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Gear Guide: Top 10 Products for Sedona Hikers

Gear Guide: Top 10 Products for Sedona Hikers  Please note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  One of the glorious things about a Sedona vacation is that you don’t have to be among what Senator Bernie Sanders would call the top 1% of 1% to enjoy your trip. All you really need to get the most out

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Top 5 Things to Do on Your Sedona Vacation

Top 5 Things to Do on Your Sedona Vacation There’s never been a better time to plan your Sedona getaway. While travel restrictions remain in many areas, you don’t need a passport stamp to visit if you live in the United States.    However, it can seem unusual to head to a tiny town of just over 10,000 souls on

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There’s Nothing More Magical Than Sedona In the Snow January 2021

There’s Nothing More Magical Than Snow in Sedona Ray Bradbury once wrote a short story entitled, “All Summer in a Day.” In it, a girl lives on Venus. It rains every day there, but one day, a freak weather pattern offers a chance to see the sun, an opportunity that arrives only every several years. Then, it’s back to drab

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How the Town of Sedona Came to Be

How the Town of Sedona Came to Be Until you catch your first glimpse of the famous red rocks as you drive into town on Highway 89A or 179, you might start singing Eagles tunes about dark desert highways. To the uninitiated, it looks like you’re in the middle of nowhere with nary a convenience store or gas station for

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Sedona and Big Park/Village of Oak Creek — Two International Dark Sky Communities

Sedona and Big Park/Village of Oak Creek — 2 of the Original International Dark Sky Communities There’s something to be said for having OG creds, and when it comes to preserving pristine views of the night skies, Sedona and the nearby Big Park/Village of Oak Creek (VOC) lead the way. The city was the sixth in the world to earn

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#OnlyInSedona Critters: Don’t Tread on That Rattler

#OnlyInSedona Critters: Don’t Tread on That Rattler If you hear what sounds like a million angry locusts near you on an early morning hike, scan the area and get out of range, stat. You may have made the acquaintance of a rattlesnake, one of the more deadly #OnlyInSedona critters.  While you might feel understandably frightened, most rattlers will leave you

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#OnlyInSedona Critters: All About the Wily Coyote

#OnlyInSedona Critters: What to Know About the Wily Coyote If you fall asleep with your windows open on a crisp, fall Sedona night, you might awaken to sounds straight out of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Have no fear — it’s only one of this region’s most populous critters, the wily coyote.    While you won’t see Acme boxes scattered throughout the

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#OnlyInSedona Critters: All About Javelina

#OnlyInSedona Critters: All About Javelina Photo by Dulcey Lima on Unsplash If you’re out on an early June hike as the sun begins to kiss the rocks red, you might notice a family of what you’ll think are wild pigs crossing your trail. If your mouth starts watering at the prospect of bacon, cool your jets there, pardner.  What you’ll

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#OnlyInSedona Critters — What to Know About Tarantulas

#OnlyInSedona Critters — What to Know About Tarantulas What’s soft, cuddly, fuzzy and has eight legs? It’s one of Sedona’s most iconic arachnids — the tarantula.  The most common variety you’ll find around these parts is the Arizona tarantula, also known as the “western tarantula” or “Arizona blonde tarantula.” While they might look frightening, you have nothing to fear. They’re

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10 Reasons to Visit Sedona Now

10 Reasons to Visit Sedona Now Are you feeling trapped like a firefly in a bottle due to travel restrictions? What if I let you in on a little secret — the best place to vacation is right here in the U.S. Why should you head west, young man, woman, or non-binary individual? Here are ten reasons to visit Sedona

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