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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, like life, is beautiful but imperfect. Sedona and I have had a love-hate relationship since 2011. The scenery is amazing, the archaeology is cool, but… there are things that I can’t stand about Red Rock Country. It’s time for a talk. Love: Driving Around Before planning any activities […]

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 […]

How to Conquer Fear and Explore the Magic of Coronado Cave
Arizona

How to Conquer Fear and Explore the Magic of Coronado Cave

Welcome to Coronado National Memorial. One of the only places in Arizona where you can explore a cave on your own. No permits, guides or lines.¬†Arizona never fails to amaze me, and Coronado cave exceeded my expectations. I’ll guide you as you follow in the footsteps of Coronado, and conquer […]

Exploring Forgotten History at Tubac and Tumacacori
Arizona

Exploring Forgotten History at Tubac and Tumacacori

Getting There Just fifty miles south of Tuscon in Santa Cruz county (near Nogales) is an interesting place full of Arizona history and culture. I spent the day uncovering the forgotten history of Tubac and Tumacacori. Their history is forever intertwined and part of a greater story of the American […]