Author: Elaine Warner

Head ’Em Up …

  In the 1860s, trader Jesse Chisholm forged his way north from the Red River into Kansas to establish the famed Chisholm Trail. At the confluence of the Arkansas and the Little Arkansas Rivers, he founded a trading post that…

The Springfield Charm

  If you’re looking for a big-time destination in a small town, I have just the place for you: Springfield, Missouri, just over four hours northeast of Oklahoma City, is a one-size-fits-most kind of town. Indoors, outdoors and underground, history,…

“You are what you eat.”

  It’s an old adage that I embrace wholeheartedly. As I’ve traveled around the country, I’ve had the opportunity to take numerous cooking classes, which not only introduced me to cultural flavors, but added to my culinary repertoire. And those…

A Salute to Shoeless Joe

Adventure Grandma Elaine Warner hits the road to Greenville, South Carolina, and finds a new baseball hero on the centennial of the Black Sox scandal.

A Texas Trifecta

Quick getaways don’t get much more stellar than the DFW satellite cities of Irving, Plano and Grapevine – plan a trip down I-35 and prepare for enjoyment.

Mardi Gras Magic

From the depths of the Louisiana bayou to the mountains of New Mexico, these Mardi Gras destinations are perfect places to let the good times roll.

Touring Fort Smith

From the historic courtroom of Judge Isaac Parker to the new Park at West End, Elaine Warner finds plenty of highlights in Arkansas’ second-largest city.