Patsy Bell Hobson

Patsy Bell Hobson is a freelance writer specializing in Ozarks regional travel. Her writing focuses on travel and gardening; two of her favorite things. Her travels have taken her to countless gardens including Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC, Canada; Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA; Biltmore, Asheville, NC; and the three fabulous botanical gardens in her home state of Missouri. When traveling, she prefers to stay at boutique hotels and B&Bs. There is always a good travel story in these cozy locations.
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Affordable Family Vacations in the Illinois Ozarks

The big selling point is the view. Each suite has a private patio/deck overlooking the Ohio River. Make this your home base for an Illinois Ozarks vacation.


Getaway weekends in Bentonville Arkansas

The Not To Be Missed site on this weekend agenda is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Try these affordable, easy access spots. (Plus, coffee and cookie tips)


Gone Girl Filming in Cape Girardeau

Gone Girl, staring Ben Affleck, is being filmed in Cape Giraradeau. It’s drawing attention and tourism to southeast Missouri.


Wild about the Wildflower Festival in Colorado

27th annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival July 8 – 14, 2013 Gunnison-Crested Butte is one of the best hub locations for summertime hiking and wildflower explorations. It takes a lot to be dubbed the official wildflower capital of Colorado, considering the state’s natural beauty. The region is geared to skiing in the winter months, but… Read More


A Little Rock AR getaway

The Little Rock river market includes: restaurants, a distillery, Market Hall (with 15 dining establishments), farmer’s market, Riverfront Park, shopping, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.


5 New Orleans heritage festivals

It’s festival season in the Big Easy. New Orleans Festivals rule the summertime and most of them are free.