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15 Amazing Drives to add to your Bucket List

1. Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway Location: Just outside of Tucson, Arizona Length of drive: 27 miles Highlights: Amazing views of the Saguaro cacti, beautiful mixed conifer forest, access to high altitude hiking trails, 30 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, fabulous leaf peeping in the fall, winter snow destination Attractions: Marshall Gulch trail, Mt. Lemmon […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 10 places to see snow in Arizona

Images of Saguaro cacti, sagebrush, and beautiful mountains often come to mind first when thinking of Arizona. And, of course, who doesn’t associate the desert with insane summer heat?! We have all seen the skeleton “But it’s a dry heat” joke. However, temps are actually quite enjoyable throughout the winter season (averaging 60-70 degrees with […]

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 […]

Flagstaff: The City of 7 Wonders

Flagstaff, Arizona is nicknamed “The City of 7 wonders” due to its’ close proximity to a number of fascinating natural wonders. Most of us that are familiar with the city associate it solely with the Grand Canyon, although there are a handful of incredible places you will want to check out on your next vacation […]

10 Must-Do Daytrips from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, a small mountain town in the Northern Arizona region, is the gateway to many amazing national wonders, most notably the magnificent Grand Canyon which is just a little over an hour away. Asides from being an easy drive from one of the world’s most well-known wonders, Flagstaff offers a number of attractive amenities of […]

5 Amazing Sedona Hikes Under 5 Miles

Sedona, Arizona is a gorgeous Southwestern vacation destination, and by far, the most beautiful place to visit in Arizona (yes, even above the Grand Canyon!!). Towering ancient red rock formations dominate the landscape. And, through various means including scenic drives, hikes, spectacular overlooks, tours, and even restaurants & resorts, you will be able to enjoy […]

29 Must-Do’s in Beautiful Sedona, Arizona

Sedona aka “Red Rock Country,” is a gorgeous Southwestern vacation destination, particularly for nature lovers, fitness buffs, spiritual seekers, and photographers. For anyone who loves being outside, exploring gorgeous natural landscapes, and relaxing & rejuvenating in a beautiful natural setting, Sedona comes in as the perfect vacation choice. Really, it does not get much better […]

5 Places to Enjoy the Views in Sedona without Hiking

Sedona, Arizona is one of the most gorgeous vacation destinations in the Southwest, if not the entire country. With brilliant million+ year old rocks dominating the landscape, 100’s of miles of colorful red rock trails, and several healing natural vortex sites (more on vortexes later on), Sedona really is the perfect vacation choice for anyone […]

7 Charming Small Towns in Arizona

Sprawled out cacti & palm tree loaded metropolises like Phoenix and Tucson usually come to mind first when picturing Arizona. While these 2 massive metros area take up the majority of the Southern portion of the state, there is another side to Arizona that many non-locals are unaware of. A number of charming small cities […]

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 makes up Arizona, thoughts of cacti, sagebrush, and palm trees may be the […]