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Historic Hot Springs, Arkansas attracts roadtrippers seeking unique destinations

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Historic Hotel Hale in the heart of Hot Springs, Arkansas Bathhouse Row.

Join the Mayor of Hot Springs Arkansas, Pat McCabe and his wife Ellen at their restored historic Hotel Hale in the heart of Bathhouse Row.

The McCabes share insights about their arduous journey restoring the historic Hotel Hale, and insights about how Hot Springs has attracted a new clientele. It used to be a destination driven by visitors from people throughout state of Arkansas--but COVID has served as a game changer in demographics.

The McCabe note that pre-covid Hot Springs wasn't on the radar for vacationers from Houston, Texas, for example, but now Houstonians have widened their radius of targeted travel destinations and they don't mind the seven-hour road trip to find a relatively safe-haven, with ample outdoor activities at Hot Springs National Park.

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning podcast travel show,  Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryiHeartRadio, Apple Podcast, the NPR One App & Stitcher.com. Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. 

Underwriting support provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.