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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 mid Atlantic 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 […]

20 Hikes with Fabulous Mountain Scenery

Hiking is one of the best cardio activities, one of the rare few which is enjoyable at the same time as being calorie busting. Getting out on the trail is a great way to work up a sweat while also taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Planning a vacation near a great park […]

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 […]

15 Places for Incredible Views in Tucson, Arizona

The city of Tucson, surrounded by 4 prominent mountain ranges and located within the diverse Sonoran desert, truly is a mesmerizing place. The gorgeous exotic Saguaro cactus dots the landscape for a truly out of the ordinary landscape. From Saguaro National Park, to Catalina State Park, to the Mt. Lemmon Scenic Drive, the city is […]

Top 5 things to do in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls, the hub of Eastern Idaho, is most well-known for its’ close proximity to Yellowstone. The city is located just 2 hours from the entrance, and thus, sees an upsurge in tourists during the summer months. As the region’s cultural hub, the small city is home to a number of attractions including the Tautphaus […]

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 […]

8 Fantastic Off-the-Beaten Path Vegas Attractions

Once you finally land in Vegas, its quite hard to draw yourself away from the excitement of The Strip. And really, with all the fabulous restaurants, shows, casinos, and endless entertainment, there really is no need to step a foot off The Strip. However, if you have already been to Vegas a time or 2 […]

Where Classic Vegas Signs Go to Die: The Neon Graveyard

Have you ever wondered where all those vintage Vegas casino signs actually end up? Just 6 miles off The Strip, a place known as the Neon Graveyard exists purposely for this exact reason.  “The Boneyard” as it is nicknamed is the place where flashy neon signs go to rest. This place is basically a 2 acre junkyard […]