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Saturday, July 30, 2016

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs - Are They Crazy?

You have to admit, the idea of floating a boat made entirely of cardboard, duck tape and paint may sound just outrageously out there.  But for 30 years, the folks in Heber Springs have gathered at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake just to do that - and to watch. Check out the video in my story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Eureka Springs' Aviation Cadet Museum Honors A Unique American Military Program.

Love history? Have a veteran in the house? Head to a mountaintop field just east of Eureka Springs to see planes, trains and a lot of historical artifacts at the Aviation Cadet Museum and Train Museum.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Look Inside The Old State House Museum in Little Rock.

Summertime heat can hamper a lot of outdoor activities… which makes it the perfect time to enjoy a visit to the Old State House Museum in downtown Little Rock. Take a peek inside.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dreams Made Real at Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville.

You can own your own castle in the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks - within minutes of downtown Fayetteville. Let's start at the top and wander down into Dromborg Castle.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sleep at Arkansas’s Oldest State Park Lodge - Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park.

On the edge of the crest of Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, you’ll find one of the oldest places to stay in the state.  Mather Lodge has recently been renovated, but it still retains much of the original charm that’s been bringing people up the mountain for generations.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A-Frames In A Curve In The Road - Disconnected Escape at Little Switzerland Cabins near Jasper.

Want to truly get away from it all? Forget your cell phone and escape to Little Switzerland Cabins, a trio of A-frame cottages along Scenic Arkansas Highway Seven north of Jasper. Tucked into a mountain curve, this throwback to a simpler age has been welcoming guests for more than a hundred years on this very plot.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Catch Your Dinner and Eat It Too at DeVito's at Bear Creek Springs.

There are few places you can get your food as fresh as what you'll find at DeVito's Restaurant north of Harrison. Let me show you just how fresh that dinner can be.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Americana Eats at Anne's Country Kitchen in Pine Bluff.

If you’re looking for comfort food in Pine Bluff, head out to the west side of town and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at Anne’s Country Kitchen.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Eat Pie All Through Arkansas's River Valley!

Love pie?  Arkansas has more than its share of great pie places.  No matter the part of the state you happen to be in, there’s a great pie ahead of you. And if you're close to US Highway 64 in western Arkansas, you're in for a LOT of pie.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Classic Arkansas Eats at Arkansas's Oldest Cafeteria - Franke's in Little Rock.

Any restaurant that’s passed the 75 year mark in Arkansas has to be something good.  In Little Rock, you can find two restaurants owned by the same family that date back to a tradition 96 years in the making. Let's talk about Franke's.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Who Knew? A Visit to Who North America in Camby, Indiana.

Whether you're a Whovian or a Wholigan, or you just like to dabble in all that's wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey, set your TARDIS to this unique destination in the heart of Indiana.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Grab It To Go From Kris and Sam's in Little Rock.

Most Arkansas restaurants serve sit-down meals in a location. Kris and Sam’s is best known for what people take away – lunch boxes and desserts that provide a highly satisfying alternative to make-it-yourself.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Truly Overwhelming - Rader's Fabrics in Danville, Indiana.

Drapery fabric? Rader's has that. Upholstery? Rader's has that. Padding, fringe, trim, lightweight and heavyweight fabrics and everything in-between in every color of the rainbow and even some God might not have intended... it's all in the stacks at Rader's Fabrics.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Good Cheap Mexican Eats at Riviera Maya.

Looking for a selection of Mexican dishes that’s reasonably priced and easily available?  Riviera Maya offers a nice, thick selection of great dishes at three different Central Arkansas locations.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Walk In The Park at McCloud Nature Park in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Hendricks County, Indiana offers a lot of great places to stay, play and dine. It also boasts a nature park where you can lose yourself in a wild natural prairie or woodland, and find a century-old bridge to cross.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Pizza and a Smile at Rocky's Corner in Hot Springs.

Great food can be found across the street at Rocky’s Corner.  This longstanding Italian eatery has delighted residents and visitors alike for generations. Let's take a look.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Midwest Gem: The Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana.

Love old cinemas? You'll find the Royal Theater on the square in downtown Danville, Indiana. Come take a look inside this restored movie house.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Catfish Hole - Remarkable Hush Puppies and Family Service in Alma.

Care for some of the best hush puppies in the state? Sit down for dinner or lunch and share a full service of fish at The Catfish Hole in Alma.

Monday, July 4, 2016

So Much Pasta at Roma Italian Restaurant in Jacksonville.

Some Italian restaurants offer truly tasty food. Some offer gigantic portions. For Roma Italian Restaurant in Jacksonville, both apply. Take a look at what we dined on during our most recent visit.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My Favorite Places: Cabin 61 at Mount Nebo State Park.

If you've seen an advertisement for Arkansas's amazing state park cabins, you've seen this place. Take a look inside the magical Cabin 61 at Mount Nebo State Park.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Road Eats: Hot Pot Aug and More at Ralph's Great Divide in Indianapolis.

I'll go to great lengths to check out a good recommendation. That's how I ended up making a side trip to Indianapolis, just to try a slice of pie. But I wasn't leaving Ralph's Great Divide without a good meal. Thankfully, this little spot by the interstate was a great dive to enjoy.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Manic Free-For-All That Is BOOMLAND in Charleston, Missouri.

Figurines. Ham. Candles. Roman Candles. Whether it's fudge or fragrance, blankets or truly bombtastic aerial explosions, Boomland serves it up.