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5 Must-Try Breakfasts in Tucson

When the extreme heat of the Sonoran desert rolls around each year, bringing with it blazing sunshine and oftentimes triple digit heat, the morning is your friend. On any summertime visit to Southern Arizona, you will quickly learn to take advantage of the (slightly) cooler morning temperatures. As you will likely be out and about […]

Hiking Hotspot: The High Altitude Trails of Mt. Lemmon

Located at an elevation 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 the closest option when it comes to escaping the brutal 100+ degree summer weather. When the temps soar into the dreaded triple digit numbers (which happens […]

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 […]

5 Amazing Sedona Hikes Under 5 Miles

Sedona, Arizona is a gorgeous Southwestern vacation destination, and by far, the most beautiful place to visit in Arizona (yes, above the Grand Canyon!!). Towering ancient red rock formations dominate the landscape, and through various means including scenic drives, hikes, spectacular overlooks, tours, and even restaurants & resorts, you will be able to enjoy these […]

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 […]

6 Easy Sedona Hikes with Fabulous Views

Sedona, Arizona is a natural wonderland – an amazing vacation destination for the hiker and nature lover. Hundreds of miles of trails give even the most avid hiker an endless supply of options. There is no ugly trail in Sedona – any hike will take you on a visually spectacular journey through the gorgeous 200+ […]

5 Fantastic Hiking Areas in Phoenix

Although most of us associate Phoenix’s very long endless triple digit heat summer season with hiding indoors as much as possible, the milder fall and winter months are the time to get out there and explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. While Phoenix has lots of malls, chain restaurants, and seemingly endless suburban congestion, […]

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 […]



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