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8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

My hometown has beautiful hiking trails and bike paths all around the city. Anyone who knows me knows I love to hike. Even when I’m in staying in a city I will seek out the urban hikes and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. It’s a necessity for me. I need to spend time […]

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5 Beautiful Lakes Near Prescott Arizona for a Day Trip

5 Beautiful Lakes Near Prescott Arizona for a Day Trip

Summer is here and it’s hot but you can still get outdoors and enjoy the beauty Arizona has to offer. But how to keep cool in the heat? Did you know there are 5 gorgeous lakes all within a short drive of Prescott? Pack up your best picnic lunch and get yourself to the lake […]

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11 Fun Things to Do in Jasper National Park

11 Fun Things to Do in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is an outdoor wonderland in Canada. Located north of Banff National Park and reached via the Icefields Parkway, Jasper will steal your heart. Mountains, glaciers, stunning lakes, hot springs, canyons, forests, and beautiful night skies are yours to explore. All 11,000 square kilometers. If you are an outdoorsy person you should make […]

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4 Fabulous Hikes at Watson Lake Prescott Arizona

4 Fabulous Hikes at Watson Lake Prescott Arizona

Out of the six lakes I visited around Prescott Arizona, Watson Lake is my favorite for hiking. Walking in and around and on top of the Granite Dells is an Arizona experience you shouldn’t miss. What are the Granite Dells? The Dells, as the locals call the area, consists of granite rock formations with smoothed […]

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Wolf Creek Falls Hike Prescott Arizona

Wolf Creek Falls Hike Prescott Arizona

Getting to Wolf Creek Falls is a bit of an adventure. You will drive south of the city of Prescott and into the Prescott National Forest. Then you will leave the paved roadway for the dirt and gravel, sometimes one lane, Wolf Creek Rd. It’s an adventure that is well worth your time and effort. […]

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Saguaro National Park Arizona – Best Things to Do

Saguaro National Park Arizona – Best Things to Do

If you drive around in the Sonoran Desert region in the southwest, you will find the largest cactus species in the United States. At the Saguaro National Park (East and West – there are two locations) in Tucson Arizona the mighty Saguaro Cactus tower above and can provide an amazing amount of shade at the […]

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Best Things to Do in Tucson Arizona

Best Things to Do in Tucson Arizona

Tucson is in southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. With a population of almost 1 million people in the metropolitan area Tucson offers much to do and see plus outstanding restaurants. Exploring Arizona and all the cool things to do in Tucson is how I spent a few weeks road tripping in the United States […]

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Petrified Forest National Park Arizona in One Day

Petrified Forest National Park Arizona in One Day

Petrified Forest National Park is one of three national parks in Arizona (Grand Canyon and Saguaro are the other two) and it should be on your bucket list. When I saw photographs of petrified wood at the park, I thought the photos were heavily edited to make them look more beautiful. But when I finally […]

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