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Hiking to the Top of Slate Mountain: The Best Trail Near Flagstaff

The Slate Mountain Trail, located 40 minutes outside of Flagstaff along Hwy 180 enroute to the Grand Canyon, is one of the area’s most under appreciated hikes. The gradual 2.16 mile climb to the top is quite a workout, although the views are some of the most amazing in the region. The elevation gain is […]

Hiking Hotspot: Red Mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona

The Red Mountain trail is an easy, quiet, scenic 1.5 mile out and back hike, located just 25 miles north of Flagstaff. It’s a great short stop on the way to or from the Grand Canyon, or as just one of many outdoor adventures to explore during your time in Flagstaff, Sedona, and surrounding areas. […]

Attraction of the Week: La Jolla Cove in San Diego

La Jolla Cove is one of the most gorgeous beaches in San Diego county. Offering picture perfect scenery, abundant wildlife sightings, and even a bit of seaglass, this quiet beach is the best option for anyone looking for a relaxing place to enjoy the coast. La Jolla Cove is a local gem, a picturesque beach […]

Hiking Hotspot: Bell Rock Pathway in Sedona

Bell Rock is one of Sedona’s most popular hiking trails. Aside from the picturesque views of Sedona’s towering red rock formations, Bell Rock is also one of the 4 major vortex sites, making it one of the go-to trails for new tourists to the area. The trail is scenic with nice views of both Bell […]

Hiking Hotspot: Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve in San Diego

San Diego is most well-known for its’ beautiful 70 mile long coastline which is lined with a diverse selection of gorgeous beaches. With year-round sunshine, mild weather (average temps are in the 70’s), and an abundance of fitness activities, it’s no wonder so many flock here each year. However, there are more ways than one […]

Attraction of the Week: The San Diego Zoo

The World famous San Diego Zoo, one of the most visited (the zoo draws over 3 million people a year!) and priciest ($50 per person!) zoos around, is the city’s most prominent tourist attraction. Any trip to San Diego would not be complete without a visit to this wonderful zoo. Located on 100 acres in […]

Prescott, Arizona: “Everybody’s Hometown”

Prescott is a small city in North Central Arizona, known for its’ desirable mild 4 season climate, small town setting, Victorian architecture, and scenic natural surroundings. With just 40,000 residents, Prescott feels much less congested than Phoenix, yet still offers many of the same amenities including great outdoor recreation, numerous golf courses, abundant entertainment & […]

30 Ways to Save Money in Las Vegas

Times sure have changed! Many of the things that originally drew us to Vegas (cheap hotels, cheap buffets, no resort fees) are long gone. Vegas is now an entertainment destination rather than solely a place to gamble, meaning hotels, restaurants, and attractions are now pricier than ever. Just do any simple search for hotel rates […]

Hiking the Gorgeous Watchman Trail at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous places in the country. A visit to Zion is a fantastic bucket list addition for any fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. There are so many beautiful trails to explore with diverse scenery that includes gorgeous red rock views and beautiful waterfalls. Additionally, many trails […]

20 Fun Things to do in Phoenix Besides Shopping!

When it comes to shopping, Phoenix has a seemingly endless supply of enticing options. From high end designer shopping, to bargain outlets, to beautiful open air complexes, Phoenix truly is a shopping mecca with a little something for everyone. It’s no secret that the Phoenix metro area is home to some of the best shopping […]