Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix AZ

Imagine a place where you can gaze upon the most beautiful species of cacti in the world. Imagine being able to witness the propagation of the rarest of desert flowers. Consider the possibilities of bringing together the finest botanists, horticulturists, and geologists in one cohesive effort to create a living, outdoor museum. Fortunately for those … Read more

Heard Museum - Phoenix

Heard Museum – Phoenix

The Heard Museum is one of Phoenix, Arizona’s finest cultural features. The museum’s collections and exhibitions showcase the best of traditional and contemporary Native American art with a major focus on Native Americans of the southwest. Founded by Dwight and Maie Heard, two Arizona pioneers, in 1929, the Heard Museum thrives today at three locations … Read more

South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park & Phoenix’s Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle vs South Mountain Park With close to 17,000 acres, it’s no wonder that Phoenix, Arizona’s South Mountain Park has been referred to as the world’s largest municipal park. Founded in 1924, the area was first called Phoenix Mountain Park. As additional acreage was added over the subsequent decade, the park began to be … Read more

Taliesin West Scottsdale

Taliesin West – Winter Home of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Home  – Scottsdale Imagine the opportunity to experience the environment which gave birth to some of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, walking where the great Frank Lloyd Wright walked, feeling the organic connection between earth and element that inspired such remarkable creations as the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and countless … Read more

Phoenix Hiking

Urban Hiking in Phoenix

Best Urban Phoenix Hikes Two favorite Phoenix hikes that people absolutely rave about are the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail and the North Mountain Park. The fresh smell in the morning air along with the stillness that prevails makes for the appreciation of who we are on this planet. On the other end of the day … Read more

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac: The White Dove of the Desert

Sistine Chapel of the New World Mission San Xavier del Bac, sometimes called The White Dove of the Desert, is acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in the U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O’odham Reservation. Enjoy a self-guided tour of one of Tucson’s treasures, the Mission San Xavier del Bac. This striking … Read more

Visit Reid Park Zoo Tucson

You belong in the zoo, Reid Park Zoo! The Reid Park Zoo is a city-owned zoo started in 1965 by Gary Reid who was the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Tucson at the time. Today the zoo still bears his name and is committed to conservation, providing a healthy environment for … Read more

Before You Visit Biosphere 2

A Tour of Biosphere 2 Discover a whole new world within our own world at the Biosphere 2 located just outside of Tucson. This incredible structure is an engineering marvel straight out of the pages of a science fiction book. Imagine an oversized greenhouse that is completely self-sustained. Here you’ll find a controlled environment and … Read more

Camelback Mountain

Hiking Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain Hiking Trails Camelback Mountain is among the most recognizable natural landmarks in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. The mountain, which is actually two different rock formations that formed separately hundreds of millions of years apart from each other, gets its name from its unique, humpbacked shape. Camelback Mountain sits literally in the middle … Read more

San Francisco Peaks

San Francisco Peaks

Sacred Mountains of the West. The Navajo Indians throughout history have considered the Peaks as the “Sacred Mountain of the West” with the power to heal both mind and body. The Hopi believe the Peaks are the mythological home to the Kachina People. Getaway vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts worship the beauty of San Francisco Peaks … Read more

Lake Powell AZ

Lake Powell Vacation Information

How big is Lake Powell? Almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, more than the Pacific coast states combined. When full, Lake Powell is about 185 miles long with finger coves that are large lakes unto themselves. Lake Powell is the second-largest man-made lake in America exceeded only by Lake Mead. Interestingly, both Lake Powell and Lake … Read more

Fremont Experience

Fremont Street – Get the Freemont Experience

The Fremont Experience Fremont Street, in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, has been the magnet for Las Vegas action, fun, and excitement for decades. Anchored by some of the iconic gaming houses of historic Las Vegas, plus being catapulted into the 21st century by a state of the art lighting and sound display in 1995 … Read more

Forum Shops Caesar's Palace

Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace

Even though you read about The Forum Shops when viewing the article on Caesars Palace, The Forum Shops must be revisited in greater detail. This upscale shopping complex of six hundred forty-six thousand square feet is truly the shopping destination for Las Vegas. Complete with fountains, statues, and outstanding storefronts, The Forum Shops offer an … Read more

Mob Museum Las Vegas

Mob Museum Las Vegas

At the Mob Museum, You can see it all – the good guys and the bad, the truth and the fiction, life, and death. The history of the mob is brought to life through displays, artifacts, theater, and location. Displays From the “Wall of Mobsters” to individual exhibits that portray the criminal lives of famous … Read more