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Welcome to the Wide Open Wild West
Arizona

Welcome to the Wide Open Wild West

Why Visit? Humans have roamed this area in southern Arizona for ten-thousand years. The ancient ones thought this place was pretty special, and I do too. Where else but Arizona can you freely roam forty-five thousand acres of desert grasslands and woodlands? Arizona, of course. The wide open scenery, history, […]

The Complete Guide to Exploring Chaco Canyon
United States Travel

The Complete Guide to Exploring Chaco Canyon

America’s Stonehenge. With such an enticing name, it’s hard to resist the pull of this ancient place. Chaco Canyon is one of the oldest places of habitation in the United States. A trip there is life-changing. I first learned about Chaco Canyon from books, of course. With a turbulent childhood […]

A Day at Cochise Stronghold: The Last Great Apache Hideout
Arizona

A Day at Cochise Stronghold: The Last Great Apache Hideout

Blogging has taken last place lately behind teaching and working on a M.Ed. full-time. However, summer vacation is fast approaching, the weather is beautiful, and the world is calling. Travel will always be a non-negotiable for me, so no matter how busy I am, I will always make time, even […]

Visiting Nogales, Mexico: What You Need to Know
Mexico

Visiting Nogales, Mexico: What You Need to Know

Is Nogales, Mexico safe? Will we get caught up in drug trafficking? How long will it take to cross the border? Is it even worth it? Despite the reputation for drug violence and underground tunnels, we decided to see what the town is really like. Below is what happened when […]

All the Reasons Why I Love and Hate Sedona
Arizona

All the Reasons Why I Love and Hate Sedona

Sedona. Red-Rock Country, yoga, vortexes, recreation and wellness. It’s one of the top travel destinations in Arizona. Like every other popular tourist spot, you have to take the good with the bad. Sedona and I have had a love-hate relationship since 2011. The scenery is amazing, the archaeology is cool, […]

This is Why Santa Maria sopra Minerva is so Interesting
Italy

This is Why Santa Maria sopra Minerva is so Interesting

An Introduction Hi friends, welcome back to the blog. No one questions that Rome is full of interesting and unusual places. However, this church in Rome truly stands out. It’s the Santa Maria sopra Minerva. This small church, located behind the Pantheon, is well worth a detour. It was practically […]