Summer Road Trip Arizona: Travel Tips for Heading North with Your Kids

{Published in the June 2018 issue of the Deer Valley Times} With the heat of summer hitting the Valley of the Sun at full force in the coming months, it’s the perfect time of year to hop in your car and head north with the family. We love to travel up to the higher elevations and tall pines of Flagstaff, …

Arizona Camping with Kids

Summer is here and there is no time like the present to start planning outdoor activities and trips with your youngsters. One new activity our family plans to tackle this year is camping. We are avid hikers and love to find fun adventures around Arizona, both indoors and outdoors. But we have yet to take our daughter camping. I believe …

Spring Break in Arizona 2018 – Enjoy Perfect Spring Break Weather in the Sonoran Desert

Many college students everywhere are preparing to head to a beach or lake on traditional Spring Break road trips, so why not take advantage of the best weather in the country while those students are out of town? The Sonoran Desert makes a perfect vacation spot during the winter and spring months – and gives you the opportunity to make …

National Parks and Monuments between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix

[Published in the October 2017 edition of the Deer Valley Times} One of the most fascinating things about Arizona is the vast number of National Parks and Monuments in our state. There are officially 22 National Park Service Units in Arizona. This translates to almost 12 million visitors and $1 Billion in economic impact for our state every year. The National …

Going to the Grand Canyon: Tips from Ladybug

Ladybug loves the Grand Canyon National Park. There is no place like it on earth. It’s one of our very favorite places to visit, all year round. Every season offers something different and allows you to get a new perspective of the majesty of the Grand Canyon and its surrounding wilderness. There is a little something for everyone there. From sightseeing and shopping …