Nancy D. Brown is a lover of all things related to travel. With What A Trip, she has combined her passion for travel with her professional writing career.

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5 Things to Do in Hot Springs, Arkansas

If the rush-rush of big city life isn’t your idea of a good vacation, you’ll love Hot Springs, Arkansas. Nestled in the mountains in west Arkansas, this town has plenty of culture, history, and entertaining things to do. I happened to have grown up in Hot Springs and visit every few years, but this trip I played tourist so that I could see the town through your eyes. I think you’ll like what I saw!
1. Hang Out with Celebrities
I’m a fan of old-school tourist attractions, and believe me: the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum delivers. I’ve been visiting this throwback since I was little (and it opened in 1971) and it’s hardly changed in the decades since.

The wax figures lean toward more historic celebrities like Clark Gable and Mae West, though President Obama is a more recent addition. If you’re up for a few chills, don’t take the detour away from the Chamber of Horrors (where you are greeted by Alfred Hitchcock). You’ll warm back up by the time you enter the World of Make Believe, where Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland have been bringing smiles to children for ages. If You Go
250 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR 71901
Admission: $10 for adults

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Southern Oregon Rafting at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge

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Riding Costa Rica’s Waves at Manuel Antonio Surf School

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National Parks Guide U.S.A.: For Kids but Adult Friendly

Just because a book is written with kids in mind, doesn’t mean an adult shouldn’t claim it. Such is the case with the centennial edition of National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.When it came […]

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Rafting Rogue River Southern Oregon Row Adventures

Nothing says family vacation like a rafting trip on the river. My husband and I met at the University of Oregon and sealed our relationship when we purchased a tent together. That was thirty years […]

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Boracay, Philippines–Adventure and R&R

Boracay, one of the 2000 inhabited islands in the Philippines, is known for its white sand beaches, one reason why I chose this busy slice of paradise for a three day trip with my son and […]