Exploring Tucson with kids

Looking for a winter getaway? Thinking ahead to Spring Break? Tucson delighted us with genuine nature and wilderness, a lively, historic downtown, which has been newly revitalized, and resorts with all the amenities for a sunny vacation. We'll … [Read more...]

Budget-friendly Spring Break destinations you haven’t thought of

Planning a Spring Break vacation? With only a week or so off school, it can be hard to find a vacation that's both easy to plan and easy on the wallet. Below, we have over a dozen ideas throughout the US, Caribbean, and Mexico for budget-friendly … [Read more...]

Desert Botanical Garden

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona makes for the perfect pit stop or sun-filled family outing. (Or maybe I'm just suffering from a severe case of sun-envy here in Oregon!) But what makes Desert Botanical so … [Read more...]

Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks visit

Hwy 160 Moenkopi, AZ At the Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks, located remotely in the Arizona desert, it's possible to view fossilized dinosaur tracks. Before stopping there recently on a long road trip, I had read mixed reviews (both concerning the … [Read more...]

The Grand Canyon’s Maswik Lodge

      The Grand Canyon offers a host of accommodations, but we found the cabins at The Maswik Lodge to offer that perfect balance of convenience, location, and affordability. Located in the heart of the Grand Canyon Village, … [Read more...]

Slide Rock State Park

6871 N. Highway 89A Sedona, Arizona Slide Rock State Park may be a bit further off the beaten path than most pitstops (18 miles from Flagstaff), but it's a mere five miles from the popular vacation town of Sedona, and well worth any amount of … [Read more...]