Author: Jen Brown

Blog, Travel Tips

Nineteen Years of Stupid Travel Mistakes and the Lessons I Learned From Them

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, or traveled anywhere for that matter. I’ve been busy talking about my favorite subject; history, and earning a Master’s degree in Education. School’s out for the summer, and my degree is complete. That means one thing, time to think about travel again. It’s […]

Arizona, Blog, Southwest Travel

Welcome to the Wide Open Wild West

Why Visit? There’s a very special piece of land in southern Arizona. It’s a place that people have roamed for ten-thousand years. It’s also a place where movie stars lounged at a historic ranch while filming classic westerns. Today, this area is a forty-five thousand acre Bureau of Land Management […]

Blog, New Mexico, Southwest Travel

The Complete Guide to Exploring Chaco Canyon

America’s Stonehenge. With such an enticing name, it’s hard to resist the pull. Chaco Canyon is one of the oldest places of habitation in the United States. A trip there is life-changing.Let’s take a look at what it’s like to journey to this ancient, mysterious place. A place that is […]

Arizona, Blog, Southwest Travel

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 […]

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 […]

Arizona, Blog, Southwest Travel

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, […]