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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 […]

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 […]

Flying with SkyTrek Arenal

Ziplining is all the rage in Costa Rica with lines set up at all the major tourist donations in the country. There is good reason for the popularity of this attraction – with spectacular scenery, excellent safety records and some of the longest lines in the world you’re bound to have a blast riding the […]

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