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Travel: Near, Far, Arkansas

Published: September 19, 2009   

Even with the slower economy, travel is not out of reach this fall and into 2010. Bargains are available on national and international travel. Staying in Arkansas to tour local attractions is another option. This special section on travel will introduce you to several Catholics who have an interest in tourism.

Click on a headline below to read selected stories from the special Catholic Travel section which appeared in the Sept. 19, 2009 issue of Arkansas Catholic.

  • Local travel agents say: Interesting trips, good deals available now
    During the fuel price spikes and the economic instability of the past few years, people may have deferred thoughts of vacations to faraway places. But experts with local travel agencies suggest good deals are available, and now may be the time to book those trips.

  • Wine country is Catholic country
    Catholic-owned wineries in and near Altus go back to 1880s when Swiss-German settlers came to the area.

  • Learning locally to think globally
    The new Heifer Village offers a glimpse into what Heifer International has been doing around the world for 65 years.

  • Tourism is a business for these Catholics
    By boat, bus or car, parishioners come into contact with tourists from around the state and country.

  • Stay and play
    “Staycation” is a word coined recently to describe the shift in many people’s travel plans. In order to save money and make it easier and simpler, travelers are choosing to stay closer to home for their vacations.

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