Woot, woot, in the butte (Thumb Butte, Arizona).

Jetting high into the sky, Thumb Butte sits proudly as a distinctive landmark of Prescott, Arizona. Nestled in the Prescott National Forest, Thumb Butte is so prominent that it’s difficult to miss, even many miles out. Hiking Thumb Butte is popular, although when we went, we only came across about 8 people along the entire …

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Another Cross-Country (Almost) Road Trip: Same road, different path.

Although I’ve made this drive before not once, but twice, the experiences and sights were still brand new and different. It really makes me stop and think about the things I likely missed in my previous trips, literally anywhere, and what I’d discover by going back. Also, I suspect that going through these states at …

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Montezuma Castle National Monument: “It’s not a castle and Montezuma never lived there.”

"It’s not a castle and Montezuma never lived there,” declared the hilariously blunt opening line on the back of the magnet I bought at the gift shop. In fact, the “castle” was abandoned almost an entire century (some say 40 years) before the famous Aztec emperor was even born. It got its name when early …

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Dinny & Mr. Rex: The World’s Biggest Dinos (Allegedly).

Mr. Rex. The overlords of the Dinos routinely paint them to match the season. For example, right now Mr. Rex is painted to look like the Easter bunny. On the edge of the Colorado Desert, mere feet away from I-40, sit two mammoth plastic dinosaurs named Dinny and Mr. Rex. They are a famous roadside …

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Invergordon, Scotland: The Town of Murals.

One of the most charming towns I’ve visited, Invergordon gives off the vibe that not many unpleasant things happen here. Located off the Port of Invergordon, it’s a quaint, cheerful, colorful little Scottish town with a population of approximately 4,000. However, while small, it’s known world-wide for its vibrant and colorful public murals sprinkled about …

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