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9 Things to do in Palm Harbor, Florida

Palm Harbor is a small suburban community located about 30 minutes west of Tampa in Northern Pinellas County. The town is most famous for being home to the prestigious Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The many recreational opportunities, easy access to the beautiful Gulf beaches, and abundance of restaurant & shopping options, make it a […]

Attraction of the Week: Dolphin Adventure Cruise on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tarpon Springs, a quaint Gulf Coast community located 40 min north of Tampa, draws tourists from all over for its’ rich Greek history, historic sponge docks, and beautiful low-key beaches. In the 1900’s, Greek sponge divers settled the area, leading to its’ current nickname of “the sponge capital of the world.” Spongeorama, established in 1968, […]

Get Lost in Nature at these 12 Tampa Bay Parks and Preserves

While you may not find any monumental hiking trails in Tampa, you will find an abundance of quaint nature preserves which are great for bird watching, alligator sightings, and light exercise. Scattered throughout the Bay area are over a dozen beautiful preserves which highlight the natural flora and fauna of the state. Visiting any of […]

12 things to see & do on any Gatlinburg vacation

The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee make for the perfect vacation destination for hikers and nature lovers. As America’s only free national park, the Smokies are (not surprisingly) also the most visited. The massive park offers endless opportunity for free outdoor recreation, whether it be hiking, wildlife watching, and scenic drives. Thankfully, the recreation is free […]

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 […]

Hiking Hotspot: Tucson’s Hidden Canyon Bowen Trail

The eclectic Southwestern city of Tucson, Arizona is surrounded by 4 beautiful mountain ranges: the Rincons, the Santa Catalinas, the Santa Ritas, and the Tucson mountains. Tucson is well known for its’ many beautiful parks. Of these, Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park, and Catalina State Park are most notable. Tourists come from all over the […]

15 Scenic Hikes in Tucson

With 4 prominent mountain ranges surrounding the city, Tucson offers no shortage of fascinating desert hikes. These 4 ranges consist of Tucson Mountain Park, the Rincon Mountains, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and and the Santa Rita Mountains. There are numerous parks and preserves within each of the mountain districts. The most stunning views are found […]

101 Things to do in Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona is a surprisingly diverse area of the country, especially in comparison to its’ southern counterpart. Instead of the towering Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert, you will find yourself immersed in the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Instead of 6 months of brutal 90-100+ degree temps, you will find an attractive […]

Attraction of the Week: Sabino Canyon in Tucson

Sabino Canyon is a desert oasis amidst the suburbs of Tucson. This is the place that both locals and tourists flock to for a relaxing natural escape from the suburban traffic, stoplights, and retail businesses. As soon as you enter the canyon, you are transported out of the city and into a desert wonderland. Anyone […]

Attraction of the Week: Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, named as so after the amazing plant found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert, is one of the country’s most unique national treasures. This massive 91,000 acre desert wonderland, spread out between 2 districts on opposing sides of Tucson, is a must-see for anyone interested in nature, hiking, and exploring serene desert plant life, […]