Iceland’s volcanic landscapes just part of island’s magnetism
Imagine Arkansas dotted with 30 or more active volcanoes. Then you can begin to picture the otherworldly lava landscapes that cover much of Iceland, making this mid-Atlantic island a paradise of photogenic scenery.
If you've never held a snake, a good place to start is by handling Elvis at Lake Catherine State Park.
There's a biblical link to the title of the newly published memoir by Genevieve Grant Sadler, who moved from a comfortable California life to rural Arkansas for seven years in the 1920s.
Hitting pay dirt is a long shot. That's true whether you're looking for the love of your life, buying a Powerball ticket or digging at the only diamond mine in the world that lets visitors keep any precious gems they unearth.
It's true that "education" pretty much rhymes with "recreation." But can a state park focused on learning also provide a bunch of leisure-time fun? In summer, no less, when school is out and brainwaves are tuned low?
It's unlikely you'll set foot inside Camp Joseph. T. Robinson these days, unless you're involved with the Arkansas National Guard.
Almost the entire eastern border of Arkansas runs along the Mississippi River. So it makes sense to finally have a state park focused on this mighty waterway.
Festivals of various shapes and sizes abound in Arkansas this month, as organizers aim to get ahead of the beastly hot weather that can crimp attendance at get-togethers in July and August.
THE SUNKEN LANDS This is the third of four stories about Northeast Arkansas’ Sunken Lands, areas that literally sank during the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes, transforming verdant forests into mosquito-infested swamps. TODAY: The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza chronicles the story of a sharecroppers' labor union established in 1934.
One prescription for this weekend, tucked between the clamor of Christmas and noise of New Year’s Eve, is a dose of road-trip relaxation. A leisurely drive to a scenic state park — and then perhaps a hike to counteract the season’s copious calories — can provide an antidote to all the holiday hoopla.