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15 Bike Paths with Relaxing Water Views

Biking has become my favorite weekend pastime. It’s a great way to get out of the house, enjoy a leisurely workout, and take in some fresh air, all while having a great time. Unlike more vigorous workouts like running & tennis, biking can be considered a more laid-back alternative, especially if you pick a flatter […]

Tips for Hiking in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert

After years of hiking in the harsh desert climate of Arizona, I have come up with some helpful advice for dealing with the uncomfortable conditions. Of course, hiking during the cooler winter months is ideal. However, if you do find yourself visiting during any other time of the year, you will want to follow some […]

The Best Roadtrips from Phoenix

One of the prime benefits of living in Phoenix is the quick access to top notch vacation destinations. From national parks, to world class beaches, to the best skiing in the Southwest, you basically have access to a little bit of everything. Each weekend brings forth a new opportunity to explore some of the top […]

15 Amazing Fall Color Hikes

Fall is the best time of year for much of the country. Crisp cool weather and sunny skies, bright golden foliage, and pumpkin spice everything. The leaves transition into a colorful medley of hues, transforming the green forest into a picture-perfect fall painting. Hiking is the best way to soak in the glorious colors of […]

10 reasons you should visit Vegas even if you are not a gambler

Once upon a time, Vegas lived up to its’ reputation as a place solely for the over 21 gambling and drinking crowd. Today, this is no longer the case. Vegas now reigns as “the entertainment capital of the world.” Award winning celebrity chef restaurants, opulent themed resorts, spectacular shows, luxurious spas, and designer shops line […]

Hiking Hotspot: Pima Canyon in the Catalina Foothills

Pima Canyon is a beautiful hike located in the Catalina Foothills, a gorgeous upscale neighborhood of Tucson. This canyon is located within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area in the mesmerizing Santa Catalina Mountains. While just about every hike in Tucson is worth considering due to the shear beauty of the Sonoran desert, Pima Canyon is […]

3 Days in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is a mesmerizing Southwestern vacation destination. For anyone who appreciates the rare beauty of the desert, Tucson is one of the best places for exploring the exotic fauna and flora up close. Located within the Sonoran desert, Tucson is one of the few places in the world where you can awe at the […]

Hiking Hotspot: Brin’s Mesa in Sedona

Sedona is a wonderland of red rocks – a picture-perfect destination for avid outdoor enthusiasts. Brin’s Mesa is just one of numerous awe-inspiring Sedona hiking trails to add to your must-do list. Although it is not the most scenic in town, it is still a worthy addition to any hiker’s bucket list. As the majority […]

Hiking HotSpot: Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Organ mountains, named as so for the needle like spires that resemble organ pipes, provide a dramatic backdrop for the city of Las Cruces, NM. This small city in Southern New Mexico is a popular base for adventure seekers. Outdoor lovers and fitness buffs seeking to explore all the exotic natural attractions throughout the […]

Hiking Hotspot: Calloway Trail at Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak is a gorgeous state park located on I-10 about halfway between Casa Grande and Tucson, Arizona. This park makes for a refreshing break for any roadtrippers making the lengthy (and boring) drive through Southern Arizona. The striking 3374 foot peak really juts out spectacularly amongst the surrounding flatter desert landscapes. In fact, it […]