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Category: Arizona

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Photos from Tucson, Arizona For more information on traveling to Tucson click here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand Canyon rafting 10-day trip itinerary (and menu!)

A Grand Canyon rafting trip is truly the trip of a lifetime! From amazing scenery, thrilling rapids, great guides, sidetrips, food, it is an unforgettable experience. I took a 10-day motor raft trip with AzRA (Arizona Raft Adventures) whom I recommend above all other rafting outfitters. They have a long history on the river, with […]

Grand Canyon Rafting: Essential Packing List

For those of you embarking on a Grand Canyon rafting adventure I’ve compiled an Essential Packing List to assist you in preparing for this amazing experience. Note: I went on a 10-day motor trip in late August so conditions could differ if you are going in a different season or on a different type of […]

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Since my very first trip to the Southwest as a child it has held a special and magical place in my traveler’s heart. I think it is the wide open space, not possible in the Northeast (unless you climb a mountain!), the rich colors of the earth, the architecture, the culture, the food and the […]

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