Explore the Best of the Apache Trail in Eastern Arizona

Superstition Mountains Apache Trail, Goldfield, AZVisit the Apache Trail, and imagine riding a horse or walking through the rugged, arid, desolate, mountainous Arizona terrain. There’s nothing in sight except foreboding mountains for 160,000 acres; yet so much is hidden here. Looking out over the terrain for as far as the eye can see, only steep rocky hills with skin-ripping cactus growing in the rocks are visible. Pretend you are hunting for the gold treasure hidden in these mountains, the Superstition Mountains.  Or simply take Continue reading

PART 2 – Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions – Top 11 reasons to use Flagstaff as your base

Last week in our post, we gave you our 1 through 4 picks on Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions in town – its proximity to Route 66, the world-famous museums, the foodie and craft beer cultures.

Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions - Public Art Mural in Flagstaff

In this post, find famous Arizona attractions surrounding Flagstaff.  Many of the Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions – both in and around Flagstaff – are free if you have a National Parks pass or are low cost.

Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions Outside of Town

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Flagstaff Arizona Attractions – Top 11 reasons to use Flagstaff as your base – Part 1

Route 66 Street mural a Flagstaff Arizona AttractionsWe had an epic 4-month trip to the American Southwest, and found a gem of a city when visiting Flagstaff Arizona attractions. What a lovely surprise, from Ponderosa pine forests, outdoor adventure, national monuments to iconic memorabilia! Flagstaff has it all, and it’s close to everything we wanted to see. Continue reading

Should Santa Fe New Mexico be on Your Bucket List?

Why Put Santa Fe New Mexico on Your Bucket List?

Sculpture in front of Museum of Indian Art and Culture in Santa Fe New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexico has it All

Thinking of visiting Santa Fe New Mexico? Santa Fe New Mexico offers exhilarating and enriching experiences year round. From winter sports and summer hiking to the arts, great food, Native Indian and Spanish culture, to history and geology. A treasure trove of adventures awaits you. Continue reading

How to See New Orleans (NOLA) in Style for Less $$

NOLA ornate iron lace porch railingsIn planning the New Orleans (NOLA) stop on our 13 state 4 month trip, I learned that NOLA can be quite expensive. I checked out hotels on Booking.com, Airbnb, and checked RV campground prices (since we now have an RV). Compared to the other cities we visited, New Orleans accommodations looked to be more than twice as expensive. In addition to lodging, there are tours to see everything you can imagine in NOLA; at first glance, it looks like everything one might want to see costs money. While you could spend a fortune, there are many ways to see NOLA without spending a lot. Continue reading

Vanuatu Islands – What makes them tourism worthy?

Have you heard of Vanuatu? Do you know about the Vanuatu Islands? Do you know where it is? What makes Vanuatu a desirable place to visit and vacation?

Oceanfront walkwayWe were excited to go to Vanuatu, a South Pacific Island nation consisting of approximately 80 islands. Few people who we spoke to had heard of it. The Vanuatu Islands offer Continue reading

See the Best of Cairns Australia

Cairns

Fish sculptures at the Cairns Esplanade LagoonSome of the ‘Best of Cairns‘ things to do are visit the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), and experience the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Cairns is Continue reading

To Visit the Great Barrier Reef or Not?

Great Barrier Reef

Hawksbill turtle image credit Sola HayakawaThe Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is touted as a special place, and has been on my bucket list for a long time. The question remains – ‘Is it still the special place it once was, and worth a visit?’

Having just been there for 10 days this year (2017), I have a strong opinion about whether it is worth spending the time and money, or not. It is not strictly a ‘yes or no answer.’ Check out our experience and my recommendations… Continue reading