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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 […]

18 Must-Try Restaurants in “The Old Pueblo”

Tucson is an emerging foodie destination well known for its’ vibrant Mexican food scene. The city is home to what is considered “the best 23 miles of Mexican food in the country.” There are numerous authentic Mexican restaurants, both casual and upscale throughout town. And, if tacos and burritos are not your thing, there are […]

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 […]

Tombstone: The Town to Tough to Die

Fans of old Western classics featuring the likes of gunslingers like Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday will definitely want to plan a visit to the authentic western town of Tombstone. Located just 2 hours south of Tucson, Arizona, it’s a quick, fun daytrip for those interested in exploring “the town to tough to die.” Tombstone […]

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 […]

8 Great Daytrips to Escape the Phoenix Heat

While the Phoenix metro area is home to a number of unique attractions and offers much in the way of outdoor recreation, the area as a whole is a bit limited in comparison to other similar sized metro areas. Add in 5-6 months of extreme heat and your options become even more limited. Besides a […]

15 Scenic Hikes in Tucson

With 4 prominent mountain ranges surrounding the city, Tucson offers no shortage of fascinating desert hikes. These 4 ranges consist of Tucson Mountain Park, the Rincon Mountains, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and and the Santa Rita Mountains. There are numerous parks and preserves within each of the mountain districts. The most stunning mountain views are […]



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