NATJA Notes: May 1, 2023

Dear NATJA Family and Friends: This is the most beautiful time of the year as flowers bloom and nature comes to life. Families are preparing for summer vacation and graduation season is in full swing. Here at NATJA, we are in the final preparations for our conference in Fairbanks, which begins in just two weeks. […]

2023 May Featured Journalist of the Month: Mary Klest

I am a Chicagoland independent journalist. My work focuses on lifestyle, travel, and science. In travel writing, I look for local elements that can be appreciated across borders. My professional writing career spans twenty years in a mix of public relations, content writing, and journalism. My travel blog is at 1. What got you […]

2023 May Featured Journalist of the Month: Lucas Aykroyd

Lucas Aykroyd is an award-winning writer, national newspaper columnist, and public speaker. He specializes in travel and sports. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight. He’s contributed to travel guidebooks for Fodor’s and Frommer’s. […]

This week in North Little Rock (5.1.2023)

Things to do this week in North Little Rock (as of 5.1.23) *denotes FREE admission Full calendar of events: Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5 Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7 Coming Up:

Cruise to Lake of the Ozarks for Cool Cars and Family Fun This Summer

If you love classic cars and family fun, then Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be this summer. Multiple classic-car events bring in hundreds of cool cars, trucks and motorcycles along with family-friendly entertainment at the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation,” beginning with the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals the weekend of […]

RESCHEDULED: Ballet Arkansas presents Live at the Plaza rescheduled for fall 2023

Five free, public performances at Argenta Plaza NORTH LITTLE ROCK (April 26, 2023) – Due to forecasted inclement weather, Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock Tourism have made the difficult decision to postpone Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza: Culture in Community at Argenta Plaza, 510 Main Street in North Little Rock to fall 2023. “Performing for our community […]

St. Augustine, Florida Sizzles With the Sounds & Flavors of Latin America

Hispanic heritage is one of the pillars of Floridian culture, and nowhere is this better shown off than in the city of St. Augustine — the birthplace of Hispanic influence in the United States. Recently named one of the top 50 Best Small Towns in the South by Southern Living, and perched along Florida’s northern […]

Spring into something fun in North Little Rock

Save now: Pulaski County Fair all-day wristbands Pre-sale all-day carnival wristbands are available now through May 19 for $22 (regular price $25) only at the North Little Rock Welcome Center! Stop by Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held at North Little Rock’s Riverfront Park May 19 – May 29. […]


WHAT: 72nd Annual Dogwood Festival WHEN: April 20-23, 2023 WHERE: Throughout Camdenton, Mo. As sure as the coming of spring at the Lake of the Ozarks is the annual Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, which takes place April 20-23, 2023. As the longest running springtime event at the Lake of the Ozarks, the  Dogwood Festival in Camdenton celebrates it’s 72nd year the weekend of […]

Friday – Sunday: Ballet Arkansas Presents Modern Masters at UA-PTC CHARTS Theater

This weekend: Ballet Arkansas presents Modern Masters Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Catherine and Michael Mayton Trustees, “Modern Masters” features live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Rockefeller String Quartet, and the works of 5 internationally renowned choreographers. Included on the bill are world premieres by Yury Yanowsky, Yoshito Sakuraba, and Šimon Kubáň, and […]

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