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Attraction of the Week: The Beautiful Scottsdale Greenbelt

The Scottsdale Greenbelt, also known as the Indian Bend Wash path, is a wonderful 11 mile paved recreational trail which enables you to enjoy the natural beauty of the area away from the endless strip malls, restaurants, & apartment complexes. This beautiful path will take you through parks, golf courses, and lakes. All different sorts […]

25 Bike Paths with Incredible Scenery

A leisurely bike ride is a fantastic activity to incorporate into any vacation as it allows you to check out the beautiful natural surroundings of the area while also getting in a fun little vacation workout (as opposed to a boring treadmill workout at a hotel gym, or worse skipping the fitness altogether). These 25 […]

Hiking the Grand Canyon: The Kalibab Trail to Skeleton Point

A hiking adventure through the Grand Canyon will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have on a national park vacation, if not any vacation. Many visitors are unaware that there are several maintained hiking trails which will take you on a quiet scenic journey through the inner canyon, most of which are […]

6 Fantastic US Zoos

There is no need to travel far and wide to see wildlife in their natural habitats. Sure it would be nice to venture out on a once in a lifetime African safari ride, yet for those who want to keep it a bit cheaper & closer to home, here are 6 spectacular zoos to add […]

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 […]