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15 Amazing Drives to add to your Bucket List

1. Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway Location: Just outside of Tucson, Arizona Length of drive: 27 miles Highlights: Amazing views of the Saguaro cacti, beautiful mixed conifer forest, access to high altitude hiking trails, 30 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, fabulous leaf peeping in the fall, winter snow destination Attractions: Marshall Gulch trail, Mt. Lemmon […]

20+ Incredible Waterfalls to Add to your Bucket List

Waterfalls truly are a sight to behold, and fortunately, they can be found in all 50 states. While some areas like the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast are home to an incredible array of magnificent waterfalls, these gems of nature can be found just about anywhere. Whether tall or small, seeing a beautiful waterfall can […]

8 Easy Bike Paths with Incredible Mountain Scenery

It’s easy today to find a great bike path pretty much anywhere you travel. Former rail trails are often converted into recreational paths. Today, there are hundreds of these rail trails, with at least one in nearly every state. Additionally, beach front paths, preserves, and parks provide further more opportunity for enjoying biking in a […]

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 […]

16 Festive Holiday Attractions & Activities

The holidays just are not the same without beautiful light displays and festive events to look forward to all season long, from the day after Thanksgiving through the New Year. While the holiday season can be a stressful time for many, there is also lots of seasonal fun to lighten the mood. With all the […]

The Griffith Observatory: The Best Views of the Hollywood Sign in L.A.

The famous Hollywood sign – it’s really just letters spelling out the name of a town on the side of a mountain. Nevertheless, due to its’ repeated presence in pop culture, the letters have become symbolic worldwide for the entertainment industry. Ironically, the sign was originally built as an advertisement to sell real estate in an […]

30 Tips for a Wonderful Disneyland Vacation

Disneyland, it is known to be “the happiest place on earth,” a world where fantasy and excitement can make all your problems disappear (at least for a little while!). How could you not be happy seeing all your favorite Disney movies come to life? It’s the one place where everyone can feel like a kid […]

Attraction of the Week: The Santa Monica Pier

You’ve seen it in countless movies and TV shoes. It marks the official end of Route 66. The long running amusement park is a historic landmark itself which has been entertaining both locals and visitors for over 100 years. The pier opened on September 9, 1909, with 2009 marking the 100th anniversary. Although touristy and […]

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Late September through October is the best time to visit Disneyland Park. Not only have the temperatures finally cooled down a bit, but there are also fewer crowds, especially  if you can get to the park on a weekday. To top it off, this is when the annual Halloween festival known as Mickey’s Not So […]

9 Fun Things to do in Beautiful San Diego

San Diego is no doubt one of the most beautiful coastal vacation destinations. The main advantage in choosing San Diego for your next vacation adventure is the never ending supply of year-round recreational activities to choose amongst. The desirable 70 degrees year-round temps and mostly sunny skies don’t hurt either. No time really is a bad time to visit […]