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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 […]

Attraction of the Week: Beautiful Washington Park in Portland, Oregon

Washington Park is a massive urban park just a few miles outside of downtown Portland. Featuring the Portland Zoo, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Portland Children’s Museum, it is definitely one of the best attractions for tourists to check out while in town. This is really […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hiking Hotspot: The High Altitude Trails of Mt. Lemmon

Located at an altitude 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 your best bet when it comes to escaping the brutal 100+ degree summer weather. When the temps soar into the dreaded triple digit numbers (which happens […]



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