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Flagstaff: The City of 7 Wonders

Flagstaff, Arizona has been nicknamed “The City of 7 wonders” due to its’ close proximity to a number of fascinating natural wonders. Most of us that are familiar with the city associate it solely with the Grand Canyon, although there are a handful of diverse sights you will want to check out on your next […]

A Road Trip through Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, a small town in Southern New Mexico which has been nicknamed “the city of the crosses,” is a nice base location for exploring attractions in the southern portion of the state. The origin of the name is not known although several theories exist. One theory suggests that multiple crosses were placed as grave […]

10 Must-Do Daytrips from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, a small mountain town in the Northern Arizona region, is the gateway to many amazing national wonders, most notably the magnificent Grand Canyon which is just a little over an hour away. Asides from being an easy drive from one of the world’s most well-known wonders, Flagstaff offers a number of attractive amenities of […]

48 Things To Do In Tucson When It’s Too Hot!

Although Southern Arizona’s hot & dry summer season is often considered to be more tolerable than the hot, humid summers of the Southeast and Midwest, this really is not the case. In all reality, the “more bearable dry heat” is in all reality much more miserable. When you combine unending months of 100+ degrees, constant […]

10 Western National Parks to Add to your Bucket List

The Western US is known for its’ many national wonders and is undoubtedly home to some of the most breathtakingly diverse & magnificent landscapes in the country. The West is home to 39 of the country’s 59 national parks, all of which hold their own beauty and uniqueness. Because elevation changes are so dramatic from […]

Red Rock Canyon: A Natural Oasis Just 20 Miles from The Strip

Red Rock Canyon is one of the hidden gems of the Southwest, and by far, one of the best things to do on any Vegas vacation. After a few exciting, yet tiresome days of soaking in all the excitement and glamour of The Strip, it makes sense to plan a relaxing day trip to one […]

5 Things to do in Tubac, Arizona: “Where Art and History Meet”

Tubac is a tiny Southern Arizona community just 25 miles north of the US-Mexican border. Tubac was established in 1752, making it one of Arizona’s oldest towns. It is home to Arizona’s 1st state park (Tubac Presidio) and the oldest Spanish Colonial Presidio Site in Arizona. Tubac is a popular daytrip destination from Tucson, particularly […]

Unique Things to Do: A Guide to Unusual, Fascinating, & Off the Beaten Path Attractions

I love seeking out strange and unusual places as much as I love visiting well known national parks and tourist attractions. After several visits to the same destination, it’s fun to seek out some new and interesting sights. No matter where you travel throughout the US, unusual off-the-beaten attractions are lurking around every corner. I […]

10 Odd & Interesting Off-the-Beaten Path Arizona Destinations

It is no secret that Arizona is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the country. With 6 distinct ecosystems, the state is one of the most geologically diverse in the country. Northern Arizona is most commonly associated with magnificent national parks, while the Southern portion of the state is most known for […]

8 Fantastic Off-the-Beaten Path Vegas Attractions

Once you finally land in Vegas, its quite hard to draw yourself away from the excitement of The Strip. And really, with all the fabulous restaurants, shows, casinos, and endless entertainment, there really is no need to step a foot off The Strip. However, if you have already been to Vegas a time or 2 […]



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