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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 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 […]

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 […]

Hiking the Milford Track

Few hikes are as heralded as New Zealand’s Milford Track. The track (trail) takes you through fantastic Fiordland wilderness, and over thrilling Mackinnon Pass, to iconic Milford Sound in four days and three nights of hiking. The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and is very popular. Because of its rough beauty […]

6 Easy White Mountain Hikes

If you are planning to vacation in New Hampshire you will want to make the White Mountains a big part of your itinerary. The area is gorgeous and full of free activities and sights which get you close to the area’s unfettered natural beauty. Hiking is a fantastic way of experiencing this area but be […]

Essential Items for Hiking the White Mountains

Hiking the White Mountains is a great activity for visitors to New Hampshire in all seasons. The White Mountains are beautiful and joyous to climb and there are opportunities for all levels of hikers to get out and enjoy the outdoors. However the mountains are very high, very steep and very remote and many travelers […]

Six Best 4000-foot White Mountain Day Hikes

Hiking is the best way to experience the beauty and power of the White Mountains. White Mountain trails provide fantastic views and great opportunities for fun, fitness and adventure. For the experienced hiker the White Mountains offer a variety of challenging trails including multi-day treks and of course the famous Appalachian Trail. For most of […]

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