Try a new Arizona fall foliage tour this year

Yep, fall is here. The days are shorter. The nights are cooler. It’s time for football games and freak shows (Halloween). It’s one of the best times to travel and explore around Arizona. And about this time every year, the local news media fill their time and space with suggestions for high country trips to […]

Packing tips for the ‘pooch’

Like many traveling dog owners, we have over the years put together a list of pet-friendly travel items and tips, but occasionally we’ll come across a new idea. Here are some items we recommend: Car Harness Dogs should be restrained in the vehicles whether it is in a designated dog seat (for smaller dogs) or […]

Kohl’s Ranch: Five reasons keep us returning

Autumn is one of our favorite times to visit Kohl’s Ranch. It’s a great time to see changing leaves and feel cooler temperatures of the Ponderosa pine forest at the foot of the Mogollon Rim. Kohl’s Ranch, nestled next to Tonto Creek along State Route 260, is a rustic guest ranch and Arizona historical landmark. […]

Ray Mine overlook affords awesome views

As one of Arizona’s biggest industries, copper mining is still “king” in our state. In fact, Arizona is the largest copper-producing state in the nation. Copper also is one of Arizona’s five “C’s,” along with cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. Recently we made a short road trip to the Ray Mine overlook, one of ASARCO’s […]

Star Trek Convention may be the ultimate getaway

For the ultimate vacation, spend a few days at a Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. I’m completely serious: if the purpose of the ultimate vacation is to temporarily rid one’s mind of all everyday stress then a Las Vegas Star Trek Convention could be the ultimate vacation. Ipanema Tower at Rio Las Vegas, view from […]

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