Sights and History of Verde Valley Arizona

Sights and History of Verde Valley Arizona -Verde River in the Verde Valley along the Verde Canyon Railroad lineHave you missed the sights and history of Verde Valley Arizona? It’s quite a special place, brimming with history, a wealth of flora and fauna in magnificent high desert landscapes.

 

Scenery and Sights from Verde Canyon Railroad. Beautiful rock faces as seen along our route.Why do you think you haven’t heard much about it? Continue reading

Lake Mead Grand Canyon Tour with 5-Star Helicopter Tours

Lake Mead and aerial view of surrounding terrainLake Mead Grand Canyon Tour – Why?

A Lake Mead Grand Canyon Tour provides a unique view of the expanse of the Grand Canyon’s Western Rim with spectacular views of Lake Mead, Hualapai Reservation lands, Hoover Dam, Mohave Dessert, and an extinct volcano. Geological and human history are provided when touring. It’s a great way to see and hear lots of US history in a short time.

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Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu beach

Lake Havasu

Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu is a find! A beach town in the desert – like an island oasis, and it gets 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s a special place in my mind. We were there at Spring Break; we saw no crowds. Perhaps that is due to the remote location of Lake Havasu.

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

Top Flagstaff Arizona Attractions – 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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NOLA – How to See New Orleans in Style for Less $$

NOLA ornate iron lace porch railingsNOLA (New Orleans) planning was an important part of our 13 state 4 month trip. While planning, 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

Canadian Bus Trip Vacation – Value & Experience

Canadian Bus Trip Starr ToursIn deciding what to do for summer vacation last year, friends Mark, Karen and their daughter, decided on a Canadian Bus Trip where they could relax, and let Starr, a local bus tour company, do the planning and driving. This post is a result of an interview with them that discusses the 6-day trip, and its pros and cons.

Selecting the Canadian Bus Trip – Quebec City and Montreal

MOverlook of Montreal from Mount Royalark’s friend had recently used Starr, and Mark liked the idea of having someone else do the driving (sounds good to me!).  Mark hadn’t been to Montreal and Quebec City so it sounded like a good choice. The Canadian Bus Trip description sounded inviting – “Explore the rich culture and Continue reading

New Hope, Great Entertainment, Food near NYC + Phila.

New Hope, PA, A Country Town

Most people spend only a day in New Hope, PA; there is so much to do around New Hope that you could easily spend a week in the area. Only about an hour from New York City or Philadelphia, whether you prefer Continue reading

Nashville Food and Sightseeing Adventures

Nashville Food and Sightseeing Adventures

Our last 2 posts talked about our Top Picks on Nashville Food and Sightseeing, and music venues. Now I am sure you want to know my last few, and are wondering about the restaurants and food – especially southern comfort food, for which Nashville is known. We dined in several restaurants during our stay… Continue reading