As I handed my boarding pass to the less than enthused TSA agent, she said, “AR? Is that Arizona?”
I said, “No, it’s Arkansas.” She remarked, “Arkansas, interesting. I have never heard of anyone going there.”
It is true. Arkansas may be the most forgotten state in the United States. As least Kansas has Wizard of Oz fame going for it.
Other states and destinations may contend for being more forgotten by visitors, but in my mind, Arkansas seems to win. Rounding out my list of destinations you might not have considered, here are four other locales throughout the United States and Europe that find Arkansas in good company.
Throw away the worries that you have never heard of anyone going there. These out there destinations still deserve your attention:
Arkansas: Arriving into Arkansas in fall is like a kid opening up the crayon box, discovering vibrant oranges and reds for the first time. Maple trees look almost unreal in Arkansas in fall. Fayetteville boasts the university spirit. If you don’t know what a razorback is, you will quickly find out in this college town along lively Dickson Street where bars and restaurants reign. Head out deeper into the state and you will find Civil War battlefields untouched by tourists with only the lingering feeling of soldiers and strife remaining. There is a reason Arkansas is “the natural state”. Trees, shrubbery and the like grow as it seemingly always has.
Luxembourg: Surrounded by France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg doesn’t stand a chance at getting the visitors its neighbors do. However, the tiny country warrants a long look for castles spring up on hills as no one stands there to observe their beauty. Not to be missed is Vianden, just shy of Germany. The town’s castle and countryside leading up to its entrance transport the on-looker into the days of old.
Sardinia: Seriously, why don’t more people head to Sardinia? It could be that the island considered a part of Italy is actually closer to France. Sardinia rests right in the heart of the Mediterranean, surrounded by beaches of beauty, mountain scenery speckled with goats and a history peppered about with ruins rising out of the water. Sure, Italy is great unto itself, but take a ferry or plane to Sardinia and it will be well worth the trouble.
Hawaii’s Big Island:There may be resorts and hotels catering to visitors on the Big Island, but most head to Maui when they say “Hawaii”. The Big Island presents a ying and yang of terrains. On one side, rocky harsh lava rock invades while the other covers in lush greenery, rain and waterfalls. The interior presents cowboy like towns where barbeque is served to perfection. It’s not all about Waikiki and Honolulu when it comes to Hawaii.
Norway: Getting to Norway may be a challenge. The country sits out of sight and mind for most visitors to Europe, almost touching toes with Santa’s workshop up north. Then it could be the prices. One of the most expensive countries in Europe will drive visitors away, but step into Oslo, and you won’t mind throwing around cash. Home to Munch’s The Scream and dozens of Viking ships, Norway may be out of the way, but it shouldn’t be. Save up some cash and explore fjords aplenty and Viking remains by the boatload.
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
Four Simple Tech Gifts For TravelersComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Simple and technology don’t often coincide, especially when it comes to travel. For the traveler on your gift list this holiday season, presents geared toward the tech savvy adventurer can be somewhat intimidating for the gift giver. However, the sea of technology gifts on the market for travelers can be simplified. You can still get that traveler on your list something they will use and need without having to read up on what the high-tech item actually is. To streamline the matter, here are a few simple techy ideas to gift the traveler on your list....read more
London's Top Christmas MarketsComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
December is a fantastic time to visit London, offering a healthy dose of Christmas cheer that's unparalleled. Here's a roundup of the city's best Christmas markets to help you fa la la your way to an excellently English Christmas....read more
Five Great Vintage Clothing Shops in Southern CaliforniaComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
From 1960s shift dresses to wide 1980s leather belts, I love adding quality vintage pieces to my wardrobe. There is no shortage of vintage shops packed with treasures in Southern California. Here are some of my favorite spots....read more
Spotlight on Dresden’s Striezelmarkt: Four Fun Facts About Germany’s Oldest Christmas MarketComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Fruitcakes parade through town as an ornate pyramid looks out on the scene. While not any sort of a sugar plum dream, this is the reality of the Dresden Christmas market, commonly referred to as the Dresden Striezelmarkt. Hailed as Germany’s oldest Christmas market, it is also arguably one of the most unique in Europe for its traditions, from fruitcake festivals to prized wooden toys. If you are toying with the idea of attending Dresden’s highlight of the year, here are a few fun facts about Germany’s oldest Christmas market....read more
Four Public Gardens in the U.S.Comments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
When you’re traveling, sometimes it’s nice to be able to slow down and take time to smell the roses. Here are suggestions for four public gardens in the U.S. where you can do just that (literally). Enjoy!...read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2009 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.