How to Spend Three Days in Flagstaff, Arizona

Are you looking for a 3 day itinerary in Flagstaff, Arizona? You’ve come to the right place! Teresa Otto shares her experience exploring Flagstaff. Get ready for national monuments, delicious food and some celestial surprises. Find out more with Teresa’s tips for how to spend 3 days in Flagstaff. I confess, I’d been to Flagstaff twice […]

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Exploring Canyon de Chelly on a four-wheel-drive adventure

Canyon de Chelly, located on the Navajo Reservation, sits atop the Defiance Plateau along the northeastern edge of Arizona. This off-the-beaten-path national monument combines spectacular scenery, ancient cliff dwellings, and a look at a traditional Navajo way of life. It’s well worth the time and effort to explore. People have lived in Canyon de Chelly […]

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Boomer travel tips for visiting the Tucson Gem Show

The Best Tucson Gem Show Travel Tips for 2022

It takes a plan to enjoy a trade event as large as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. My Tucson Gem Show travel tips will take you there.  Held annually since 1955, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is considered to be the largest, oldest, most prestigious gem show in the world. Visitors will find […]

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

One-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary for Boomer Travelers

There are many things to see and do in the American Southwest. From a variety of national parks like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to charming little towns, this area of the the country is really exceptional. Today’s guest contributor, Shelli Elledge from Written FYI, recently took a boomer road trip through the Southwest, […]

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White Pocket

Exploring the White Pocket on a Boomer Adventure in Arizona

If anything piques our travel radar, it’s exploring the many off-the beaten-path travel destinations located throughout the American Southwest. Guest writer, Bill Haskamp, is here to tell us all about one of the most remarkable and isolated sites in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument as we go exploring White Pocket, Arizona. By way of introduction, I’m […]

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Grand Canyon's North Rim

Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Is driving Cape Royal Rd. of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim on your national park itinerary? Let me show you why it should be. Hint: you’ll avoid the crowds on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon plus enjoy a drive with gorgeous views of the canyon. If you’re a long time reader of My […]

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Scenic Drive (Everything You Need to Know)

Are you planning a road trip in the American Southwest? A scenic drive in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Arizona and Utah places you in the middle of nature’s wonderland of spires, buttes and red rock creations. Grab your camera (I am currently learning how to use a Sony Mirrorless with […]

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Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona

Saturday’s scene: Nature’s splendor in Upper Antelope Canyon

Slot canyons are some of nature’s most impressive achievements. Exploring them usually requires hiking to reach the entrance, climbing skills to travel up and over chokestones plus the willingness to squeeze yourself through tiny cracks while negotiating wet spots and streams in the canyon’s floor. And backpacking will probably be required to accomplish the mission. […]

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Dining outdoors at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Are you a fan of eating breakfast outdoors—especially on a trip? There’s something decadent about lazing over a cup of coffee after a delicious meal while nature provides the entertainment. Here’s an insider’s tip:  if you’re boomertravel plans include Tucson, Arizona, save a morning for breakfast at Tohono Chul Tea Room (January 16, 2013: the name […]

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