Although Phoenix is a huge city in the middle of the desert, it offers many hiking opportunities in its preserves. The perfect time to experience this environment is the winter.
Bats are associated with Halloween, but do you know why? The reason might be simpler than you think.
Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the US, built on the ruins of a much older civilization. Pueblo Grande Museum honors the long-gone Hohokam, builders of canals still in use today.
I have been away from HubPages for a while, but when I saw this picture, and realized that is was offered as a writing challenge, I couldn't resist. Thank you, Bill, for the inspiration.
We visited parts of Europe that we haven't seen before and we chose public bus transportation to do this.
One of our favorite places to go for a vacation are the Canadian Rockies, more specifically Banff National Park and the surrounding area.
Canmore is the gateway town to Banff National Park. However, it has a lot more to offer, from river walks to hikes in the mountains and beautiful lakes with crystal-clear water.
Named for the glaciers that line its sides, the Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the world. It runs parallel to the Continental Divide, connecting Lake Louise to Jasper.
Banff National Park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with hiking opportunities at all levels of difficulty. Here are a few family-friendly trails that we enjoyed.
Not far from the Turda Salt Mines, Turda Gorge is another great destination. Formed by erosion of limestone, the canyon is one of the most scenic places in Transylvania (Romania)
Visiting the Salt Mine in Turda, Romania, once a working salt mine, now a major tourist destination, is an unforgettable experience.
My favorite place in Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace and its surroundings are a must-see for anyone visiting the city.
Full of history, Vienna is one of the gems of Europe. With breathtaking architecture throughout the Innerestadt, and palaces of the Habsburgs, visiting it will be an unforgettable experience.
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague is a popular travel destination. Friendly and clean, with breathtaking architecture throughout the city, it offers plenty of things to do for anyone.
Located on the territory of the Navajo Nation, Canyon de Chelly is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the Southwest. It offers an opportunity to learn about the people who live there.
The desert looks and feels wonderful after rain. The air is clean, the colors seem more vivid.
With its amazing structures, unique facade, and carved figures on its most prominent building, Ek Balam is one of the most spectacular Mayan ruins on the Yucatan peninsula.
Tulum is best known and most visited Mayan ruin on the coast of Yucatan. Built on a cliff overlooking the ocean, it was the very first city the Spaniards have seen.
Muyil is one of the oldest sites on the coast, situated within the boundaries of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Still only partially excavated, the site feels magical in the lush jungle.
Xel-Ha is a relatively small Mayan site, right on the highway connecting Cancun to the rest of the Maya Riviera. Though easy to miss, it is worth stopping here to see the frescoes on the buildings.
Cobá (or Kobá) is one of the major Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. More than a tourist destination, it is a modern village, where people still speak their ancient language.
Walnuts are considered superfoods, as more and more researchers talk about their nutritional benefits. There are many ways to use them, even daily, in your diet.
As a home room mom, I have been planning classroom parties for years. Sometimes I come up with original ideas, but for the Valentine's Day party I adopted some activities from the web.
A quick and easy knit, this vest is cropped and loose fitting, with an assymetrical construction and a lace pattern running in the diagonal through it.
Sweaters for toddlers are some of the most enjoyable knitting projects. Included you will find instructions for making your own sweater without a pattern, as well as a free already written pattern.
Leg warmers are a must-have for dancers. They are great for skaters, and they are also a fashion accessory in the winter. Making your own leg warmers is very easy, if you have basic knitting skills.
When you visit Goldfield in Arizona, you might feel like you landed in an old Western movie. But how much of it is a genuine ghost town as opposed to a plain old tourist attraction?
Knitting is a great way to release stress as well as a creative outlet for those of us who enjoy it.
Traveling through the Yucatan, one of the main attractions is the great pyramid at Chichen Itza. During the equinoxes, the shadow of the serpent Kukulcan is seen descending its stairs.
Mesa Verde, Spanish for "Green Table", was established as a National Park by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, with the purpose to "preserve the works of man". It was the first one of this kind.