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 […]

2021 April Featured Journalist of the Month: Mark Orwoll

Mark Orwoll has been a journalist since before you were born, probably. For 30 years he was on the editorial staff of Travel + Leisure magazine, where he was the longest-tenured staffer in the magazine’s history, held more editorial titles than anyone (six), wrote more than 2,000 articles and blog posts, was the magazine’s first […]

Check It Out! Chapel Hill/Orange County April Happenings

Farmers’ Markets Extend Hours Shop for Spring produce, flowers, plants, meat, baked goods, specialty foods and crafts and Orange County’s Farmers Markets. You can visit Hillsborough Farmers Market online. In person markets include the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, the Eno River Farmers’ Market and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Read More Fun at Spring Haven Farm […]

Orange Slices – Orange County Condemns Asian Discrimination

Members of our community gathered last week on the Chapel Hill Post Office Plaza to remember and honor the victims of the recent shootings at Atlanta-area spas. They held signs that read “Stop Asian Hate” and “Asian is not a virus, racism is.” The vigil served to remind community members that we all hold and […]

Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock CVB announce “Live at the Plaza” in May 2021

Two weekends of free, live performances and fitness classes in Argenta Plaza NORTH LITTLE ROCK (March 30, 2021) – Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced their partnership in the launch of Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza, a two-weekend educational and performance program in May 2021 at […]


Columbia, MO

COLUMBIA, MO – The 2021 Unbound Book Festival, a free celebration of literature of all kinds, marches onward with literary panels, discussions and events taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. CST now through April 23. All 2021 Unbound events are held virtually and they are open to the public and free to […]

Orange Slices – The Eno River’s Ribbons of Color

In 2020, a time of deep reflection, recovery and desire for open spaces, more than 1.1 million people took to Orange County’s great outdoors and harnessed the healing powers of the Eno River to help them navigate some of the most trying days of our times. Orange County native Beverly Scarlett isn’t totally surprised. Scarlett is […]

Corps sites offer access to countless outdoor activities along the Arkansas River

This year marks an interesting milestone: the 50-year anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, MKARNS. At the time of its opening half a century ago, the endeavor stood out as the largest civil works project that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, had ever undertaken. Arkansans benefit from the MKARNS in a […]

Orange Slices – We are off to another season.

In Orange County we are feeling a renewed appreciation of spring. Sun and longer days bring hope and light of better days ahead. As our local community works to slowly and safely welcome residents and visitors to our streets, we want to share some news you might have missed about upcoming events and expansions, food, […]

March 16: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Wishing all a four-leaf clover filled with good luck! As spring takes hold and we begin to see signs of nature’s rebirth, we can’t help but be hopeful for our future. As more destinations across the United States see an increase in vaccinations and a decrease in the spread of covid-19, we are optimistic for […]

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