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Eureka Springs has a mysterious effect on people.  No one seems to be able to explain quite why they love the place, secluded and peaceful with winding mountainside streets; the city has flair like no other.  This Victorian village boasts the country’s only entire downtown on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled in the…

 
 
 

Last May, I wrote a column in this magazine with some advice for tour operators and travel planners about acting professionally during familiarization (FAM) tours and professional events. Some readers in the travel industry have since asked for a follow-up article that would address FAM tours from their point of view. In 15 years of…

 
 

Inspired by his lifelong interest in architecture and gardens, world-renowned American artist Dale Chihuly has created installations for a wide variety of settings, from public spaces and museums to private homes and gardens—now including Biltmore®. Offered May 17–October 7, 2018, Chihuly at Biltmore is a monumental exhibition showcasing breathtaking large-scale glass sculptures in an equally…

 
 

A trip to Chickasaw Country promises adventure, history, culture and beautiful scenery in south-central Oklahoma. From a celebrity eatery to nationally renowned festivals, groups traveling to the area can expect adventures tailored to every interest. The largest tribal cultural center, located in Sulphur, Oklahoma, immerses guests in the story of the Chickasaw people. Nestled in…

 
 

When sending your clients to Southern California, a “Must-Shop-Stop” is the Outlets at Tejon, conveniently located approximately an hour north of LA on I-5. You will find your favorite American brands with savings up to 65% at more than 60 upscale fashion, home goods and accessories stores. Your clients will love it when you add…

 
 

Be Native Tours is a tour operating company out of Oklahoma City specializing in group tour opportunities throughout the south-central region of the United States. Be Native Tours offers custom itineraries, fly-drive tours, one-day excursions, step-on guide and transportation services. Be Native Tours can assist groups in reaching a variety of destinations, including but not…

 
 

Busy interstate crossroads make for great shopping stops in Asheville, N.C.; Des Moines, Iowa; Little Rock, Ark. and West Palm Beach, Fla.; where premium outlet centers have opened in the last few years. Boston-based New England Development opened all of the outdoor outlet centers, starting with Palm Beach Outlets in 2014. All but Asheville are…

 
 

Wisconsin’s culinary scene offers a wide variety of iconic supper clubs in the Fond Du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region. Few places define Wisconsin’s culinary tradition as well as the “supper club.” Before chains dominated the American landscape restaurants prided themselves as family-owned and run operations that celebrated food, good times and excellent service….

 
 

If your travel takes you to the Carolinas – and if not, it may be time – check out the NarroWay Theatre (narroway.net). It’s a place your groups will talk about for years to come. Located at I-77 exit 90, NarroWay is just across the South Carolina border, right outside of Charlotte, NC. Every major…

 
 

The Outlets at Tejon is excited to introduce a number of wonderful features to the already stellar shopping destination. Stop by Camp Tejon! This fun play area has a climbable tower structure and slide located inside the Hacienda Food Court where families can take a reprieve from a day of shopping. Beat the heat! Our…