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Attraction of the Week: Beautiful Washington Park in Portland, Oregon

Washington Park is a massive urban park just a few miles outside of downtown Portland. Featuring the Portland Zoo, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Portland Children’s Museum, it is definitely one of the best attractions for tourists to check out while in town. This is really […]

Attraction of the Week: Enders Falls in Northern Connecticut

Connecticut is home to a number of gorgeous waterfalls, and although most are pretty small, the majority are located in picturesque, quaint forest settings. Enders Falls is just 30 feet tall, although the gorgeous views and minimal effort required to see the falls, make it one of the best waterfalls to seek out in the […]

Attraction of the Week: Boston Common and Public Garden

Anyone who has ever vacationed in Boston knows that you are in for a lot of walking if you plan on exploring all the historic sites downtown. While the walking the Freedom Trail & exploring the North End, Beacon Hill, and Newbury Street are all fantastic must-do experiences, they can also be very exhausting. After […]

Attraction of the Week: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train

It comes as no surprise that the fantastic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been rated as one of the world’s best train rides. The picturesque journey, which starts in charming ski resort town of Durango and ends in the tiny high altitude town of Silverton, travels through the gorgeous San Juan National Forest, […]

Attraction of the Week: Tucson’s Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Here’s a unique museum to add to your Southwestern bucket list: the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona. While Tucson is most well known for its’ brutally hot summers, the stately Saguaro cactus, and authentic Mexican food, it’s also home to quite an eclectic museum. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures […]

Attraction of the Week: Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Tucson offers a number of attractions for those interested in learning more about the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. The wettest desert in North America is surprisingly home to an interesting mix of plant and animal life including the fascinating Saguaro cactus, which is only found within the Sonoran. If you are looking to save […]

Hiking Hotspot: The High Altitude Trails of Mt. Lemmon

Located at an altitude of over 7000 ft in the cool pines of the Coronado National Forest, and thus, typically about 20 degrees cooler than Tucson, Mt. Lemmon is your best bet when it comes to escaping the brutal 100+ degree summer weather. When the temps soar into the dreaded triple digit numbers (which happens […]

Hiking Hotspot: Tumanoc Hill in Tucson

Tumanoc Hill is a local Tucson hotspot for getting in a scenic workout close to the city. This urban oasis is one of the best options when it comes to hiking with a picturesque urban landscape. A very steep climb of approximately 1.5 miles leads you to a scenic overlook of the entire city. Along […]

Attraction of the Week: Reid Park Zoo in Tucson

Reid Park Zoo is a tiny 24 acre non-profit zoo in Tucson, Arizona. Although quite small, the zoo still houses over 500 animals including several endangered species such as the Gibbon and the Andean Bear. The zoo is nicely landscaped and provides a surprising amount of shade for a desert environment. Surprisingly, a summer morning […]

Attraction of the Week: Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, named as so after the amazing plant found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert, is one of the country’s most unique national treasures. This massive 91,000 acre desert wonderland,┬áspread out between 2 districts on opposing sides of Tucson, is a must-see for anyone interested in nature, hiking, and exploring serene desert plant life, […]

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