P. Allen Smith Garden2Blog: Day 1

    Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 Tour of Outdoor Spaces designed by P. Allen Smith & Associates 1:00 p.m.: Pick up at Capital Hotel        1:30-2:15 p.m.: Tour of Arkansas Governor’s Mansion  Hosted by Governor Mike Beebe and First Lady

Garden Bloggers Tour Central Arkansas with P. Allen Smith

Starting this afternoon, I will be traveling with 24 of the country’s top garden bloggers as they tour central Arkansas for the P. Allen Smith Garden2Blog Event. I took these pictures in April 2009.  I can’t wait to see how the

Fishing in Central Arkansas

If you’ve followed my blogs, tweets and facebook posts, you know that I love to fish. I’ve spent a lot of time recently fishing for crappie and stripers in lakes around the Arkansas Ozarks and fishing for trout in Arkansas Ozark

Will Race for Pie: An Arkansas Adventure

Last weekend I participated in the Ouachita Adventure Race at Mountain Harbor Resort in Joplin, AR and it was just that…an adventure! The Ouachita Mountains are the perfect place to hold an adventure race. In this region of the state you’ll find

37th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

  Learn how to Plug Into Profitsby attending the 37th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center, March 6-8. Speakers include former Disney leader Jake Poore, now chief experience officer with Integrated Loyalty Systems, Inc.  R.

A River of Many Returns

This November, during the Arkansas: The State of Fishing media event I had the fortune of meeting fishing pro Tom Neustrom.  He recently wrote this story about the White River.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

2011 Chefs’ Ball Talent: Our Secret Ingredient

I’m a foodie and love to attend just about any culinary event I can find.  So, I was thrilled when the details of the 2011 Chefs’ Ball were announced. I’m especially excited about this year’s event because I know several of the students and instructors that

Enter to Win an Arkansas Family Fishing Sweepstakes

The only thing better than wetting a line in one of Arkansas’s Diamond Lakes is doing it in style, fully outfitted with the hottest fishing gear on earth. Oh, and then there’s the chance of winning the trip and all

Little Rock Tours wins National Award

  Arkansas’s own Little Rock Tours wins National Award Tampa, Florida – January 23, 2011 Little Rock Tours offers an extensive list of sightseeing tours; charter service featuring late model motorcoaches and vans; plus a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Supper


Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com   All the hard work that’s going on over in Jacksonville on Reed’s Bridge is being rewarded. The Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society has been awarded the “Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation” from the Historic Preservation Alliance of