Who are the People Behind Somewhere in Arkansas?

Hey y’all!

We are Karen Keathley and Emily Manasco, a mother and daughter from, you guessed it, the wonderful state of Arkansas. We live in the capitol city of Little Rock which is centrally located making it easy for our travels all over the state.

We believe that our home state of Arkansas is often overlooked and underestimated. We think that it deserves way more acclaim and attention than it receives and love to share all the things we love about this beautiful place!

Our Arkansas home has delicious food, friendly people, incredible natural beauty, wonderful cities with great museums and activities, and so much more.

We have worked with many Arkansas businesses to showcase what they have to offer. Some of these include restaurants such as Don’s Southern Social in Hot Springs, K-Pot in Jonesboro, and City Silo in Little Rock.

We love to show off the unique accommodations that Arkansas has to offer and have experienced many vacation rentals such as Bethesda Lake Resort in Mena, Mystic Ozark Adventure Planetarium Treehouse in Rogers, and Overnight Digs in Hot Springs.

We also help tourism boards with advertising specific areas in and around Arkansas such as Bentonville Tourism, Oklahoma City Tourism, Memphis Tourism, and the town of Wilson, Arkansas.

Most of the time we travel Arkansas just for fun! We love to hike and explore and share all the wonderful natural areas of our state, the amazing state parks, and all the hidden gems! We are always traveling and seeking new adventures to share with our readers on the blog and on our social media.

Speaking of social media here are the places you can find us!

We are the largest Arkansas Instagram account in the state, even larger than the official Arkansas account!

Emily is married to Daniel and they have a 1 year old daughter. Emily is a flight attendant with a major airline and loves Arkansas, reading, and, of course, travel. Emily handles the video editing and social media for Somewhere in Arkansas. Daniel flies the drone and is seen in many of the videos along with little Lyla.

Karen is married to Kevin and they have three children and 4 grandchildren with one on the way! Karen loves reading, writing, and traveling around Arkansas and the world. You won’t see her much on camera but she is writing the blog and handling much of the “behind the scenes” stuff.

There is so much to experience in Arkansas and we can’t wait to share even more adventures as we travel around our state. You will always find us “somewhere in Arkansas.”

You can contact us at: emily@somewhereinarkansas.com

We also blog at Wear I Wandered. On this blog Emily shares travel tips and what life is like as a flight attendant and we also talk about fabulous places to visit, and fashion and packing tips.

Thanks so much for stopping by!