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Tag: nature

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Arizona

Since I visit Arizona a lot I am always looking for new things to see and do. Luckily Arizona is filled with natural wonders (and has great Mexican food!). On this trip we visited the ghost/mining town of Jerome with the family and ventured to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park- just BC and I. Tonto State Bridge Natural Park is closest to the towns of Payson and Pine, Arizona. There are two main routes from Phoenix which are approximately the same travel time (2 hours)  from my sister’s house so we took one way out and the other way back Read More

Victoria’s Butchart Gardens

Our Alaska cruise is coming to a close and we’ve officially left Alaska. This particular Oceania cruise embarks and debarks in Vancouver so I’m seeing some of the Western coast of Canada too. Victoria is a popular cruise port on Alaskan cruises as well and has been high on my travel to-do list for a while. The cruise port terminal in Victoria is very near to the main downtown port area: and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The most talked about attraction in Victoria are the Butchart Gardens, a 20 minute drive outside the city center. For over 100 years, tourists Read More