December 2016

Reviewing Arizona’s Slide Rock State Park

GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: A ($10 per vehicle with 4 people, $3 each for extra passengers; cash payment requires exact change) Fun Potential: A Recommended?: Yes *Summer hours 8am-7pm (last entry is 6:30pm, open all year, check website for more info) If you’re traveling to Sedona, Arizona, be sure to take a ride down a natural waterslide at Arizona’s Slide Rock State Park. North of downtown Sedona on Highway 89A, Slide Rock State Park gets its name from an area of slick rock on the bottom of a creek, with natural grooves that…

Ten Traveler Gifts Under $35

As the holidays approach, shoppers everywhere are looking for that perfect, yet reasonably priced gift for the traveler in their lives. This year, I personally came up with a list of my favorite new travel items. I opted against the usual lists that contain the best cameras, headphones, speakers, etc. Too many of these items are personal decisions (not to mention expensive also!). These items are not only practical, but they can make travel easier and more comfortable. Here are my new favorite traveler gifts, all under $35…

How to Survive a Mountain Lion Attack

Surviving a Mountain Lion Attack Mountain lions are fast and powerful predators. They also have the largest habitat range of any animal in our hemisphere. These territorial felines can be found in swamps, forests, deserts, and mountains.  Also commonly known as cougars, pumas, and panthers, mountain lions are mostly found in the western half on the United States, although they have been found east of the Mississippi River. Mountain lions are ambush predators, solitary creatures, and tend to avoid humans. Like most animals, mothers are extremely protective of their young…