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Hiking Hotspot: Beautiful Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona

For an incredible desert hiking experience with endless views of cacti and stunning mountain vistas, plan for a hike at Catalina State Park, Tucson’s most gorgeous hiking area at the base of the dramatic Santa Catalina mountains. If you love the amazing Saguaro cactus, then Catalina is definitely the place for you as over 5000 […]

25 Must-Do’s in the Phoenix Metro Area

Although this may come as a surprise to many, there is much more to do in the Phoenix area than simply shopping, dining, and lounging around luxury resorts. With endless sunny days, little rain outside of summer monsoon season, and mild temperatures for more than half of the year, fun outdoor adventures abound all year. […]

29 Must-Do’s in Beautiful Sedona, Arizona

Sedona aka “Red Rock Country,” is a gorgeous Southwestern vacation destination, particularly for nature lovers, fitness buffs, spiritual seekers, and photographers. For anyone who loves being outside, exploring gorgeous natural landscapes, and relaxing & rejuvenating in a beautiful natural setting, Sedona comes in as the perfect Southwestern vacation choice. Really, it does not get much […]

19 Must-Do’s in Prescott, Arizona

Prescott is a small community in North Central Arizona, often overlooked due to more popular regional destinations like Flagstaff, Williams, and Sedona. Although Prescott neither offers the spectacular red rock scenery of Sedona, nor Flagstaff’s close proximity to the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, Prescott does offer a number of its’ own great amenities. […]

12 Restaurants to Check Out in Flagstaff, Arizona

For anyone planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon, you will probably end up spending the night (or several) in Flagstaff if the park hotels are all booked out. Flagstaff is a popular lodging area due to several attractive features including close proximity to the canyon (a little under 1.5 hours), an abundance of dining options, […]

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, spread 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, […]

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 […]

5 Places to Get Breakfast in Flagstaff

Filling up on a hearty breakfast in Flagstaff is a must before engaging in any intense calorie burning high altitude activity. It’s also a great idea before making the hour and a half drive to the Grand Canyon or any other national attraction, as these areas are limited in terms of available dining options. In […]

Hiking Hotspot: A Picturesque, Relaxing Stroll Along Marg’s Draw in Sedona

Marg’s Draw is one of Sedona’s easiest & shortest trails, and it also happens to be located super close to town, so the combined hike & drive over will not take up too much of your day. The Marg’s Draw Trail is the perfect starting point for just about anyone, as it is both easy […]

Hiking Hotspot: The Sugarloaf Summit Trail in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is an oasis for outdoor and fitness lovers. More and more tourists are planning trips to the area to take in the beauty of the stunning ancient red rock formations. On the downside, this means that this beautiful red rock wonderland is becoming less of a hidden gem and more of a popular Southwest […]



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