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8 Great Daytrips to Escape the Phoenix Heat

While the Phoenix metro area is home to a number of unique attractions and offers much in the way of outdoor recreation, the area as a whole is a bit limited in comparison to other similar sized metro areas. Add in 5-6 months of extreme heat and your options become even more limited. Besides a […]

12 Restaurants to Check Out in Flagstaff, Arizona

For anyone planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon, you will probably end up spending the night (or several) in Flagstaff if the park hotels are all booked out. Flagstaff is a popular lodging area due to several attractive features including close proximity to the canyon (a little under 1.5 hours), an abundance of dining options, […]

5 Places to Get Breakfast in Flagstaff

Filling up on a hearty breakfast in Flagstaff is a must before engaging in any intense calorie burning high altitude activity. It’s also a great idea before making the hour and a half drive to the Grand Canyon or any other national attraction, as these areas are limited in terms of available dining options. In […]

19 Things to do in Phoenix When It’s Too Hot!

While Phoenix is a wonderful winter oasis for many coming from cold dreary climates in the East, the summer weather is more often than not quite unattractive. So what do you do when the thermometer keeps crawling up past 100 on a regular basis for months on end? In order to stay entertained during the […]

New England in Arizona: A Fall Hike Along the Colorful West Fork Trail

It’s no surprise that the leafy West Fork Trail in picturesque Oak Creek Canyon is one of the top trails in all of Arizona. Each summer, thousands and thousands of tourists and locals alike take the scenic drive down the canyon to enjoy the beauty of this unusual Arizona hiking trail. The West Fork Trail […]

9 Places to See Fall Color in Arizona

Surprisingly, Arizona is a hotspot for fall color. One usually thinks of Arizona as solely a hot desert destination without the slightest evidence of fall. On the contrary, Northern Arizona is home to a number of high altitude areas which see plenty of golden aspens and brisk temperatures this time of year. While temperatures in Southern Arizona cities […]

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: Flagstaff’s Incredible Inner Basin Trail

Lockett Meadow to Inner Basin, a spectacular 1.7 mile out and back journey through towering aspen trees, is Flagstaff’s premier fall and summer hike. If there is any trail to add to your Northern Arizona outdoor adventure bucket list, the Inner Basin hike is definitely one of the most worthy additions. You will start at Lockett […]

A Picturesque High Altitude Stroll Along Northern Arizona’s Kachina Trail

The Kachina Trail is one of 3 hiking options at Arizona Snowbowl, a year-round outdoor destination for various sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, and mountain biking. While the most popular summer activity is taking a scenic chairlift ride, a more budget friendly & peaceful alternative is enjoying one of the gorgeous nature trails. While […]

5 Great Coffee Houses in Flagstaff

While staying in Flagstaff, a popular vacation destination for those visiting the Grand Canyon, one of the first things you will notice is the abundance of coffee shops scattered all around town. Whether a drive-thru, a common chain like Starbucks, or an independent shop downtown, you really can’t drive more than a block without running […]