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Attraction of the Week: The Wildlife Habitat at The Flamingo in Vegas

One of the most relaxing things to do while in Vegas, which many visitors unfortunately are unaware of, is to take a stroll through the Wildlife Habitat at The Flamingo Resort. The grounds of the Strip’s oldest resort are elaborately landscaped with all sorts of lush tropical plants, making you feel as if you have escaped The Strip […]

Hiking Hotspot: The Jim Thompson Trail in Sedona

The Jim Thompson trail is one of Sedona’s lesser known trails. This lack of tourist traffic makes this beautiful hike all the more appealing. Featuring amazing views of the Steamboat Rock formation, as well as a surprising amount of greenery for the area, it really is a nice little photogenic stroll. You’ll also find a […]

19 Things to do in Phoenix When It’s Too Hot!

While Phoenix is a wonderful winter oasis for many coming from cold dreary climates in the East, the summer weather is more often than not quite unattractive. So what do you do when the thermometer keeps crawling up past 100 on a regular basis for months on end? In order to stay entertained during the […]

“Get Your Kicks on Route 66” in Williams, Arizona

The original “Mother Road,” as Route 66 was referred to by John Steinbeck in the classic Grapes of Wrath novel, was once a narrow 2 lane road, spanning from Chicago all the way to the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, for a total distance of 2400 miles. Interstate I-40 eventually replaced the historic road in 1956. Although […]

The Arizona Bitmore: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece

The Arizona Bitmore, referred to as the “Jewel of the Desert,” is part of Hilton’s line of luxurious Waldorf Astoria resorts. It’s one of Phoenix’s largest resorts and is also quite popular, especially during the prime winter season when the temps have finally cooled down & thousands of tourists from cold climates plan their escapes […]

51 Fun & Free (or Cheap) Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona is many things including gateway to the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s premier 4 season destination, as well as a popular starting point for exploring natural attractions throughout the northern portion of the state. Located 7000 feet above sea level, the city is the 2nd highest in the US (counting only cities with a population […]

Hiking Hotspot: Peaceful Creeks & Red Rock Views along Sedona’s Huckaby Trail

Sedona is home to dozens and dozens of trails, some extremely difficult uphill climbs only for advanced hikers like the A.B. Young Trail, and others short, flat treks like Fay & Wilson Canyon, which are perfect for beginners. Then there are trails of moderate intensity which are perfect for regular exercises looking for a challenge, […]

Hiking Hotspot: A Quiet Nature Stroll along Sedona’s Wilson Canyon Trail

Wilson Canyon is one of 5 Sedona hikes beginning near Midgley Bridge off of scenic Oak Creek Canyon drive. Several trails including the easy & short Wilson Canyon trail, the moderately difficult Huckaby and Jim Thompson trails, as well as the strenuous Wilson Mountain North and South trails begin here. By far the easiest of […]

6 Fun Things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is known for many things – unique local New Mexican cuisine, red or green chile, the International Balloon Festival, Breaking Bad, open desert landscapes with beautiful mountain views in the background, Native American culture, and much more. Albuquerque really offers a little something for everyone, whether you are a fitness or history buff, or […]

Hiking Hotspot: Sedona’s Templeton Trail at Cathedral Rock

Sedona visitors looking for an easier, shorter trail which still offers stunning red rock scenery may just want to check out the Templeton Trail at Cathedral Rock. One of the newer trails in town, this beautiful course takes you along the base of the stunning Cathedral Rock formation. However, the real treat comes in later […]



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