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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 […]

5 Must-Try Breakfast Restaurants 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 […]



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