020 July Featured Journalist: Martin Rose

Martin started his career as newspaper photographer and writer, advancing to managing editor of 9 weekly newspapers. He Left to form ad agency/pr firm which ran for 35 years. Sold two years and started travel blog Wandering Rose Travels with his wife. They write about their active travels in the hope of inspiring others to […]

2020 July Featured Journalist: Kimberly Fisher

Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer and on-camera host. Kimberly works over several multi-media platforms, including print, on-camera and live events.Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 300 articles in over 36 publications including eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Huffington Post, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, JustLuxe, Shermans Travel and USAToday.  What […]

Arkansas Welcome Centers reopen to visitors

Travelers can now stop at an Arkansas Welcome Center for trip planning advice, tourism information and the opportunity to stretch their legs while on the road. After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Natural State’s Welcome Centers are once again open to the public.  “Arkansas is one of the nation’s […]

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