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Sedona, Arizona, may be the most beautiful place in America

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Arizona, Featured

It sounds cliché, but it’s hard to aptly capture in words the true essence of Sedona. At sunrise and sunset, the famous red rocks that encircle the city glow in brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. It’s no wonder USA Today once named Sedona the most beautiful place in the country or why more than four million tourists visit here every year. Others simply say the vibe of Sedona is out of this world.

Hoover Dam is a one-of-a-kind experience

Posted: March 30, 2013 in Arizona, Las Vegas

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The road down to the bottom of Black Canyon can be a bit disconcerting at times. Winding and bumpy, for a moment it almost seems as though you are driving off the edge of the Earth. The dirt roadway was built roughly 80 years ago for workers who were then constructing […]

American and U.S. Airways could soon merge

Posted: January 7, 2013 in Arizona, News

American Airlines and U.S. Airways could soon merge, and they already have buy-in from a pair of major unions representing pilots. The two airlines have “completed discussions” with two major employee unions: the Allied Pilots Association and US Airline Pilots Association, the two airlines said in a statement. These discussions are “intended to develop a […]

National parks to be open for free this weekend

Posted: November 5, 2012 in Arizona, California, Civil War Trail, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, News, North Carolina, Ohio, Seeing America, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

ATLANTA — For anyone looking to take in a national park, this weekend will be one of the best of the year for visiting as the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at locations nationwide. The feds will forgo fees Saturday, Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day weekend. This includes fees at […]

Flagstaff statue pays homage to the men who built the railroads

Posted: September 26, 2012 in Arizona, Railfanning

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The city of Flagstaff owes much to the railroad. On Aug. 1, 1892, the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad began serving Flagstaff. The railroad, by then part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, was chartered in 1866 by President Andrew Johnson and tasked with building a road from Missouri to California. The […]

How do you describe the Grand Canyon?

Posted: August 26, 2012 in Arizona, Featured

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — There really aren’t any words to aptly describe that first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. Massive? Mind-boggling? Grand? All true, yet they just don’t do justice to that first experience of seeing the Grand Canyon. Words simply fail to describe the grandeur and the beauty of this one-of-a-kind natural landmark. Carved […]

Arizona Capitol memorials honor state’s, nation’s heroes and history

Posted: August 20, 2012 in Arizona, Photo Galleries

Per Wikipedia: The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is an urban park and gathering place, located in front of the Arizona state capitol complex in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It serves as a home to a number of memorials honoring prominent figures in Arizona history as well as memorializing significant wars and other events that have had […]

Views from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

Posted: August 13, 2012 in Arizona, Photo Galleries

Views from the ‘Town Too Tough to Die’

Posted: August 12, 2012 in Arizona, Photo Galleries

For more, visit: Breaking down the ‘Town Too Tough to Die’ Five experiences when in Tombstone ‘Every tombstone needs an epitaph’ Not the average Wednesday afternoon

Frontier Airlines to begin offering passenger service at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Arizona, News

Frontier Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Denver International Airport, making it the third airline to offer regular service from Phoenix’s second airport. The service will commence Nov. 15. Frontier will be the first airline to offer daily daytime service to a major metropolitan airport and international hub. “Frontier’s announcement […]