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An Autumn Stroll to the Spectacular Lower Catawba Falls

Lower Catawba Falls, a breathtaking 100 foot multi-tiered waterfall, is one of numerous easily accessible waterfalls near the Asheville, NC region. The trailhead is just 30 minutes away, making Catawba the closest major waterfall to Asheville, and thus, also one of the most crowded. Access to this waterfall was closed to the public for years […]

11 Gorgeous Florida Gulf Coast Beaches

Florida’s Gulf coast is home to some of the country’s most amazing beaches. In fact, a number of them have been rated at some time or another as “the best.” While Florida’s Gulf side beaches do not shine in the surfing department due to the calmer more shallow waters, the warm water temps place these […]

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Fall is the most extraordinary time to visit the renown Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This world-class oasis opened in 1984, making it one of America’s newest gardens. The arboretum is repeatedly ranked as one of the top in the world, thanks in part to the staff & generous volunteers continuing dedication to preserving history […]

Attraction of the Week: City of Rocks

City of Rocks, a surreal geologic wonder in Southwestern New Mexico, is one to add to your bucket list of oddball roadside attractions. Seemingly popping out in the midst of nowhere in the isolated desert of New Mexico are the grand towering rock formations known today as the City of Rocks. Today, these oddly shaped […]

Silver City, New Mexico: A Beautiful Respite from the Desert Heat

Silver City, a small southwestern New Mexico community of just 10,000 residents, was founded as a mining town back in 1878. The scenic community sits at the foot of the Mongollon mountains. Today, Silver City is most popular with retirees seeking a laid-back mountain escape. Due to the proximity of a handful of natural wonders, […]

5 Easy & Scenic Tucson Hikes for the Hot Summer Season

Finding things to do during the summer months in Tucson can be a real challenge. The city does not offer much in the way of world class indoor attractions, however, it is surrounded by 4 beautiful mountain ranges, and thus, offers plenty in the way of outdoor recreation. Unfortunately, temps hover in the 90-100+ degree […]

5 Beautiful Sedona Summer Hikes

While the 90-100 degree summer days of Sedona may feel like a welcome respite to the many Southern Arizona daytrippers who frequently flee up north to enjoy the cooler weather, for most tourists, hiking during Sedona’s hot summer season is not ideal. Add in blazing sun and little to no shade, and many of Sedona’s […]

40+ Must-Do’s in and around Las Vegas

Long gone are the days where the prime activity in Vegas was gambling. Today, you can spend an entire weekend in Vegas without even a second thought of hitting the slots ever crossing your mind. With so many distractions around every corner, many people no longer consider Vegas simply a gambling destination, but rather an […]

Chiricahua National Monument: “The Wonderland of Rocks”

Chiricahua National Monument, a unique natural wonder featuring rare & fascinating rock formations, is the hidden gem of Southern Arizona. This gorgeous little known place is just 2 hours east of Tucson, and makes for a great little daytrip. If you are a nature lover, hiker, photographer, or birdwatcher, you will definitely want to make […]

Hiking Hotspot: Tucson’s Hidden Canyon Bowen Trail

The eclectic Southwestern city of Tucson, Arizona is surrounded by 4 beautiful mountain ranges: the Rincons, the Santa Catalinas, the Santa Ritas, and the Tucson mountains. The city is well known for its’ many outdoor opportunities and parks, most notably Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park, and Catalina State Park. Tourists come from all over the […]



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