10 Reasons Why Parks Will Make You a Better Person | Outside Online

I'm kinda a parks guy. My day job has been with Arkansas State Parks for over eleven years but it goes back way farther than that. I was raised traveling to and camping in National Parks out west. I raised my family going to parks and when I moved to Little Rock twenty years ago, I fell in love with Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It was one of the main reasons I stopped my rambling ways and became … [Read more...]

‘The Canoe’: A Film Celebrating the Simple Joy of Paddling | Outside Online

The canoe, a preferred mode of adventure in Arkansas, come dip your paddle... The canoe may be the most iconic watercraft of all time, so it's easy to understand why filmmaker Goh Iromoto paid homage to this vessel in his recent film, The Canoe. The story is told from the perspective of paddlers across Ontario and underscores the connection between the human spirit and paddling canoes. As an avid … [Read more...]

How to Not Drive Like an Idiot This Winter | Outside Online

This seemed like a good time to share this, or actually, last week would have been a good time to share this but you probably wouldn't have paid attention to it then. The social media world is all abuzz today in Arkansas with jokes about our inability to deal with a light snow but, as this article shows, this is a problem across the country. So take in this story and try to prepare for the next … [Read more...]

Making the Lists

Little Rock has made some interesting lists lately. The word is getting out so hold on tight. Kiplinger.com is running a list of "10 Great Places to Live" in their September issue. Little Rock came in at #1. "Thanks to its location, Little Rock provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, running, cycling, boating, fishing and hunting. Among the many cultural offerings: museums and fine … [Read more...]