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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs,...
Going Nude in New Mexico - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Nevada - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
Best Places to Go Nude in the Southwest
Going Nude in the Southwest - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
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.
Going Nude in Arizona - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Arizona - 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.
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.
Advice from the Back of the Plane - Making...
Tips for easing travel on Southwest Airlines. Page 2.
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts...
Going Nude in Utah - Naturist Clubs, Resorts and Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tombstone, Arizona - The Town Too Tough to Die...
About Visiting Tombstone: Tombstone, Arizona is a historic Wild West town dubbed the "town too tough
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.
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.
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.
Traveling Route 66 Through the Southwestern...
Travel Route 66 through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. We provide a Route 66 town by town guide to the Southwestern United States. Links to attractions and museums.
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.[
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors Guide to Kerrville, Texas
In the hub of the Texas Hill Country lies Kerrville, a purebred-Texas community of 20,000 which sits on the Edwards Plateau eco-region and is noted for its rugged country of stony hills, broad divides, rangy cedar, towering cypress and the beautiful Guadalupe River.
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.
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.
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.
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,"
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.
Havasu Canyon - Village of Supai - Navajo,...
Havasu Canyon, containing some of the most picturesque blue-green waterfalls and pools, belongs to the Havasu 'Baaja people. Adventurers can hike, ride horses or helicopter to Supai Village at the bottom of the canyon and explore the beautiful falls.
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.
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.
The Best Annual Events and Festivals in the...
The Southwest United States' Best Annual Events and Festivals.
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.
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.
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.
Guide to Driving the Turquoise Trail
The Turquoise Trail is a scenic highway linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe through rolling hills with mountain views and quaint historic mining towns. The Trail begins to the South in Tijeras and the Cibola National Forest, then heads north through Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, Edgewood, Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, before ending in the San Marcos/Lone Butte Area.
Joshua Tree Near Oatman, AZ
Kingman to Oatman, a Route 66 historic road takes you on a winding journey through old Route 66 days and ends up in a town full of burros, tourists and dance hall girls. Page 5.
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.
Fredericksburg, Texas - Little Germany in the...
Fredericksburg, Texas, centrally located in the Texas Hill Country, makes for a great vacation destination.
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.
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
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
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.
Pipeline Canyon Trail - Lake Pleasant Hike -...
Hiking the Pipeline Canyon Trail will give you beautiful views of Lake Pleasant, a nice bit of exercise on a rolling rocky trail and, if you are lucky, a chance to commune with wild burros.
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.
Saguaro Lake Recreation Near Phoenix, Arizona
Information on boating, fishing, picnicking and hiking for Saguaro Lake, a very scenic recreation area only 41 miles from Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest...
Tips and Hints for Low-cost Travel on Southwest Airlines - Updates. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in...
The Top Restaurants for Green Chile Dishes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.
Planning Maps of the Southwestern United States
Planning and orientation maps of the Southwestern United States.
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.
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.
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.
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 Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun have outdoor activities, great museums, historical sights and much more. We have chosen the top things to do for your visit to Phoenix.
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.
Grand Canyon West Skywalk
Today's VIP Grand Opening of the long-awaited Grand Canyon West Skywalk was an occasion to be celebrated. Buzz Aldrin, noted astronaut who walked on the moon, was there, Native American astronaut, John Herrington was there and tribal dignitaries from the Hualapai tribe were there. Along the canyon's edge were media representatives from BBC, Japan, and more. Page 2.
About Grand Canyon Mule Trips
Find out what to expect on a Grand Canyon Mule Trip. Page 2.
Why Sweetwater, TX Is the Place to See a...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Tour of the Sedona, Arizona Back Country
Hike Sedona. There are places in Sedona Arizona you can only find on foot. Follow our step by step photo tour as we discover ancient ruins and pictographs in Sedona's Red Rock Country.
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.
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.
Southwest Indian Art Fair in Tucson, Arizona
The Southwest Indian Art Fair, taking place at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus, draws over 200 juried Native American artists. The Fair runs Saturday and Sunday, annually in February. The Southwest Indian Art Fair is a high quality, excellent show.
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.
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.
There are plenty of historic props in Oatman.
Kingman to Oatman, a Route 66 historic road takes you on a winding journey through old Route 66 days and ends up in a town full of burros, tourists and dance hall girls. Page 6.
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.
Planning Map of Arizona Rivers and Lakes
The Southwest US, even in the desert, has rivers and lakes for recreation, fishing and boating. This map of Arizona shows the rivers and lakes.
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.
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 Colorado
Want to find dark sky sites in Colorado? Colorado is home to some of the most popular recreation areas in the world. It also offers opportunities for visitors looking for dark sky destinations.
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.
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.
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.
American Turquoise - Beautiful Jewelry for...
Find out about turquoise, how to buy turquoise and where to learn more about these beautiful stones.
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.
Places to Ski Near Denver, Colorado
There are many places to ski within a short drive from Denver, Colorado.
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.
Mexican Border Town Tourism and Ports of Entry...
Direct links to tourist information sites for Mexican border towns. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildflower Hunting in the American Southwest -...
Southwest Wildflower information and photographs from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Utah and Nevada.
Bisbee Arizona - Hotel Guide - Where to Stay in...
Bisbee Arizona is worth a stop. Stay in a historic hotel or modern motel. Page 2.
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.
Williams, Arizona - Visiting and Enjoying Wild...
Williams, Arizona, often called the Gateway to the Grand Canyon is much, much more. Enjoy Wild West history and reminisce about old Route 66. Williams is growning and has much to offer visitors.
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.
Fred Stevens, Jr Navajo Sandpainter
Fred Stevens, Jr., (1922 - 1983) Navajo Indian Sandpainter and Medicine Man who is acknowledged to have been the foremost developer and practitioner of permatizing Navajo Sandpaintings.
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
Sometimes a Girl's Just Gotta Get Away - Great...
Sometimes a girls just gotta get away. We found some great ideas for your girls' getaway weekend or retreat. The Southwest offers spas, dude ranches and resorts that would be ideal for a girls' getaway escape.
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.
Pottery of New Mexico - Felipe Ortega Micaceous...
Visiting Felipe Ortega Micaceous Cooking Pottery in La Madera, New Mexico
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.
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.
Travel with Dogs - Dog-Friendly Hotels, Pet...
Travel with dogs can be easy if you know where your canine companion is welcome. Find out where you can stay with your dog, exercise your dog and care for your dog while on vacation.
Planning Map of New Mexico Rivers and Lakes
The Southwest US, even in the desert, has rivers and lakes for recreation, fishing and boating. This map of New Mexico shows the rivers and lakes.
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.
Bullhead City is the End of Arizona's Route 66
Kingman to Oatman, a Route 66 historic road takes you on a winding journey through old Route 66 days and ends up in a town full of burros, tourists and dance hall girls. Page 10.
Where and When to See Wildflowers in the...
Here's your guide to wildflowers in the Southwest. Learn about wildflowers and where to spot them in Spring and Summer. This is a great guide for students and for photographers.
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.
St. George Utah - What Visitors Need to Know...
St. George is a popular destination for visitors and retirees located in the southwestern part of the state of Utah.
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.
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.
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.
Planes, Helicopters, Buses, Jeeps and Cars Made...
Today's VIP Grand Opening of the long-awaited Grand Canyon West Skywalk was an occasion to be celebrated. Buzz Aldrin, noted astronaut who walked on the moon, was there, Native American astronaut, John Herrington was there and tribal dignitaries from the Hualapai tribe were there. Along the canyon's edge were media representatives from BBC, Japan, and more. Page 3.
Lake Mary Flagstaff Arizona - Boating, Picnics...
Lake Mary, in the Coconino National Forest, is only 12 miles SE of Flagstaff. Flagstaff's Lake Mary is popular with power boaters and water skiers because there is no motor size limit on it. It is also well-known for fishing.
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.
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.
Hidden Meadow Guest Ranch - A Retreat in the...
Hidden Meadow Guest Ranch is not far from Greer, Arizona in the White Mountains. In this beautiful setting you will find cozy upscale cabins, excellent meals and plenty to do on your weekend getaway or vacation.
Finding Native American Cultural Sites in...
Travel to Tucson and learn about the Tohono O'odham people. Most people don’t think of Tucson as a center of Native American culture. We tend to think of the Navajo and Hopi when we consider Native American tradition and art. But the people to the south have much to offer the visitor. Whether its “man in the maze” baskets, saguaro syrup or unusual polka music, the traditions of the desert people to the south will fascinate you.

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