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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 […]

A Crazy Winter Adventure through Beautiful Boynton Canyon

Boynton Canyon is a visually spectacular hike to a large box canyon, a beautiful Sedona trail offering an attractive mix of desert and forest scenery. In addition, it is famous for being one of 4 major energy vortex sites (more about vortexes later on). Whether or not any special energy actually exists here, anyone who […]

A Beginner’s Retreat in the Desert: The Beautiful Kiwanis Trail at South Mountain Park in Phoenix

South Mountain Park in Phoenix, one of the largest urban parks in the world, is the place to go hiking and take in peaceful, uninterrupted views of the gorgeous Sonoran desert. With over 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, it would take forever to run out of new, exciting options. South Mountain is […]

Flagstaff Arizona’s Restaurant Scene: The Most Overrated & Underrated Choices

Flagstaff, Arizona is a very popular road trip stop due to its’ close proximity to numerous national parks such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified National Forest, and Zion National Park just to name a few. Because of its’ many hotels, restaurants, and attractions, it’s also a convenient stopping point for travelers and truckers driving I-40 […]

A Winter Wonderland in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona was recently declared Arizona’s official Winter Wonderland by Governor Doug Ducey. When thinking of an Arizona winter escape, palm trees, golf, and sunny, warm days typically come to mind. However, a winter trip to Northern Arizona is a fantasy for anyone who loves snow and winter recreation. Wintertime in Northern Arizona is a […]

The Petrified National Forest: More than 225 Millions Years in the Making

The Petrified National Forest, located nearby Holbrook, Arizona in the Northeastern portion of the state, is named as so for its’ large quantities of petrified wood. The forest was declared a national monument in 1906. During the Triassic Period (which came just before Jurassic and is therefore known as “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”), the land […]

Pinnacle Peak Trail: A Challenging Picturesque Hike in Scottsdale

unbearable, The thought of hiking in the dry intolerable Phoenix heat during the summer months is unbearable, that is unless you set out before 7am, and even then it is still miserable with temps crawling towards the 90s!. Luckily, with the arrival of winter comes almost perfect hiking conditions. Winters in the Phoenix area are […]