Gold Prospecting Around Quartzsite AZ

Today, Quartzsite is best known as a haven for RV snowbirds. But, the history of this tiny town in the Arizona desert goes back to gold prospecting. In 1863, it was called Tyson Wells. Back then, it served as a desert watering hole and stagecoach stop. Ranching was the mainstay…

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend: a Photographer’s Dream

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You’ve marveled at the graceful, undulating red sandstone of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, and now you have the opportunity to visit the most photographed natural wonders in the world. Get your camera, and prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring road trip to Page, Arizona. The best times for photographing Antelope…

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RV Boondocking and Camping Around Ajo AZ

While most snowbirds RVing to Arizona immediately think of Quartzsite or Yuma, the desert around the tiny town of Ajo presents a few possibilities. Once you hit Yuma, go east on I15 to Gila Bend, then go south on Hwy 85 to Ajo. Originally founded as a mining town in…

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Free RV Camping Around Prescott AZ

Just 100 miles north of Phoenix, is the small city of Prescott AZ. It’s no wonder Prescott is one of the most popular camping areas in the state; its the perfect place to beat the summer heat in Arizona. Nestled within a cool Ponderosa Pine forest at 5,600 feet Prescott…

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Boondocking Around Flagstaff Arizona During the Summer

Once the weather turns HOT down in Quartzsite and Yuma, it’s time for the Snowbirds to migrate north. Many Snowbirds simply return to their homes in Canada, or Back East. However, many full timers drive to the forests of the Pacific Northwest for cool weather. However, you may only need…

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Visiting the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson

History of the San Xavier del Bac Mission Father Kino, a Jesuit missionary founded Mission San Xavier del Bac in 1692. It’s at the center of a centuries-old Tohono O’odham Indian settlement along the banks of the Santa Cruz River, about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson. Originally built in…

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Arizona!

The Grand Canyon State, is a unique place; the weather in southern Arizona is so warm, that one could wear shorts all year round. In fact, I do! This is because I live in the AZ desert. Climate Diversity Arizona has many, many diverse areas that have different climates and…

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