Tag Archives: Arizona

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Like most people, I discovered Horseshoe Bend via Instagram and agree the bend is truly a highlight among all the great natural landmarks in the American Southwest. What you may not be aware of is that once you leave the parking lot, expect to walk for three quarters of a mile until you actually reach […]

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With the white and icy blue snow contrasting against the red, brown and tans of the canyon walls, winter is a spectacular time of year to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim! With over six million visitors a year traveling to view the canyon, the winter months tend to see far less sightseers due to […]

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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum all rolled into one. It features two miles of wide walking trails (stroller-friendly), live demonstrations, native animals and exhibits of the natural history of the Sonoran Desert. The 98 acre grounds are filled with 230 animal species and over 1,200 types […]

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Every year make the trek to “The Old Pueblo” to visit family. One of our favorite activities while visiting is taking a desert hike. We are sharing a few favored local hikes. So lace up those shoes, grab water, and smear on the sunblock—we are going exploring! Finger Rock Trail/Santa Catalina Mountains We start this […]

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With us making several trips a year during the heat of the summer and cold of the winter, we have become experts at entertaining the kids during our trips. With our well know expertise we have been asked by several friends making the journey to the “Old Pueblo” for kid-friendly activities. With that being said, […]

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Located just outside of Tucson, Arizona and divided into two districts is Saguaro National Park. Featuring over 150 miles of clearly marked hiking trails that take visitors along to enjoy the clear desert vistas and towering majestic saguaros of this national park. While spring time and winter are some of the most beautiful and hospitable […]

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“A white dove in the desert” or “A place where the water appears.” These are two descriptors of the San Xavier del Bac Mission — an oasis in the vast open sea of scorched desert. Located just 10 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, this mission is steeped with history. Founded in the early 1690’s it […]

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Between Flagstaff, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico lies the badlands of the four corners states. Most think of it as 1,000 miles of desert, but if you’re up for a short drive off I-40, you will be well paid with the vistas of colors and cords of petrified wood at the Petrified Forest National Park […]

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The sun beating down on you, dust blowing across the street, and the sounds of a stagecoach rolling down the street, is it a movie? Nope, its Tombstone, Arizona one of the most famous old west cities left. Visiting the city, you can imagine walking the dusty dirt street waiting for Wyatt Earp to turn […]

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