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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What Are the Sedona, Arizona Energy Vortexes?
In Sedona vortexes are created, not by wind or water, but from spiraling spiritual energy. The vortexes of Sedona are named because they are believed to be spiritual locations where the energy is right to facilitate prayer, mediation and healing.
Top 12 Santa Fe Places to See and Things to Do
Santa Fe is one of the top destinations in the Southwest. Top 10 things to do and see in Santa Fe.
Nevada's Area 51 - UFO Capitol of the World?
Should you visit Area 51? Area 51 in Nevada is a world-wide destination for UFO enthusiasts. What what will you actually see the desert and small towns around Area 51? Is it worth visiting?
Algodones, Mexico - What You Need to Know About...
Algodones or Los Algodones, Mexico is an unusual little border town. What’s so unusual about Algodones? We heard that within a four block radius there are more pharmacies, doctors, dentists and opticians than a similar four block area anywhere else in the world!
Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk - What...
This guide provides Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk price information, how to get there and what to expect during your visit to the Hualapai Indian lands attraction.
Fiesta Week in San Antonio Texas
Fiesta San Antonio takes place each April to honor those who fought at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto and to celebrate the city's rich and diverse cultures.
Going Nude in Texas - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Texas - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Monument Valley - What You Need to Know About...
Monument Valley, one of the most spectacular sights in the southwestern United States, is located in northeast Arizona although the entrance is actually in Utah.
Southwest Airlines Jokes
Southwest Airlines jokes and corporate humor. Whether it's the flight crew making the jokes or an outsider having fun at the expense of this successful airline, frequent fliers and those considering flying Southwest will have a chuckle.
Crossing the Border into Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Should you or shouldn't you cross the border into Nogales, Mexico? We were surprised by the ease of crossing the border and what was to be found on the other side. We provide you with what you need to know about Nogales, Mexico from the perspective of a visitor.
Going Nude in Colorado - Naturist Clubs,...
Going Nude in Colorado - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Finding the Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country
Where and when to see the wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. From festivals to farms, we share wildflower information with you.
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Trading Posts of the Southwest - Gallup, New...
Trading posts of the southwest. History, culture, understanding the pawn system and how to shop at local trading posts. Features list of Gallup trading posts.
Crazy Quartzite or Quartzsite - What You Need...
Quartzsite AZ is a special place that has been a rock-hound's paradise since the 1960s. More than a million people visit the area each winter, many of them in RVs, especially during January and February.
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National...
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is an amazing place to visit and to hike. Located just 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque, Tent Rocks is easily accessible from I-25, with plenty of signs to guide you along your way.
Southwest Vacation Ideas for Your Trip in the...
If you are planning for a vacation in America's southwest, you will want to include our top vacation destinations. We have all you need to know to plan your southwest vacation.
Visiting the Ancient Acoma Pueblo - Sky City...
Visiting the ancient Sky City of Acoma Pueblo high on the top of a mesa 370 feet above the desert floor. New museum and cultural center is not to be missed as you tour New Mexico. Acoma's history dates back as early as 1100 A.D.
Polygamy in the American Southwest - Child...
Traveling through Utah and Northern Arizona? You may encounter the communities of Colorado City, Arizona or Hildale, Utah. Polygamous sects have founded isolated communities in the Southwest, and have developed a society that defies the laws of both Arizona and Utah. The sects supports polygamous marriage including the marriage of under-age girls and older men.
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs,...
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Tips and Hints for Low-cost and Efficient...
Those who live in the Southwest or travel to the Southwest, often consider travel on Southwest Airlines. Here are some insider tips on how to save money and ease your travel on Southwest Airlines.
Is This a Photograph of a Sedona Vortex? Vortex...
This traveler came upon a vortex in Sedona or did she? This rainbow effect had never appeared in her photos anywhere else. She wonders if this is a vortex energy field.
Southwest Clothing Optional and Nude Safety Zones
You may not be a naturist but sometimes you just want to go somewhere where you can be nude for awhile. It's hot in the Southwest and there are places where you can be topless by the pool or nude in the resort's hot tub. This isn't a list for naturists, but it's a good start for someone who's clothing is getting the best of them.
Saguaro Lake Recreation Near Phoenix, Arizona
Saguaro Lake is a very scenic recreation area only 41 miles from Phoenix and 15 miles from Fountain Hills, Arizona. Boating, fishing, picnicing and hiking are avaialble at Saguaro Lake.
Hoover Dam - Tours, Visitors Center, Driving...
Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel. You can visit this beautiful dam and see the sparkling blue waters of Lake Mead, walk across the dam, and if you have the right vehicle, drive across Hoover Dam.
Going Nude in Arizona - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Arizona - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Free and Low Cost Things to Do in Tucson, Arizona
Enjoy budget and free activities in Tucson, Arizona. A little money goes a long way toward having fun in Tucson – from art and history, to science and outdoor adventure. Frugal visitors can enjoy a host of fun and educational activities in the Old Pueblo for $10 per person or less.
Crossing the Border into the U.S. from Nogales,...
If you are a U.S. citizen, border crossing is fairly uncomplicated. To walk across the border and return to the U.S. is fairly easy. Page 3.
Best Places to Go Nude in the Southwest
Going Nude in the Southwest - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Gallup New Mexico Inter-Tribal Indian...
Every August Gallup plays host to Native Americans from across the United States in a massive Inter-tribal ceremonial. The Indoor and Outdoor Marketplace and the Ceremonial Showroom present the country's most complete and varied displays of genuine Indian fine arts, including Navajo rugs, kachinas, jewelry, pottery and basketry. There are socials, rodeos and parades.
A Dozen Free Things to Do and See in Santa Fe,...
Santa Fe, the City Different, is a wonderful place to explore. Many Santa Fe New Mexico places are free to visitors.[
The Canyons of Arizona - Hidden and Secret...
When we think of traveling Arizona, the magesty of the Grand Canyon comes to mind, but Arizona has some other great canyons you can visit and some are hidden finds. Have a Look at Arizona’s Other Spectacular Canyons.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Phoenix, Arizona
Located north of Phoenix, Arizona, this park allows for activities such as boating, camping and hiking. Learn more here, including about fees and hours.
Monument Valley Tribal Park - What You Need to...
Monument Valley, one of the most spectacular sights in the southwestern United States, is located in northeast Arizona although the entrance is actually in Utah. Page 2.
Crossing the Border into Nogales, Sonora,...
Should you or shouldn't you cross the border into Nogales, Mexico? We were surprised by the ease of crossing the border and what was to be found on the other side. We provide you with what you need to know about Nogales, Mexico from the perspective of a visitor. Page 2.
Tix 4 Tonight Box Offices in Las Vegas - Half...
Save on Las Vegas Show tickets with Tix 4 Tonight. Just like in New York, where you can buy Broadway tickets the afternoon of the show, Las Vegas has a place where folks who don't plan ahead and who want to save some bucks for the slot machines, can line up and save.
Visiting Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
Visiting Zuni Pueblo - What You Need to Know. The best part of visiting Zuni was that it was seemingly untouched by time. Important religious ceremonies go on from year to year, and families pass down language and tradition.
Santa Fe's Historic Plaza - The Center of...
Santa Fe's historic Plaza is the center of activity for visitors and locals alike. Whether you are attending an annual festival or going shopping, the Plaza is where you will want to be.
Keeping Cool in Phoenix, Arizona - Things to do...
Although the summer brings warm temperatures in Greater Phoenix, visitors can take advantage of a wide variety of “cool” entertainment options, including water parks, indoor shopping malls, theaters, art galleries, restaurants and museums. It’s easy to stay cool, have fun and relax this summer in Greater Phoenix - all at an affordable price.
Day Hiking in the Superstition Mountains...
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail - One crisp winter day we headed east from Phoenix to the beautiful Superstition Mountains. Our destination was a short but scenic hike.
Unforgettable Colorado River Float Trip from...
A leisurely Colorado River raft trip an be a highlight of your visit to northern Arizona. Colorado River Discovery provides raft trips from the base of Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry.
Bisbee Arizona - Visitors Guide - What to Do in...
Bisbee AZ, once a thriving copper mining town, is unique because of the way it has evolved over the years. Now home to retirees and artists, Bisbee features historic buildings, homes and streets.
Understanding the Sedona Vortexes
How to classify Sedona Vortexes and use them for spritual exploration. It’s not easy to figure out what the Sedona Vortexes are all about. Some say the vortex is a result of intersecting Ley Lines, some say vortexes are formed by magnetic energy and yet others point out that the energy flow of vortexes exists on a dimension deeper than electricity or magnetism
Visiting Taos Pueblo in New Mexico - What...
Taos Pueblo, located just outside the historic area of Taos, New Mexico is the largest surviving multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States. Taos Pueblo has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pueblo is on the United Nations World Heritage List.
Under \$10 Activities in Tucson, Arizona
Enjoy budget and free activities in Tucson, Arizona. A little money goes a long way toward having fun in Tucson – from art and history, to science and outdoor adventure. Frugal visitors can enjoy a host of fun and educational activities in the Old Pueblo for $10 per person or less. Page 2.
Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)
The plant, pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli), is both a popular Southwest U.S. landscaping plant as well as a threat to some people.
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Great Things to do...
Santa Fe, New Mexico is home to beautiful shops, galleries and restaurants, but there are great outdoor things to do as well. We have chosen some great places to walk and hike during your Santa Fe vacation.
Antelope Slot Canyon - Mystery, Light and...
Antelope Slot Canyon in northern Arizona is a mystically beautiful place. Light plays off the red sandstone walls, tour guides may play Indian flute for you and you will marvel at how the water gets from one end of the canyon to the next.
The Bronze Bells of Cosanti
The Cosanti bell foundry in Paradise Valley, Arizona is the residence and sculpture studio of Paolo Soleri and his staff. The foundry creates beautiful bells which can be purchased on site.
Bandelier National Monument - Hike and Visit...
Bandelier National Monument is north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enjoy 70 miles of trails and visit important archaeological sites. Ancestral Pueblo cliff homes are still present and visitors can actually climb via ladder into some of the rooms.
Rock Art Ranch Near Winslow Arizona - What You...
Rock Art Ranch is a private ranch where the buffalo roam and some of the most fascinating Anasazi petroglyphs can be seen. Conact the owner and he will show you where to climb down into a beautiful canyon with etched walls that will keep you guessing as to their meaning.
Even More Under \$10 Activities in Tucson,...
Enjoy budget and free activities in Tucson, Arizona. A little money goes a long way toward having fun in Tucson – from art and history, to science and outdoor adventure. Frugal visitors can enjoy a host of fun and educational activities in the Old Pueblo for $10 per person or less. Page 4.
Top 10 Fun Things to Do With Children in Arizona
From a mule trip into the Grand Canyon, to a wild west show in Tombstone, the "town too tough to die,"
Santa Fe Shopping - Where to Shop for the Best...
Santa Fe is a mecca for shoppers. Whether you are decorating your home in Southwest decor or are looking for that special piece of Indian jewelry, Santa Fe will have what you are looking for. We provide you with suggestions for a great Santa Fe shopping experience.
The Best Annual Events and Festivals in the...
The Southwest United States' Best Annual Events and Festivals.
The Texas Raid on the Polygamist Compund in...
Texas has joined Utah and Arizona in taking a stand agains polygamy involving under-age children. On a 2008 raid, Texas authorities removed 416 children from the Eldorado FLDS compound. Page 2.
Southwest Airlines Jokes and Humor - Page 2
Southwest Airlines jokes and corporate humor. Whether it's the flight crew making the jokes or an outsider having fun at the expense of this successful airline, frequent fliers and those considering flying Southwest will have a chuckle. Here is Page 2.
A World Class Chocolate Fountain at the...
You never know what you will see when you follow a Las Vegas local down a back corridor at the Bellagio Hotel. We came upon a marvelous, scrumptious contraption at the Jean-Philippe Patisserie. What we saw was amazing… a glass-encased 27 foot high chocolate fountain with 2,100 pounds of melted flowing chocolate to tempt us.
Grand Canyon Mule Trips
What you need to know about Grand Canyon Mule Trips. While most visitors gather to gawk at the canyon from the rim look-outs and head for the gift shops, the more adventurous may find that a mule trip into the canyon will make their visit to the Grand Canyon truly memorable.
Southern Arizona Wine Country - Touring and...
Wine tasting is at it's best in Southern Arizona Wine Country. The Wine Country is about 55 miles from Tucson, Arizona. The areas you will want to visit are Sonoita and Elgin and the beautiful rolling countryside in between.
Travel Clubs, Nude Resorts and Information on...
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information. Page 2.
More Under \$10 Activities in Tucson, Arizona
Enjoy budget and free activities in Tucson, Arizona. A little money goes a long way toward having fun in Tucson – from art and history, to science and outdoor adventure. Frugal visitors can enjoy a host of fun and educational activities in the Old Pueblo for $10 per person or less. Page 3.
Advice from the Back of the Plane - Making...
Tips for easing travel on Southwest Airlines. Page 2.
Rock Springs Cafe, Rock Springs Arizona - The...
Everyone raves about the pies at the Rock Springs Cafe. So I headed down I-17 and took the exit leading me to the Cafe. What I found was much more than pie.
Travel to Mexican Border Towns from the...
When you are in the Southwest, it is very tempting to cross the border for a little shopping and Mexican culture. Tips, rules and information for a safe visit to Mexico.
Planning Maps of the Southwestern United States
Planning and orientation maps of the Southwestern United States.
Trading Posts of the Southwest - Buying at...
Trading posts of the southwest. History, culture, understanding the pawn system and how to shop at local trading posts. Features list of Gallup trading posts. Page 2.
Westgate City Center - Glendale (Near Phoenix)...
Along with Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium (Cardinals) Glendale's new Westgate City Center Village offers a sports, retail and entertainment village.
Santa Fe's Railyard - A Destination for the...
Santa Fe’s Railyard is now home to more than trains. It is fast becoming a vibrant eclectic area filled with art, dining, entertainment and recreation. The Railyard is another central Santa Fe destination.
Pueblo Pottery of the Southwest: What You Need...
Pueblo Indian Pottery is highly collectible. The Pueblo Indians have been making pottery for about 2000 years. While early pottery was made primarily for their own use, contemporary Indian pottery is mostly decorative.
Profile: Red Rocks Ampitheater - Denver, Colorado
The Red Rocks Amphitheater, located 15 miles west of Denver, is a an open-air venue for concerts with spectacular views of the city and natural surroundings
A Dozen Free Things to Do in Northern Arizona
Arizona touring for free. You'll find some great ideas for touring in northern Arizona that will cost you absolutely nothing.
Train Trips in the Southwestern United States -...
Love trains? All aboard! Enjoy scenic and historic train rides in the Southwest. We have selected some great excursions for train buffs and sightseers alike.
Top Things to Do at the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the major attractions of the Southwest. It is one of those places you must
Using the Seonda Vortex Sites for Meditation...
Finding the right Sedona Vortex and how to use the Vortex for meditation and stress reduction. Page 2.
Laughlin, Nevada - What You Need to Know About...
Laughlin, Nevada is a gambler's paradise right on the Colorado River. With great water sports, low cost rooms and lots of gambling, Laughlin is a destination for the savvy gambler and vacationer.
Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona -...
Kartchner Caverns State Park, south of Tucson, near Benson, Arizona is a beautiful living cave with a fairly new history of discovery. Reservations are needed. Kartchner is a destination in itself and is well worth the trip.
Never Seen a Rattlesnake Roundup? Sweetwater,...
Since 1958, the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up has been held in Sweetwater, Texas and sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees. The Round-Up is held annually on the 2nd weekend in March at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park - Photography. Page 6.
Santa Fe Indian Market - What You Need to Know...
Each year the Santa Fe Indian Market includes 1,200 artists from about 100 tribes who show their work in over 600 booths. The event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. Quality is the hallmark of the Santa Fe Indian Market.
Bisbee Arizona - Hotel Guide - Where to Stay in...
Bisbee Arizona is worth a stop. Stay in a historic hotel or modern motel. Page 2.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Northeast...
Canyon de Chelly, located in the northeast corner of Arizona 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ. Canyon de Chelly is Arizona's second largest canyon.
All About Navajo Weaving: Why Navajo Rugs are...
Learn about Navajo rugs. Navajo weaving is a true American folk art. Born on the looms of the Pueblo Indians before the arrival of the Spanish, it was nurtured and perfected by the Navajo weaver.
Traveling Route 66 Through the Southwestern...
A Route 66 town by town guide to the Southwestern United States. Page 3.
Top Attractions in Gallup New Mexico
Gallup has a wonderful mix of Western cultures. Gallup remains true to the culture and tradition of the West. Visit an Indian Reservation or shop in an authentic trading post. Gallup has the culture and the scenery of the real West.
Visitors Guide to Chimayo New Mexico
Chimayo is a historic village in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Chimayo was established by the Spanish in 1610. Chimayo is known for the Chapel, the Santuario de Chimayo, know for healing powers and for the Chimayo artisans and weavers of the area. Chimayo is very picturesque.
New Cardinals Stadium - Location of Super Bowl...
The new Cardinals Stadium is located in Glendale, about 20 miles west of Downtown Phoenix. The stadium is the first and only stadium in North America that is capable of completely removing the grass playing field from the stadium. Cardinals Stadium will be the location of Super Bowl XLII in 2008. Page 3.
Dark Sky Astronomy Sites for Visitors to New...
Want to find dark sky sites in New Mexico? New Mexico offers many dark-sky destinations and events. The possibilities afforded by its clear night skies draw dark-sky tourists from around the world. Page 2.
Off-Roading to Wickenburg's Box Canyon via the...
You can drive yourself or take a jeep tour to Wickenburg's beautiful box canyon by driving right up the Hassayampa River.
Finding Dark Sky Astronomy Sites in Arizona
Want to find dark sky sites in the Arizona? Arizona is an astronomer’s dream. Observatories have been built the mountains across the state. Many of these have extensive public outreach programs and offer tours and viewing opportunities year-round. In addition, dark rangers present “tours of the universe” at some of the best dark-skies sites in the country and bed and breakfast inns offer in-room telescopes, viewing decks and private observatories for stargazers.
Finding Dark Sky Astronomy Sites in Arizona -...
Want to find dark sky sites in the Arizona? Arizona is an astronomer’s dream. Part III of our Dark Sky Arizona Article. Page 3.
Hassayampa River Preserve - Wickenburg, Arizona
Hassayampa River Preserve. Just northwest of Phoenix, Arizona is a desert oasis complete with palm trees, a pond that is home to frogs and water fowl, and a mysterious river that rises from the depths of the desert sand.
Best Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in...
The Top Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock, Fredericksb...
The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock lies in the Texas Hill Country. On the property is the Casa de Leon bed and breakfast, Troisi's Italian Ristorante and Wine Bar, European Day Spa, Cap Gun Museum and much more.
Tips for Visitors to Santa Fe
Santa Fe is full of surprises. Here are some tips for visitors that the guide books may not tell you. After spending time with Santa Fe locals, we found some great travel things to do and places to go that will enhance your Santa Fe vacation.
Fredericksburg, Texas - Little Germany in the...
Fredericksburg, Texas, centrally located in the Texas Hill Country, makes for a great vacation destination.
Top 9 Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon West...
Traveling to the Grand Canyon can be confusing. Do you want to take a mule trip? See the new Skywalk? We lead you to the best Grand Canyon information sources.
American Turquoise - Beautiful Jewelry for...
Find out about turquoise, how to buy turquoise and where to learn more about these beautiful stones.
Finding Dark Sky Astronomy Sites in Nevada
Want to find dark sky sites in the Nevada? Nevada is known best for its bright lights and gambling but it does offer some destinations with night skies that attract stargazers and amateur astronomers.
What Are Dream Catchers? Are They Really Native...
What are Dream Catchers? Throughout the Southwest you will see a round hoop with what appears to be a woven web. They are called Dream Catchers. But are they actually Native American? We provide you with the history and lore of the Dream Catcher and provide resources for making and purchasing Dream Catchers.
Visiting Georgia O'Keeffe's Home and Studio in...
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum maintains the Georgia O'Keeffe home in Abiquiu which she purchased in 1945. You can tour the home by reservation. Find out more about touring the Georgia O'Keeffe home in Abiquiu
Visiting Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona -...
Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona, was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959. You can tour Taliesin West. The campus houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and an architectural school. Over the years, Wright modified and added to the complex of buildings. The facility was constructed by his apprentices. Many of Wright's most famous buildings were designed in his offices at Taliesin West.
About Grand Canyon Mule Trips
Find out what to expect on a Grand Canyon Mule Trip. Page 2.
The Verde Canyon Railroad Train Trip
Take a train trip through a beautiful canyon in central Arizona. The Verde Canyon Railroad (formerly the Verde Valley Railroad) of Arizona was originally built to support Arizona's richest copper mine, located in Jerome. Now visitors enjoy the Verde Canyon Railway excursions to enjoy a leisurely trip, view the natural surroundings and participate in special events.
White Tank Mountain Regional Park - What You...
Information on exploring the White Tank Mountain Regional Park (commonly called The White Tanks) in the Pnoenix area of Arizona. Page 2.
Featured Southwest United States Photography
Chimayo is a historic village in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Chimayo was established by the Spanish in 1610. Chimayo is known for the Chapel, the Santuario de Chimayo, known for healing powers and for the Chimayo artisans and weavers of the area. Chimayo is very picturesque. Page 4.
Where to Go in the Southwest for Your Clothing...
Nude, naturist, clothing optional resorts, destinations, clubs in each state of the Southwestern U.S. provide you with leads on where to go for your clothing optional vacation or day trip.
Altitude Sickness - When Your Body Rebels at...
Altitude Sickness affects almost one out of three people who travel to high altitude destinations. What’s high altitude? Well for some, it might be 5,000 feet while for others it might not be an issue until they hit 10,000 feet. Altitude sickness is unpredictable. It can affect the young fit hiker as well as the elderly traveler. It can affect you one one trip but not the next.
Visiting the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is one of the highlights of any trip to Phoenix and the Arizona desert. The Desert Botanical Garden is home to a great collection of cacti and succulents. It's a beautiful place with paths to wander, a fantastic gift shop and special events galore.
Visiting the Deserts of the American Southwest
A visit to the American Southwest is not complete without a trip into one of the beautiful deserts. Find out what you need to know to plan a trip into one of the Southwestern desert environments.
Best Things to do in Las Vegas off the Strip
Think the only reason to go to Las Vegas is to gamble? Think again. If you’re wiling to get off the Strip, there are a great number of activities. From hiking to chocolate tasting, there’s a little something for everyone.
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest...
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest Airlines - Updates. Page 3.
Santa Fe's St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Santa Fe's St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
What to See in Winslow, Arizona
Winslow AZ is known for a lot more than being featured in an Eagles song. Visitors can see the historic Route 66 and La Posada Hotel, among many other attractions.
La Posada Hotel National Historic Landmark -...
The La Posada Hotel, Winslow, Arizona is a gem of history that has continually changed and evolved from gracious hacienda to the Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter inspired beautiful hotel of today.
Native American Art Festivals - Finding the...
It's important to buy authentic Native American art. Here's a list of places you can go to see fantastic art and to purchase a piece that is authentic.
High Tea at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend high tea at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. This daily affair (offered from noon to 4 p.m.) is steeped in tradition (excuse the pun) and a wonderful way to spend a nice afternoon.
Finding Dark Sky Astronomy Sites in New Mexico
Want to find dark sky sites in New Mexico? New Mexico offers many dark-sky destinations and events. The possibilities afforded by its clear night skies draw dark-sky tourists from around the world.
Spring in the Texas Hill Country
Enjoy Spring in the Texas Hill Country. Spring is a great time to see the Texas State Flower, the Bluebonnet, in all it’s glory. And, if that isn’t enough, over 5,000 varieties of wild flowers carpet the rolling hills of the central Texas Hill Country. Whether you like to tour wineries, hike, or kick back at a historic B&B, the Texas Hill Country will have something for you.
How to Determine if a Navajo Rug is Real
Now that you are convinced that buying a real Navajo rug is not only the right thing to do, it's a good investment, how can you protect yourself from being swindled? Page 2.
What You Need to Know About Native American...
Native American Heishi Jewelry, most often from Kewa Pueblo (formerly Santo Domingo Pueblo), is an ancient art form now prized by collectors. Find out how heishi beads are made and why buying from the artisan is important.
Two for the Road: Couples Embrace Colorado...
For those that travel in pairs, Colorado sets the mood with unparalleled scenery, culture, history and adventure. A trip to Colorado doubles the fun for couples whether they’re cozying up beside a campfire or toasting each other at an outdoor café. Here are some great ideas for couples traveling in Colorado.
Marfa, Texas -- Mysterious Lights, Cowboys, Art...
Marfa, Texas guide to the mystery lights, accommodations, restaurants, activities and events.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction -...
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company holds the world-famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Arizona annually in January. Whether you are in the market for a world-class classic car or just enjoy looking at them the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is not to be missed.
Inside Richardson's Trading Post - Gallup, New...
Trading posts found in areas close to Native American reservations may be the real thing or, unfortunately, they may be just another souvenir shop. To enter a genuine trading post that trades with local Native populations is an experience in commerce that has it's roots in Indian trade before the 1900's. And, for some trading posts, the families have been trading with locals for generations. Photo Tour of Gallup area trading posts. Page 9.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort Hotel -...
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Revive Spa, Phoenix Arizona. Six outdoor dining options, four pools and full service spa await you during your stay at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.
Traveling O'Keeffe Country - The Art, the Woman...
The artist, Georgia O'Keeffe is known for her paintings of the New Mexico landscape as well as her floral pieces. To tour O'Keeffe country is to see New Mexico through the eyes of the artist. We start our tour at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and travel to the countryside to see her home in Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch.
Traveling with Kids in Houston
If you’re traveling to the nation’s fourth largest city with kids in tow, you’ll want to know about these amazing attractions for families.
Top Places in the Southwest for a Real Wild...
The Southwest is the place to go for a real Wild West experience. Whether you want to ride like a cowboy or stay where the Western stars of yesteryear stayed, we have the place for your Wild West vacation.
Forced to Relax -- Sunrise Springs Resort Spa,...
Sunrise Springs Resort and Spa, just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico is situated on a spring-fed 70 acres. Ponds abound with water lilies, frogs, dragon flies and beautiful koi. The area is green with grasses, cottonwood trees and organic gardens.
Visiting the Hopi Mesas of Arizona - Second and...
A visit to the Hopi Mesas, located in northern Arizona, is a trip back in time. The Hopi people came to the Mesas in ancient times. Hopi is the oldest continually practiced culture in the United States. According to Hopi guides, Hopi religion and culture have been practiced for over 3,000 years. We provide you with information on touring the Hopi mesas and how to choose a guide. Page 2.
The Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel
The El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park is just 100 yards from the South Rim. It has suites, deluxe and standard rooms and full amenities, including fine dining.
Things to Do and See in Brenham, Texas
What to see and where to dine when you are visiting Brenham in Washington County, Texas. Page 2.
Touring San Antonio's River Walk
Views along San Antonio's River Walk include beautiful flowers. Page 5.
Tombstone, Arizona - The Town Too Tough to Die...
About Visiting Tombstone: Tombstone, Arizona is a historic Wild West town dubbed the "town too tough
White Tank Mountain Regional Park - Exploring...
Information on exploring the White Tank Mountain Regional Park (commonly called The White Tanks) in the Phoenix area of Arizona.
Grand Canyon Railway - Enjoying a Train Ride to...
A ride on the Grand Canyon Railway is a fun and environmentally friendly way to visit the Grand Canyon – No wait at the gate, no driving and parking problems and, when you are tired after a long day, you'll ride in style, enjoy live music and savor snacks and drinks as you watch the sun slip down over the western prairie.
Wildflower Hunting in the American Southwest -...
Southwest Wildflower information and photographs from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Utah and Nevada. Page 2.
Yuma, Arizona - All You Need to Know About...
Yuma, Arizona is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Combine that with the yearly influx of snowbirds, seasonal winter visitors, and you might wonder why most people know little about sunny, historic Yuma, Arizona.
Great Ideas for Your Sedona, Arizona Vacation
Sedona, Arizona is a magical place. There is so much to see and do in Sedona. Some come to experience the spiritual side of Sedona and visit the Vortex sites. And others come to relax at a resort and shop at the galleries and boutiques. Or maybe finding some great hiking sites is what you want to do. No matter what, you will not be disappointed by Sedona.
Fantastic Fresh Southwest Salsa Recipe
Anne-Marie makes a mean salsa. It is intimidating to read the ingredients. But if you follow her lead, you may end up with an award-winning salsa!
Algodones, Mexico - Should You Cross the Border?
Algodones is still safe for the daytime border crossing. A local couple provdide an update and tips on dining and visting Algodones for medical or dental care.
Zion National Park, Utah - What You Need to...
Zion National Park, close to St. George, Utah, is just an hour and a half drive from the International airport in Las Vegas. It is open all year round. Zion is one of the top attractions of the southwest.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - What You...
Bryce Canyon National Park, approximately 250 miles from either Salt Lake City, Utah or Las Vegas, Nevada is located in southeast Utah. Bryce is a little northeast of Zion National Park. It is open all year round. Bryce is one of the top attractions of the southwest.
Planning Map of Texas Rivers and Lakes
The Southwest US, even in the desert, has rivers and lakes for recreation, fishing and boating. This map of Texas shows the rivers and lakes.
Places to Ski Near Denver, Colorado
There are many places to ski within a short drive from Denver, Colorado.
Margaritaville at Westgate in Glendale, Arizona
Margaritaville Glendale, Arizona is a destination in itself. Located in the trendy Westgate City Center, the restaurant and shop is creative colorful and, by the way, serves great food. Find out more about the Glendale Margaritaville.
Fall Chile Roasts and Festivals in New Mexico
New Mexico's Hatch Chile Festival and Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival are two fall roasts or celebrations dedicated to the harvest of the chile peppers.
Alice Cooper's Cooper's Town Bar and Grill -...
Alice Cooper's Cooperstown Bar and Grill - Phoenix, Arizona - Cooper's Town

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