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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 […]

Vacation Spotlight: Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a gorgeous small town in the Four Corners region of Southwestern Colorado. Because it is surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains and home to a number of natural wonders, Pagosa is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation destination. The gorgeous natural scenery of Southwestern Colorado combined with […]

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 […]

10 Interesting Day Trips Less than 2 Hours from Tucson

Southern Arizona is the only place in the world where the magnificent Saguaro cactus grows. As Tucson is home to the tallest and longest living Saguaro, visiting Saguaro National Park or Catalina State Park (which are loaded with thousands upon thousands of cacti) is by far the top thing to do while visiting the area. […]

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 […]



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