Category Archives: Snowbird

RV To The Sun: Arizona Grand Tour Continues

Arizona is destination like no other. Arizona has everything: Lakes and mountains, forests and rivers. Mostly, though, Arizona has desert. Acres and acres of desert. Dee-lightful. From towering red rock spires to urban excitement, to the Grand Canyon’s stunning vistas … Continue reading

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Festivals, Organizing Photos, Using Social Media & Planning the Trip Home

The days are filled with numerous events, activities, and happenings in Snowbird Land. There are important questions to consider in planning one’s day. When does the exercise class start? Water volleyball? Line dancing? What time is tee time? When does … Continue reading

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Arizona Getaways: Top 10 & More

In an earlier post, I posed the question, What is your favorite Arizona destination? Since I found it impossible to choose just one favorite Arizona destination, I decided to create a top 10 list instead. At times, a Top 10 … Continue reading

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Arizona Adventure: 5 More Favorite Destinations

In an earlier post, I posed the question, What is your favorite Arizona destination? Since I found it impossible to choose just one favorite Arizona destination, I decided to create a top 10 list instead. Sabino Canyon Located along Sabino … Continue reading

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White Tank Mountain Regional Park: West Valley Icon

The White Tank Mountains rise west of Phoenix, forming the western boundary of the Valley of the Sun. From Chandler to Buckeye, neat rows of beige roofs and asphalt streets turn to cracked desert dirt, a checkerboard of farm plots … Continue reading

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Plants of the World’s Deserts

Spring wildflowers, autumn colors, year-round birding, two miles of scenic walking trails, a picnic area shaded by Argentine mesquite trees are all available at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. At 323 acres, this park is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, founded … Continue reading

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21 Tips for the Snowbird Asking, “Now What?”

Freedom is a wonderful thing. The kind of freedom offered by the snowbird lifestyle is the ultimate. What a life! Home is where you park it. You’ve settled into your destination resort, your new home for the winter months. You’ve … Continue reading

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

Nestled in the scenic hills of Desert Hot Springs, a Hopi-inspired pueblo sits against a hillside. Not just any pueblo, but one built with natural materials collected throughout the desert. When homesteader Yerxa Cabot settled in Desert Hot Springs, he … Continue reading

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Birding in South Texas

Not fitting the stereotype of the avid birdwatcher who travels to the most exotic corners of the globe, many RVers simply want to be where the birds are. Not wearing the latest outdoor gear, carrying the biggest scopes, peering through … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras in Mobile, Past & Present

Before New Orleans, there was Mobile—the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. Mobile, founded by Roman Catholics from France in 1702, was home to the first mystic society, or krewe, which held America’s first Mardi Gras celebration in 1704—14 years … Continue reading

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