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10 Must-Do’s in Tucson, Arizona

The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the 4 major deserts found within the US. Surprisingly, a diverse range of plants and animals thrive in the harsh conditions. The Sonoran Desert is the wettest desert on Earth due to the strong summer monsoon season. The resulting lushness of the desert is a rarity […]

Visiting the Country’s Newest Aquarium: The OdySea in Scottsdale, AZ

While most of us are more familiar with the top rated aquariums like Chicago’s Shedd or Central California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium, there are wonderful aquariums to visit all over the country, not just in the bigger cities or coastal areas. One really odd place where you would never think to explore marine life is smack […]

101 Things to do in Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona is a surprisingly diverse area of the country, especially in comparison to its’ southern counterpart. Instead of the towering Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert, you will find yourself immersed in the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Instead of 6 months of brutal 90-100+ degree temps, you will find an attractive […]

5 Tucson Holiday Events Not to be Missed

Most of us would agree that Tucson is far from an ideal place to spend the holiday season. Many of us prefer wintry weather, overcast skies, and traditional trees over the desert plant life, brown mountains, and mild climate found throughout Southern Arizona. It can be quite difficult to get into the holiday spirit somewhere […]

Attraction of the Week: Sabino Canyon in Tucson

Sabino Canyon is a desert oasis amidst the never ending suburban congestion in Tucson. This is the place that both locals and tourists flock to for a relaxing natural escape from the never ending traffic, stoplights, and retail businesses. As soon as you enter the canyon, you are transported out of the city into a […]

Attraction of the Week: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train

It comes as no surprise that the fantastic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been rated as one of the world’s best train rides. The picturesque journey, which starts in charming ski resort town of Durango and ends in the tiny high altitude town of Silverton, travels through the gorgeous San Juan National Forest, […]

White Sands National Monument: Where you can go Sledding in the Middle of the Desert

White Sands National Monument is one of the most unique natural wonders you can visit out West, or elsewhere for the matter. In this portion of Southern New Mexico, you will come across a fascinating place where striking white gypsum sand dunes contrast beautifully amongst the clear blue skies of the Chihuahuan Desert. The sand […]

Leaf Peeping Near Tucson: Fall Color on Mt. Lemmon

Fall color in Tucson? Yes, it does exist, although not exactly within the city itself. There is no fall foliage to be found anywhere in Tucson, however, you can drive about an hour and a half outside of the city up to the high altitude trails of the Coronado National Forest to see the colorful […]

Flagstaff: The City of 7 Wonders

Flagstaff, Arizona has been nicknamed “The City of 7 wonders” due to its’ close proximity to a number of fascinating natural wonders. Most of us that are familiar with the city associate it solely with the Grand Canyon, although there are a handful of diverse sights you will want to check out on your next […]

A Road Trip through Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, a small town in Southern New Mexico which has been nicknamed “the city of the crosses,” is a nice base location for exploring attractions in the southern portion of the state. The origin of the name is not known although several theories exist. One theory suggests that multiple crosses were placed as grave […]



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