Serenading The Sonoran Desert: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The remote Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a gem tucked away in southern Arizona’s vast Sonoran Desert. Thanks to its unique crossroads locale, the monument is home to a wide range of specialized plants and animals, including its namesake. This stretch of desert marks the northern range of the organ pipe cactus, a rare […]

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National Parks That Excel In Fall & Winter

A big part of the fascination of National Parks comes from their incredible diversity. Because they were intended to preserve the best of America’s natural, cultural, and historical assets, the parks can’t help being loaded with superlatives: biggest, deepest, hottest, wettest … and much more. For example, we all know that Death Valley National Park […]

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The Winds of Organ Pipe: Diverse Sample of the Sonoran Desert

Located 35 miles south of Ajo on Highway 85, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument preserves a diverse and relatively undisturbed sample of the Sonoran Desert. Mountains surround the park on all sides, some near, some distant, with colors changing from one hour to the next. Ninety-five percent of the monument is designated as wilderness area, […]

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A Small Town With A Big Back Yard

“A Small Town With A Big Back Yard”, the tiny Arizona burg of Ajo (ahh-ho) is situated deep in the Sonoran Desert, 42 miles south of Gila Bend and 37 miles north of the Mexican border. A discovery worthy of Lewis and Clark, Ajo just might be the “best kept secret in Arizona.” This is the place where the  “Summer spends the […]

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Exploring The Parks: Saguaro National Park In Spring

As the snow continues to pile up in the northern U.S. and Canada, thoughts not surprisingly turn to warm weather settings. Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is a great place to explore in early spring. The saguaros are the highlight of this national park, of course. The scenery is spectacular and captures the beauty that […]

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4 Must-See Arizona National Parks

Life abounds in the Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe National Monunent, southern Arizona. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Few places in America offer such startling variety as Arizona. Deep canyons give way to rugged snow-capped mountains. Lush forests melt away into arid deserts. Native American reservations dot a state with burgeoning cities like Phoenix and Tucson. Oh, and did I mention the natural wonders scattered throughout the state. One of the best ways […]

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4 Stunning Natural Features That Define Arizona

Saguaro National Park, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Few places in America offer such startling variety of natural features as Arizona. Deep canyons give way to rugged snow-capped mountains. The world’s largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa pines melt away into the arid Sonoran Desert. Grand Canyon Let’s head right to the state’s crown jewel, the Grand Canyon—an iconic attraction that’s on every RVer’s […]

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Chase Away the Winter Blues With These Warm-Weather National Parks

Many northern national parks stay open throughout the winter months, but if skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing are not for you, consider sun-drenched southern destinations for the RV travel plans you’ve been dying to make. While every national park has its own charm, here are our picks for four National Parks and Monuments that absolutely […]

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