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Attraction of the Week: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery is an unexpected D.C. gem, not as highly touted as the more popular museums, however, just as fascinating and worthy of your time. Like all the other Smithsonian museums in the National Mall, admission to the Portrait Gallery is free! It’s a nice refreshing change of pace planning a vacation where […]

Hiking Hotspot: Pima Canyon in the Catalina Foothills

Pima Canyon is a beautiful hike located in the Catalina Foothills, a gorgeous upscale neighborhood of Tucson. This canyon is located within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area in the mesmerizing Santa Catalina Mountains. While just about every hike in Tucson is worth considering due to the shear beauty of the Sonoran desert, Pima Canyon is […]

Attraction: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of the premier attractions in Washington, D.C. The National Mall sees over 25 million visitors a year – more than Yellowstone, Yosemite, & the Grand Canyon combined. A wonderful combination of museums, monuments, memorials, and cultural attractions, all jam packed within a 2 mile span, makes […]

Attraction of the Week: Smithsonian National Zoo

Across the US, you will only find a limited number of free zoos. One of these happens to be the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. As this zoo is one in only 4 US zoos home to pandas, there is a great incentive to make room for the zoo during your D.C. visit. If […]

Hiking Hotspot: Triple Falls at Dupont State Forest

The Western North Carolina region is loaded with breathtaking waterfalls. From roadside wonders, to those requiring a hard trek along an unmaintained trail, there are unending cascading beauties to explore in this region. The best waterfall hikes include those such as the Triple Falls trail within the Dupont State Forest, in which you will see […]

12 Free Things to do in Greenville, South Carolina

Located in the heart of the region of South Carolina known as “The Upstate,” Greenville has become a trendy place in recent years thanks to its’ emerging foodie scene and revitalized Main Street. Mild weather and close proximity to the Blue Ridge mountains also continues to draw nature lovers to the region. The city is […]

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 […]

Hiking Hotspot: A Stunning Climb Up Doe Mountain in Sedona

For the most spectacular 360 degree views of Sedona’s stunning red rocks, be sure to plan for a climb up Doe Mountain. Although it may seem like a big feat, the 0.7 mile climb up to the mesa of Doe Mountain features a series of switchbacks and just 400 feet in elevation gain, thus making […]

The Chapel of the Holy Cross: Vortex & Views in Sedona

The Chapel of the Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic church in Sedona, Arizona, is a truly unique sight to behold as it is built in between 2 towering red rock formations. The chapel rises 200 feet from the ground with a 90 foot cross as the centerpiece. This beautiful work of art was inspired by […]

30 of The Best Freebies in Las Vegas

Long gone are the days of $1 buffets and $25 hotel rooms in Vegas. Fast forward just a bit and buffets now start at 20 bucks, 3 star resorts are going for at least a hundred bucks, almost all resorts are charging for parking, and the dreaded resort fee is tacked on to already pricey rooms as […]