It's dubbed "The Natural State" for a reason: the gorgeous nature in places like the Ozarks. Also of note: music festivals, Ozark folk traditions, thermal waters of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, a touch of sophistication in capital Little Rock.

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Eureka Springs' Crescent Hotel in 'Sleeping with History at 7 of the USA's most Historic Hotels'

How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gable, Ingrid Berman, Marilyn Monroe and a long list of other Tinseltown luminaries? Or snuggle down under the sheets at a former stagecoach stop along the famous Chisolm Trail which played host to George Custer, the cavalry commander in the Civil and American Indian Wars, and Jesse James, who needs no introduction? If luxury and elegance are your preference, how about the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware,…

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Another look at the Clinton Library in 'Parsing Politics, History & Personality at the USA's Presidential Libraries'

Sightseers at a setting near Boston enjoy a leisurely stroll through a magnificent 18th-century garden.  A man in Texas plays president as he reads a speech from a teleprompter.  Children in California take a pretend horseback ride with Ronald Reagan. These disparate experiences have one thing in common.  They’re taking place at depositories of manuscripts, memorabilia and memories which keep alive the stories of U.S. presidents. Today' s election in the United States increased interest in…

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Clinton Library in Little Rock among top USA presidential sites

I'll say upfront, I'm horrified by the nightmare my country has just let itself in for,  wincing at the massive damage we're going to be taking over the next four (and hopefully only four) years. So it's all the more worth noting that given the outsize world influence of this country’s chief executive, travellers seeking insights into both U.S. and world history will find intriguing and often first-hand information at the libraries, homes, and other sites dedicated to the various presidents and…

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