Travel With Me Thursday: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Happy Thursday! I’m beyond thankful that it’s almost the weekend. Today I would like to introduce you to a new series here on the blog: Travel With Me Thursday. Catchy, huh? This week, I will be starting with a location near & dear to my heart, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Travel With Me Thursday may cover a town here in Arkansas or a city in Europe or China. The possibilities are endless. I have a fun trip lined up in October, so I can’t wait to share that with you! I had mentioned in Monday’s post that I wanted to blog more about travel, so here we go.

If you’re not from Arkansas, you might know a lot about Fayetteville. It’s located in the far northwest corner of Arkansas and is home to the University of Arkansas. Our mascot is the Razorback and we call the hogs to support our team! WOO PIG SOOIE.

I had actually never spent much time in downtown until the #Megaphone16 blog conference; however, I’m so glad I did because it’s beautiful. I love the tree lined streets and the beautiful town square that gives some much needed shade in this hot, humid Arkansas weather. I will definitely have to head back this fall to see the trees change color, too.

Recently, downtown has added a mural by Alexis Diaz:

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{Alexis Diaz is on Instagram here}

If that owl mural isn’t a huge photo opp, I don’t know what is. Next up, the rainbow wall at Maude Boutique. Grab your BFF and head to Maude to do some shopping, then take some photos (or do a snapchat story) behind the store at the Maude Wall.

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{burgundy skinnies, Target + leopard flats, Yosi Samra}

If it’s football season, you don’t want to miss a game at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium here in Fayetteville. Home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come see for yourself as we call the HOGS in our cardinal & white. (HOG call video is here!) If you cheer on another team in the SEC, you know that football RULES the fall season and it’s a big deal around here.

Also, be sure to check out Old Main at the University of Arkansas. It’s the oldest building at U of A and is an iconic symbol of Arkansas.

If you happen to be around the downtown square in the spring/summer, be sure to bring your camera. The flowers are beautiful and bright! You might even catch a bee pollinating a flower.

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We are so blessed to see all four seasons in Arkansas. Be sure to pack a light rain jacket for the spring and even a fleece jacket for the winter. It’s pretty common to see snow (or even ice) in the winter, so prepare for that. And by the way, summer is HOT and HUMID. Be sure to pack some good hair spray ;)

Recommendations:

Downtown Hotel: the Chancellor Hotel

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Can we please for a second talk about that ceiling? I want to re-create that in my house SO bad. I was obsessed with that ceiling, and I told everyone I saw :)

“Only in Arkansas” restaurant: Tacos 4 Life

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Here’s why Tacos 4 Life is amazing: 1 meal is donated for every meal purchased. Meals are sent to Swaziland, Africa, and Honduras. If you know me, you know that Honduras is close to my heart as I’ve traveled there several times on mission trips. It pains me to know that there are starving children in these countries, and Tacos 4 Life is a GREAT way to help others. I’m so thankful for those who started Tacos 4 Life. You can also find Tacos 4 Life in Conway and coming soon to Little Rock.

I hope you enjoyed this post on Fayettevile. I also hope you’re excited for my “Travel With Me Thursday” posts coming to the blog.

If you have any questions about Fayetteville, or Arkansas in general, be sure to email me. My email is listed here.

XO,

Rebekah

Comments

  1. Love the new series! It’s always so much fun to see new locations from other people’s perspectives!

    • Thanks for your sweet reply! I’m so excited to be back into the swing of blogging. GREAT to make new friends like you along the way :)

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