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7-day Tucson Arizona Itinerary

Planning a trip to Tucson? Below is my recommended 7-day Tucson Arizona itinerary to help you make the most of this fantastic southwest destination! Day 1: Arrival and Downtown Tucson From most east coast cities arriving in Phoenix, instead of Tucson direct, is likely to be your plan. It is under two hours to drive […]

Rainy Day White Mountain Activities

You’ve planned an action packed outdoor vacation in the White Mountains but the weather isn’t cooperating? A rainy day doesn’t have to be a downer on your vacation! There is plenty still to explore and experience. Just pack your rain gear and good shoes and head out to experience some of these beautiful White Mountain […]

Top Ten Things to do in Tucson

Tucson, AZ boasts 284 sunny days a year and with warm temperatures year round it is a great place to escape the winter. Tucson is in the heart of Saguaro (Sa-Wa-Ro) cactus country and there are so many ways to easily explore the unique desert scenery very close to the city. Surrounded by mountain ranges […]

Top Ten Things to do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a great place for a quick getaway. From the east coast of the US it is an easy flight to San Juan and, with consistently reasonable ticket prices, it is a great Caribbean pick for the budget traveler. As a US citizen no passport is required which means no time lost at […]

Tucson Hot Air Balloon Ride

With Tucson’s wide open spaces, dramatic mountain landscapes, unique vegetation and wildlife, and practically guaranteed sunshine, it is a fantastic place to fulfill your dream of taking a hot air balloon ride. Having never ridden in a balloon before, this was at the top of my to-do list in Tucson. My husband and I flew […]

San Fran’s Giant Redwoods

California is known for its great weather, relaxed and friendly vibe and its wonderful natural parks and resources. One of California’s unique draws is its Redwood Forests, home to the tallest trees on earth! California Redwoods can be up to 2,000 years old, 12-16 feet in diameter, and up to 378 feet tall. Since they […]

The Beaches of Vieques

If you are looking for a vacation destination with warm sun, friendly people and miles and miles of amazing, untouched beaches, look no further than Vieques, Puerto Rico! The beaches of Vieques are the number one reason most visitors venture to this gem of an island. And they do not disappoint! There are over 20 […]

Vieques’ Biobay

The BioBay (Mosquito Bay) on Vieques, Puerto Rico is the brightest bio-luminescent bay in the world and it is so easy to get there and experience this world-class natural attraction! The glowing in the bay is caused by the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense, which lights up with the slightest agitation. The water in Mosquito Bay contains […]

Destination Inspiration: Vieques, Puerto Rico

I love Puerto Rico for a quick, easy and relaxing winter escape. Because of the ease of travel (no passport, yay!), the quick and cheap direct flights, the great food and culture, Puerto Rico remains a top of the list destination. For those willing to go a bit off the beaten path (but still keep […]

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