USA Travel

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona

I have taken numerous road trips along Highway 40 aka Main Street America and Old Route 66 aka the Mother Road . There are many quirky and incredible sites along this stretch of highway from concrete tee-pees and dinosaurs to the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forrest. In Winslow, Arizona there is the Meteor Crater… Continue reading Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument Canyon de Chelly National Monument was one of the most intriguing and interesting places that I had visited in the Southwest. This canyon in Northeastern Arizona is owned entirely by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation and is the only National Park Service unit to be cooperatively managed… Continue reading Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

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Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

The Grand Canyon is one of America's national treasures and is on many people's Bucket List from around the world. Arizona is the home of this magnificent canyon that was carved out by the Colorado River six million years ago, or sixteen million years ago, whichever study that you agree with. However long it took,… Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

USA Travel

Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Phoenix, Arizona- "Form follows function", a phrase I first learned on my initial visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. From that point on, I felt a connection with Wright's forward thinking of architecture. Over the past two decades, I had visited many of his designed buildings and… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Food Journals

What I ate in PHOENIX, ARIZONA – A Food Journal

I really had no intention to fly into Phoenix before the end of 2020 but I needed to use my flight credit before it expired on November 24. I learned about the expiration at the beginning of November, so I had to choose a city close by that had dine-in options during Covid. It all… Continue reading What I ate in PHOENIX, ARIZONA – A Food Journal

Global Dining

Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

Sitting down for a meal at Barrio Café in central Phoenix is one of America's most sought after Mexican food experiences. This highly acclaimed restaurant has been featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives', had countless write-ups and comes highly recommended on various social media platforms. That is how I came across Barrio Café, through research… Continue reading Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

Global Dining

A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

I may have enjoyed eating at Gertrude's more than visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. This really should not come to anyone's surprise, considering that I practically live for a pleasant dining ambiance, great service and even better food. Also, I am sure that I spent just as much time eating at Gertrude's… Continue reading A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

Global Dining

Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

I am just going to come out and say it, Richardson's New Mexico Cuisine in Phoenix had tastier dishes than the state of New Mexico! I have traveled through New Mexico over the last two decades and have stayed in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque several times. I have been down to Carlsbad Caverns, Roswell… Continue reading Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona