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Flagstaff: The City of 7 Wonders

  Flagstaff, Arizona has been 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 diverse sights you will want to check out on your […]

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 […]

10 Western National Parks to Add to your Bucket List

The Western US is known for its’ many national wonders and is undoubtedly home to some of the most breathtakingly diverse & magnificent landscapes in the country. The West is home to 39 of the country’s 59 national parks, all of which hold their own beauty and uniqueness. Because elevation changes are so dramatic from […]

Unique Things to Do: A Guide to Unusual, Fascinating, & Off the Beaten Path Attractions

I love seeking out strange and unusual places as much as I love visiting well known national parks and tourist attractions. After several visits to the same old same old, it’s fun to seek out some new and interesting sights. No matter where you travel throughout the US, unusual off-the-beaten attractions are lurking around every […]

10 Odd & Interesting Off-the-Beaten Path Arizona Destinations

It is no secret that Arizona is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the country. With 6 distinct ecosystems, the state is one of the most geologically diverse in the country. Northern Arizona is most commonly associated with magnificent national parks, while the Southern portion of the state is most known for […]

10 Worthwhile Northern Arizona Attractions & 10 to Skip!

Northern Arizona is home to many of the state’s most notable attractions including The Grand Canyon, the majestic red rocks of Sedona, and the beautiful San Francisco Peaks (which at 12,633 feet are the highest mountain range in Arizona). As Flagstaff is located along both I-40 and Route 66, it’s the most popular road trip […]

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 […]