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Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Did you know that Arizona was once a tropical landscape filled with green plants, rivers and yes, dinosaurs? It’s difficult to imagine now when we look out at the rocks and scrubby plants. In this park you’ll find colorful sedimentary rocks in blues, purples and reds and glittering remains of trees turned to stones.

Guide to Zion National Park

Guide to Zion National Park

Zion, according to ancient religions, is the spiritual point from which reality emerges. Honestly after visiting Zion National Park for the first time I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment.

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

When you visit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument the first things you will notice in the landscape are the large cacti. You’ll spot stately saguaro cactus, prickly pear and cholla. But here in the Northern Sonoran Desert, the organ pipe cactus steals the show.

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Six of the original 19 covered bridges in Madison County, Iowa have been preserved. Come see these lovely historic wooden bridges for yourself on a self-guided tour through the area.

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

The Superior Hiking Trail starts at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth and continues all the way to the Canadian border. The trail is more than 300 miles long and also includes offshoots and spurs to explore places along the route.

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains has long been popular with artists, climbers, hikers and explorers. Ansel Adams snapped his famous photos here and John Muir loved exploring the peaks and valleys.

Fun Things To Do in San Diego

Fun Things To Do in San Diego

San Diego is a is a fun tourist destination with sunshine almost every day in both winter and summer. Some say that San Diego has the most ideal climate in the world. Let’s take a trip!

10 Best Things To Do in Big Sur

10 Best Things To Do in Big Sur

There is more to do in Big Sur than just pass through on your way north or south. Learn about the history of the area and the film, art and literature connections. We’ll tell you our favorite photo ops and secret hiking spots.

11 Secret Spots in Palm Springs

11 Secret Spots in Palm Springs

Explore Palm Springs off the beaten path. Discover these 11 secret spots in Palm Springs, ranging from outdoor activities to enjoying quirky art and modern local architecture.

Fun Hotels in Palm Springs

Fun Hotels in Palm Springs

Searching for the best places to stay Palm Springs where you can enjoy the sunshine, take a dip in the pool and perhaps have a cocktail or two? Here are our top picks for fun hotels in Palm Springs for adults plus unique places to stay in Palm Springs.

11 Amazing Day Trips from Santa Barbara

11 Amazing Day Trips from Santa Barbara

Hiking trails, wineries, beaches and cute California towns are just some of the places to visit near Santa Barbara.

Overnight Trips from Las Vegas

Overnight Trips from Las Vegas

One of the best ways to escape the Strip is to take a 2 day trip from Las Vegas. If you have your own vehicle you can reach some of these places to visit near Las Vegas by car within a few hours.

Things to Do in Saguaro National Park

Things to Do in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a terrific destination for a short weekend trip when you want some peace and quiet. I loved my visit there and I can’t wait to return! Here are tips on what to do in the park as well as plenty of ideas for enjoying Tucson.

Day Trips from Las Vegas

Day Trips from Las Vegas

What are some fun things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling? How about checking out the gorgeous desert landscape around the city. Here are destinations near Las Vegas and fun activities that would make an amazing day trip from Vegas.

13 Weird Things To Do in Vegas

13 Weird Things To Do in Vegas

What are some fun things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling and drinking? If you enjoy quirky museums and unusual activities check out these non touristy things to do in Vegas.

Fun Things To Do in Santa Barbara

Fun Things To Do in Santa Barbara

A gorgeous city located between the mountains and the sea, Santa Barbara charms with its red roofs and spanish style architecture. There’s a reason it is known as the American Riviera.