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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casa Grande Mountain Retreat

While Puerto Rico is well known for its many beach resorts, it also offers amazing rainforest retreats and off-the beaten path hidden gems where you can easily retreat from the modern world! The interior of Puerto Rico,┬áthe Cordillera Central region, is mostly undeveloped and wild with winding roads leading up and over beautiful mountain passes. […]

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