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Exploring Gorgeous Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon National Monument is one of the most beautiful places to explore in Northern Arizona. Located just 7 miles outside of Flagstaff, a day trip is easily incorporable into any vacation. Historic artifacts have shown that Archaic people occupied the canyon thousands of years ago. The first permanent settlers, known as the Sinagua (from […]

Hiking in Gorgeous Prescott, Arizona: Thumb Butte Trail #33

Prescott is a gorgeous Northern Arizona city known for its’ wonderful recreational activities. Biking and hiking trails can be found throughout the city. The million plus acre Prescott National Forest, which offers over 450 miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, offers endless opportunities for year round recreation. Prescott’s wonderful 4 season climate, […]

Buffalo Park: The Best Views of Arizona’s Highest Mountain Range

Beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, a 4 season outdoor adventureland in Northern Arizona, is located just 7 miles from the San Francisco peaks. At 12,633 feet, Humphrey’s peak, the summit, is the highest in the state. The gorgeous mountains can be seen from several locations throughout the city. The town of Flagstaff is vastly different from the […]

The Beautiful Peavine National Recreational Trail in Prescott, Arizona

In Prescott, a beautiful small city in Northern Arizona, you will find one of the few remaining rail trails in the state. The Peavine National Recreational Trail follows the old Santa Fe, Prescott, & Phoenix Railway. This picturesque 5.5 mile trail (11 miles round-trip) features amazing views of Watson Lake and Granite Dells. Granite Dells […]

Beautiful Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, Arizona

A combination of fascinating red rock formations, beautiful forested lands, and luxury resorts have made Sedona a popular getaway destination for over 4 million tourists each year. USA Today recently ranked Sedona as the most beautiful place in the US. The entire area is a recreational paradise with hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain […]

Attraction of the Week: Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas

Barton Springs, a collection of 4 different natural springs (together they are the 4th largest in Texas), has been a popular gathering spot for swimming and picnicking since it was founded by Native Americans back in the 1800’s. In 1918, Andrew Zilker donated the land to the City of Austin, where it stands today as […]

Aliens in Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell, a small city in Southeastern New Mexico, is most well-known for being home to the UFO incident of 1947. Although the alleged crash was 75 miles Northwest of Roswell in the desert, the town is still most frequently associated with UFOs. Over the years there has been an abundance of evidence, both to prove […]

Attraction of the Week: Lady Bird Hike-and-Bike Trail in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is one of the most beautiful areas of Texas. Lady Bird Lake is a gorgeous downtown lake which provides numerous recreational opportunities for locals and visitors. Whether you feel like taking a scenic bike ride or jog around the lake, rowing, or fishing, you will enjoy the beautiful green scenery, sunny skies, and […]

Attraction of the Week: Beaumont Botanical Gardens

Beaumont is a small Texas city located just 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and an hour from Houston. The city is most known for its’ unique roadside attractions which include a 135 foot tall alligator in front of Gator Country Adventure Park, a 24 foot Dalmatian spotted hydrant in front of the Fire […]

15 Budget Friendly Spring Vacation Destinations

Spring is one of the best times to take a vacation. Unlike the peak summer season, planning a getaway during the less hectic spring season typically brings forth many great benefits, namely hotel and transportation savings, attractive cooler weather, along with fewer crowds. Plus, many summer and winter hotspots often offer their best deals during […]