May 1: A Message from NATJA’s CEO

May 1: Message from NATJA's CEO

The NATJA team is struggling a bit with Covid-19 and the shutdown, like all of you, but we are surviving and preparing to emerge and thrive.

2020 May Featured Journalist of the Month: Jen Ruiz

Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned full-time travel blogger and author. In 2017, she set out to complete 12 trips in 12 months while employed as an attorney. She surpassed her goal, completing 20 trips in 12 months. In the span of one year, she visited 11 countries and 41 cities, all while managing to be […]

2020 May Featured Destination of the Month: Visit Indiana

Many know Indiana residents as basketball fanatics, and they do love their hoops! In fact, sports of all kinds reign supreme, so Indiana is a great place to visit for professional, collegiate, high school or recreational sports. Indiana is the 15th most populous state in the nation. The terrain varies greatly from the sandy beaches […]

Start Your Virtual Vacation Now in Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – Grab a front row seat and start your virtual vacation now. Explore Fairbanks is showcasing five brand new virtual experiences including an exhilarating dog sled ride through a snowy pristine forest, a float down the Chena River on that perfect summer day and a panoramic mountain scene from nearby Murphy Dome. In […]

Arkansas celebrates the ‘Spirit of Travel’

National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-9 Arkansas will celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9. This year, the week will highlight travel’s ability to provide resilience and hope.“There’s no doubt this has been an incredibly challenging time,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism, “but National Travel and Tourism […]

Arkansas State Parks to Begin Phased Reopening of Camping and Other Services

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst today announced that beginning May 1, campgrounds at Arkansas State Parks will reopen for RV campers with the following limitations: Campers must use private recreational vehicles with self-contained bathroom facilities. Camping will be only for Arkansas residents. Park staff will be checking […]

Housebound Unbound Book Festival Events Begin Tonight

WHAT: The First Event of the “Housebound” Version of the Unbound Book Festival, “Future Imperfect” Literary Conversation WHO: Authors Amber Sparks and Alexander Weinstein WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, April 23 WHERE: Streaming Live on Zoom  ABOUT “HOUSEBOUND” UNBOUND: Under normal circumstances, nationally and internationally renowned authors would have been gathering in person in Columbia this […]

Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Announces Limits on Camping at State Parks

LITTLE ROCK—Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced ADPHT is limiting use of campgrounds to RVs with self-contained bathrooms. Primitive camping areas for backpackers are available at Cane Creek State Park, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Mount Nebo State Park, and Devil’s Den State Park. Bathhouses and restrooms […]

Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism Limits State Parks to Day Use Only

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) —Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced all Arkansas State Parks will be open for day use only effective 8 a.m. on Friday, April 3, until further notice. ADPHT is eliminating all overnight stay opportunities. These changes will maintain some access to parks at […]

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