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Southwest US Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Glendale Glitters - Winter Celebration of...
Glendale Glitters is a holiday tradition in the Phoenix area. From the post Thanksgiving spectacular kick-off to the Glitter and Glow January Block Party, Glendale Glitters is an event not to be missed.
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.
Christmas Luminarias, Farolitos, Bonfires and...
Lighting the way for people during the Christmas Posadas, lanterns and bonfires, gave way to the current day tradition of Luminarias and Farolitos. Celebrate the light of Christmas with your own southwest tradition.
A Complete Traveler's Guide to Quartzsite,...
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.
Border Medical Land Guide: Border Town of Los...
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!
Holiday Time in Santa Fe, New Mexico
I just found out about the joys of the holidays in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sometimes the best ideas come from enthusiastic friends who have explored their “secret holiday place” for several years and cannot contain their excitement.
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.
Top 12 Things to Do and See in Santa Fe
Santa Fe is one of the top destinations in the Southwest. These are the top 12 things to do and see in Santa Fe.
How to Cross the Border to Nogales, Mexico to...
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.
A Visitor's Guide to Grand Canyon West and the...
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.
Going Nude in Texas - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Texas - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Naturist Clubs, Resorts, and More: Go Nude in...
Going Nude in Colorado - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Holiday Festivities in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas is a holiday destination. The holiday season traditionally kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, and that’s no different in San Antonio, where the River Walk,normally lit by those big Texas stars, bursts into its brightest display of the year, ushering in a month’s worth of festive special events that have an authentic Alamo City feel
San Antonio's River Walk
San Antonio's River Walk is a tourist's paradise. You will find shops, restaurants, and hotels lining the San Antonio River. With sidewalks, stairs to the street level, historic sites to tour, and boats floating lazily down the canals, you will find plenty to enjoy in this area of San Antonio. In late November, the River Walk takes on a holiday glow. The colorful lights along the river will put you in the holiday mood.
The Best Annual Events and Festivals in the...
The Southwest United States' Best Annual Events and Festivals.
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. Page 2.
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs,...
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
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.
What Really Happens in Area 51?
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?
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.
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.
Christmas in Santa Fe, New Mexico - Making...
Like so many things in Santa Fe, Christmas is celebrated just a little differently. The combination of Western, Hispanic and Native American traditions blend into a holiday celebration not duplicated anywhere else. Here's information on all the Christmas delights in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Going Nude in Arizona - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Arizona - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Best Places to Go Nude in the Southwest
Going Nude in the Southwest - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Places to Ski Near Denver, Colorado
There are many places to ski within a short drive from Denver, Colorado.
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
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.
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.
Sedon'a Red Rock Fantasy Lights Display - Enjoy...
Red Rock Fantasy is a festival of more than a million lights providing a holiday tradition in the shadows of the beautiful Sedona Red Rocks.
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.
Grand Canyon Railway Holiday Polar Express Trains
Arizona's Grand Canyon Railway presents the popular Polar Express trips each holiday season.
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.
Westgate City Center New Year's Eve Event-...
Glendale's new Westgate City Center Village offers a sports, retail and entertainment village. But on New Year's Eve, Wesgate goes all out to put together a top notch party in an amazing neo-deco setting blazing with neon lighting.
Finding Fall Color in Arizona
Arizona's high country and botanical gardens are a fantastic place to find fall foliage and color. We guide you to fall foliage sites in Arizona. Be sure and bring your camera!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona's Grand Canyon in Winter
Holiday time at the Grand Canyon is magical. The crowds are gone, the hotels decorated, and special festivities are scheduled. We will help you plan for your Grand Canyon winter holiday visit with packing and sightseeing tips. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Advice from the Back of the Plane - Making...
Tips for easing travel on Southwest Airlines. 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.
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
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.
Crossing the Border into Mexico 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. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sedona: Arizona's Gorgeous Red Rock Country -...
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Southwest Destinations for December
In the beautiful Southwest, you can enjoy the snow or choose a more sunny climate. There is much to do and see in December.
December Fun in Colorado
Colorado events, holiday fun and things to do in December.
Traveling Route 66 Through the Southwestern...
A Route 66 town by town guide to the Southwestern United States. Page 3.
What is a Javelina?
The javelina is a dark grey peccary (not a pig) with a subtle white collar. Javelina live in semi desert areas of Mexico and Southwestern United States
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.
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.
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.
Best Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in...
The Top Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.
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.
American Turquoise - Beautiful Jewelry for...
Find out about turquoise, how to buy turquoise and where to learn more about these beautiful stones.
San Antonio's River Walk - Top Destination in...
San Antonio's River Walk is the top destination in Texas. Enjoy the restaurants, art, scenery and fun as you travel the River Walk on one of the River Walk tour boats.
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.
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.[
Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival in Casa Grande,...
Wuertz Farm is noted for growing gourds... all shapes of Gourds. But come February, Wuertz Farm hosts a big Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona.
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.
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.
Quartzite, Arizona Photo Album
Highly polished spheres show what beauty lies in rocks from around the world. We were entranced and managed to pass up the opportunity to buy. What would we do with a bowling ball size piece of Tiger Eye, anyway? Page 2.
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.
Top Reasons to Choose Arizona's Grand Canyon...
If you have ever waited in line to enter the Grand Canyon National Park or have squeezed past hoards of tourists trying to get a glimpse of the Canyon’s beauty, you deserve to treat yourself to at least one off-season visit. The top reasons we recommend holiday time at the Canyon may entice you to pack up the family and head out on Christmas Eve rather than settling in by the fireplace at home.
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.
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 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.
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.
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,"
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.
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.
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.
Visiting the Hopi Mesas of Arizona - First Mesa
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.
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.
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.
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.
Correct Time in the Southwestern United States
What time is it right now? This guide will help you set your clock as you travel through the Southwestern United States.
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.
Shopping in Wild West Wickenburg, Arizona
Double D Western World in Wickenburg is a great place to shop for trendy western wear, boots and home decor. Page 3.
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.
Summer and Fall Events in Austin
The best summer and fall events in Austin, Texas.
Buying Authentic Hand Made Native American Art...
This is an article for Native American art collectors and first time buyers alike. With the ability of people from other countries like the Philippines and China to copy our American Indian designs using cheap materials and selling them at low prices, it is even more important that we become educated in the beauty and value of real Native American art.
NASCAR in Phoenix, Arizona - What You Need to...
Nascar Races at Phoenix International Raceway just west of Phoenix, Arizona. Facts, schedule and tickets for the big Nascar weekend.
Turf Paradise - Horse Racing - Phoenix, Arizona
Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona hosts live Thoroughbred racing October through May.
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.
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.
Touring San Antonio's River Walk
San Antonio's River Walk follows the river throught town. The Riverwalk is lined with hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Since the walk, itself, is below street level, you can spend the day in a pedestrian's paradise without worrying about car traffic and noise. Each time we walk along the River Walk. We see something new. Come walk along with us through our River Walk photo album.
About Grand Canyon Mule Trips
Find out what to expect on a Grand Canyon Mule Trip. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Page, Arizona for Visitors - Lake Powell, Slot...
Page, Arizona didn't exist until the 1950's and the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. Now Page is a destination for Lake Powell water sports, float trips down the Colorado River, hiking the slot canyons and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Planning Map of Colorado Rivers and Lakes
The Southwest US, even in the desert, has rivers and lakes for recreation, fishing and boating. This map of Colorado shows the rivers and lakes.
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.
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.
December Christmas Boats Parade of Lights -...
December is time for the Annual Christmas Boats Parade of Lights at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Enjoy the parade of lighted boats along Lake Havasu's boat channel.
All About Navajo Weaving: Why Navajo Rugs are...
Navajo weaving is a true American folk art, born on the looms of the Pueblo Indians before the Spanish arrived. What you need to know to buy. Page 1 of 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.
Riding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a vintage steam locomotive driven excursion train leaving either from Antonito, Colorado or Chama, New Mexico. You will journey throught spectacular mountains, canyons and valleys.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows - What New Buyers...
The many separate shows making up the January and February Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in January and February can be confusing to the new buyer. We offer some tips and resources. Page 3.
The South Congress Avenue District
In recent years, the South Congress Avenue District – aka SoCo -- has become more than just a small strip of road south of Downtown. To the contrary, it’s become a destination of its own, featuring funky boutiques, diverse restaurants, up-tempo bars, down-to-earth honky tonks and everything in between. If you’re heading to South Congress, here are some things you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
Rarest Ford Thunderbird, First Ever Produced,...
First Ford Thunderbird ever produced. Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale 2009. This is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible, the first ever to be produced. It is raven black with a black/white interior.
Bisbee Arizona - Hotel Guide - Where to Stay in...
Bisbee Arizona is worth a stop. Stay in a historic hotel or modern motel. Page 2.
Tombstone, Arizona - The Town Too Tough to Die...
About Visiting Tombstone: Tombstone, Arizona is a historic Wild West town dubbed the "town too tough
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.
Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Historic...
The Glendale Chocolate Affaire, at Murphy Park, features 40 chocolate vendors selling everything sweet and gooey. There is also a wine and beer garden, music, food court and many non-chocolate vendors.
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.
Planning Maps of the Southwestern United States
Planning and orientation maps of the Southwestern United States.
Quartzsite Yacht Club - World Famous Hot Spot...
The Quartzsite Yacht Club is world famous, they say. It's certainly known as THE place to gather in Quartzsite, Arizona. You'll find out how to join the Quartzsite Yacht Club and what they serve up on their wrap around patio.
Scottsdale is for Shopping
With a plethora of lavish resorts and manicured golf courses, Scottsdale has long been considered a premier travel destination. And with its hot shopping locales like the Scottsdale Waterfront, The Borgata and Kierland Commons, Scottsdale is attracting high-end boutiques that are giving veterans like Rodeo Drive a run for their money.
Canyon Creek Ranch - Black Canyon City,...
Canyon Creek Ranch in Black Canyon City, Arizona is less than an hour from Phoenix and Scottsdale. You can ride horses in the beautiful canyon, stop at their Old Town for a special lunch, or arrange for custom group activities.
Holiday Events in the Southwest
The Southwest is filled with fun festivals and events to get you into the Christmas spirit.
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.
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.
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.
Santa Fe's Bronze Statue of a Saintly Indian...
Who is the Indian woman depicted in a beautiful bronze in front of Santa Fe’s St. Francis of Assissi Cathedral? I was drawn to this statue of a magical and beautiful woman, adorned with turquoise jewelry, holding eagle feathers. She is named Kateri Tekakwitha. She is also known as Lily of the Mohawks
How to Buy Authentic Native American Products
How to choose authentic Native American gifts and souvenirs. Shopping is often a cornerstone of many vacations, and travelers often shop for items that reflect the distinctiveness of the destination they are visiting.
Helpful Tips for Mexico-Bound Travelers
If you are traveling across the Mexican border you will benefit from this advice issued by AAA in the wake of Mexican drug related violence.
New Year's Eve Celebrations in the Southwest
Enjoy New Year's in the Southwest. Ring in the New Year in a distinctly Southwest way. Listings of New Year's celebrations in the Southwestern United States.
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.
Weather Information for the Southwestern United...
The southwestern states are diverse yet travelers still need to know the type of weather they will encounter. From season to season, we provide weather information for Southwest states travel.
Celebrate the Holidays in Santa Fe
If you enjoy traveling to Santa Fe (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), there’s no better time to go than during the holidays, when the snow-lined roofs and candlelit walkways at famous local attractions provide a gorgeous backdrop for the season.
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, such as the Mojave or the Sonoran.
Rancho de las Golondrinas - New Mexico Home of...
Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a Spanish colonial living history site. It is also a beautiful park with rolling hills, river valley and scenic mills and historic buildings dotting the countryside.Rancho de las Golondrinas was the inspiration for Josefina, American Girl, a popular historical children's book and doll.
Tour Arizona’s Mining History - Museums,...
Arizona is the Copper State. And where did they get all that copper for the State Capital Dome in Phoenix? From Bisbee, way to the south of Phoenix down by the Mexican border. There are some great museums and fun mining tours to take in Arizona. Once you go to an Arizona mining museum and tour a real mine, you will have a better understanding of the part that mining has played in developing the Copper State.
Visiting Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona -...
Taliesin West in Scottsdale,Arizona was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school from 1937 until his death in 1959.You can tour it.
Traveling with Children in the Southwest - Kid...
Traveling with children in the Southwest can be a memorable family experience. There are child-friendly resorts, places to go and things to see that maybe educational or just plain fun.
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest...
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest Airlines - Updates. Page 3.

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