April Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The April 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. The sweet melody of spring is in the air! This month’s edition of “Discover Arkansas” is all about our state’s monumental legacy of music. We’re highlighting […]

Fayetteville part of world stage for mountain biking and cycling event

Stick a pin in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the international map for elite mountain biking and cycling races. This city, the first in the United States to be given a Bike City label by Union Cycliste Internationale, and Northwest Arkansas as a whole are now a global destination with purpose-built trails matching international standards and events […]

How Free Transit Works in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Before the pandemic, an average of 7 million people a year used the Chapel Hill bus system. And each and every one of them rode for free. This is remarkable and remarkably wonderful. Since 2002, not a single passenger has paid a dime to ride a bus operated by Chapel Hill Transit. How does this […]

Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park Reopens April 7 After Renovations

(BRINKLEY, Ark.) – Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park, located near Brinkley, is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, April 7th after renovations to preserve this National Historic Landmark. While smaller than most Arkansas state parks, the site is of major significance. The park protects the initial point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey of 1815, which is […]

True/False Film Fest Announces New Dates, Location and Details for 2021 Fest

COLUMBIA, MO – One of the world’s “coolest film festivals,” Columbia’s True/False Film Fest, is heading outdoors for 2021. This year’s True/False Film Fest will take place May 5-9, 2021 at the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, just a mile and a half from downtown Columbia. In a normal year, the highly-acclaimed non-fiction film festival would […]

April 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Happy Spring!  Spring this year marks a new beginning with a whole new meaning! Vaccinations in the United States are ramping up and we are hopeful that our friends in Canada will see a similar boost in vaccines soon. We are all eager to shed away the vestiges of winter (and 2020!) and move forward to better days.  In that spirit, we are pleased […]

2021 April Featured Journalist of the Month: Gigi Ragland

Colorado-based, freelance writer Gigi Ragland specializes in active travel, sustainable and cultural issues as well as food journalism. Her freelance writing has appeared in multiple outlets reporting on a variety of topics from cycling the Camino, foraging Irish fairy potatoes to hiking with llamas in the Rockies. Her work has appeared in: AARP, AAA EnCompass, […]

2021 April Featured Destination of the Month: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Say farewell to worry and stress and say hello to the mellow islands vibe, a temperate year-round climate, and long, lazy hours of doing just what you want. Count on temperatures around 70° in the summer and 40° in the winter. A happy confluence of weather systems also accounts for the high level of air […]

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