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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 […]

5-day White Mountain Summer Vacation Itinerary

Are you planning a White Mountain vacation this summer? Check out my classic 5-day White Mountain summer vacation itinerary. It’s packed full of natural wonders, great views, and budget activities that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you choose to stay in one of the many beautiful White Mountain resorts or inns or camp in […]

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 […]

Destination Inspiration: Costa Rica

Overview Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for all types of travelers. The climate is warm and stable, it is safe and English is spoken all over, (US dollars are even accepted most places). Everywhere you turn there are natural wonders to behold and it is easy to avoid over commercialized areas. Ticos (Costa Ricans) […]

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