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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 northern portion of the state. Located 7000 feet above sea level, the city is the 2nd highest in the US (counting only cities with a population […]

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 […]

6 Fun Things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is known for many things – unique local New Mexican cuisine, red or green chile, the International Balloon Festival, Breaking Bad, open desert landscapes with beautiful mountain views in the background, Native American culture, and much more. Albuquerque really offers a little something for everyone, whether you are a fitness or history buff, or […]

Hiking Hotspot: Sedona’s Templeton Trail at Cathedral Rock

Sedona visitors looking for an easier, shorter trail which still offers stunning red rock scenery may just want to check out the Templeton Trail at Cathedral Rock. One of the newer trails in town, this beautiful course takes you along the base of the stunning Cathedral Rock formation. However, the real treat comes in later […]



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