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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 mountain views are […]

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 […]

9 Things to do this Winter in Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona locals (and those tourists who have visited the Northern Arizona region during the winter season) are probably well aware of Northern Arizona’s reputation as one of the Southwest’s most spectacular winter destinations. To those not familiar with the diverse terrain that make up Arizona, thoughts of cacti, palm trees, and endless strip malls may […]

A Winter Wonderland: Snow Blankets Sedona’s Stunning Red Rocks

One of the rarest and most spectacular sights out West is seeing Sedona’s towering red rock formations topped with a fresh layer of snow. While these million plus year old rocks are an incredible sight to behold year-round, the views right after a winter storm really are striking. Because the snow melts fast in this high […]

10 Must-See Holiday Displays in Arizona

Due to the endless sunny skies, cacti, and unseasonably warm temps, Arizona does not come to mind first when you think of holiday destinations. Despite the warm weather, Southern Arizona offers a variety of festive activities to enjoy all holiday season long. In fact, even traditional activities like ice skating are not off limits -the […]

16 Festive Holiday Attractions & Activities

The holidays just are not the same without beautiful light displays and festive events to look forward to all season long, from the day after Thanksgiving through the New Year. While the holiday season can be a stressful time for many, there is also lots of seasonal fun to lighten the mood. With all the […]

“Get Your Kicks on Route 66” in Williams, Arizona

The original “Mother Road,” as Route 66 was referred to by John Steinbeck in the classic Grapes of Wrath novel, was once a narrow 2 lane road, spanning from Chicago all the way to the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, for a total distance of 2400 miles. Interstate I-40 eventually replaced the historic road in 1956. Although […]

The Arizona Bitmore: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece

The Arizona Bitmore, referred to as the “Jewel of the Desert,” is part of Hilton’s line of luxurious Waldorf Astoria resorts. It’s one of Phoenix’s largest resorts and is also quite popular, especially during the prime winter season when the temps have finally cooled down & thousands of tourists from cold climates plan their escapes […]

51 Fun & Free (or Cheap) Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona is many things including gateway to the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s premier 4 season destination, as well as a popular starting point for exploring natural attractions throughout the Southwest. Located 7000 feet above sea level, the city is the 2nd highest in the US (counting only cities with a population above 25,000). This means […]

Hiking Hotspot: A Quiet Nature Stroll along Sedona’s Wilson Canyon Trail

Wilson Canyon is one of 5 Sedona hikes beginning near Midgley Bridge off of scenic Oak Creek Canyon drive. Several trails including the easy & short Wilson Canyon trail, the moderately difficult Huckaby and Jim Thompson trails, as well as the strenuous Wilson Mountain North and South trails begin here. By far the easiest of […]



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