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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 […]

10 Must-Do Daytrips from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, a small mountain town in the Northern Arizona region, is the gateway to many amazing national wonders, most notably the magnificent Grand Canyon which is just a little over an hour away. Asides from being an easy drive from one of the world’s most well-known wonders, Flagstaff offers a number of attractive amenities of […]

48 Things To Do In Tucson When It’s Too Hot!

Although Southern Arizona’s hot & dry summer season is often considered to be more tolerable than the hot, humid summers of the Southeast and Midwest, this really is not the case. In all reality, the “more bearable dry heat” is in all reality much more miserable. When you combine unending months of 100+ degrees, constant […]

10 Western National Parks to Add to your Bucket List

The Western US is known for its’ many national wonders and is undoubtedly home to some of the most breathtakingly diverse & magnificent landscapes in the country. The West is home to 39 of the country’s 59 national parks, all of which hold their own beauty and uniqueness. Because elevation changes are so dramatic from […]

Attraction of the Week: Tucson’s Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Here’s a unique museum to add to your Southwestern bucket list: the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona. While Tucson is most well known for its’ brutally hot summers, the stately Saguaro cactus, and authentic Mexican food, it’s also home to quite an eclectic museum. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures […]



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