USA's top 10 natural wonders
The third biggest country on earth, the USA packs spectacular biodiversity within its borders...
Places in Arizona
The Southwest's most populous city isn't great with first impressions, but give this desert metropolis a chance. Just when you've dismissed the place as a faux-dobe wasteland of cookie-cutter subdivisions, bland shopping malls and water-gobbling golf courses, you're pulled short by a golden sunset setting the urban peaks aglow.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon embodies the scale and splendor of the iconic American West, captured in its dramatic vistas, dusty inner canyon trails, and stories of exploration, preservation and exploitation. Why I Love the Grand Canyon by Jennifer Rasin Denniston, author I came to Grand Canyon for the first time with my toddler and newborn in tow.
Sedona's a stunner, but it's intensely spiritual as well – some even say sacred. Nestled amid striking red sandstone formations at the south end of the 16-mile gorge that is Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona attracts spiritual seekers, artists and healers, as well as day-trippers from Phoenix trying to escape the oppressive heat.
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Grand experiences: top outdoor activities around the Grand Canyon
Many make the journey to Arizona solely for its whopping 277-mile-long chasm, the Grand Canyon, and we don’t blame them...
Lonely Planet’s best spring break destinations
Finally, spring. And after months of blizzards, snow days and record-breaking bad weather, it’s about time. But where to go? Shake off those memories of winter and last bits of snow with one of our spring getaways...
Flagstaff: Northern Arizona's capital of cool
On New Year’s Eve, a giant pine cone drops three stories in front of the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff...
The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time
Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West...