Oaklawn Never Sleeps

Opening Day for Horse Racing: January 13. Season runs through April 15. Technically, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming shuts down Christmas and Easter, but that’s…


Hot Springs on the Hudson

Four nights a week Anthony Valinoti stands at the center of a hurricane, a six-by-eight patch in the back of DeLuca’s Pizzeria, the joint…


Home Sweet SOMA

One of Little Rock’s oldest neighborhoods is the city’s newest place to be. Along downtown Little Rock’s southern edge is Interstate 630, a tendon…


Go Localling

History, arts and culture, boutiques and antiques, delicious foods and specialty cocktails, a Ferris wheel (yes, that’s right, I said Ferris wheel), a splash…


The Beaches of Arkansas

When planning a beach vacation, land-locked Arkansas rarely jumps to the top of the potential destination list. It’s surprising to most that Arkansas indeed…


OKC Weekender

Two generations ago, Oklahoma City was a nice place to go for a quick weekend trip. You could see most attractions in a day…


In the Land of Rippling Water

The morning my friend, Elaine, and I left Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a three-day trip to Sulphur, Oklahoma, the sun was golden, casting light…


June in the Natural State

We live for June when the kids are out of school, and we can take some time to explore this great state of ours….


Hanging in the Balance

The drive to Devil’s Den State Park near West Fork, Arkansas, takes you from the Boston Mountains into Lee Creek Valley. Patches of corn…