Travel destinations in America´s beautiful western states
Alliance Nebraska Hosts Solar Eclipse 2017
Looking for a perfect location to observe the historic total eclipse of the sun? Alliance, Nebraska is dead center on the path of the total eclipse. Find a spot at Carhenge, the sculpture that replicates Stonehenge with full size automobiles and celebrate this spectacular lunar and solar event.
Art in Taos, New Mexico
Guest author Janet Collins gives us a guideed tour of the art of Taos, New Mexico.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, located an easy 90 mile drive northeast of Las Vegas, is a 23,000 acre gem of clear springs which harbor a surprising wealth of Southwestern bird life and endemic pupfish among the barren surroundings of alkaline desert.
Back in the Day in Park City Utah
A summer place, splendor in the grass, that´s what the charming mountain community of Park City, Utah, has to offer senior travelers this latesummer and early fall.
Barn Anew B & B and Country Retreat
Western Nebraska is filled with a wealth of rich history. From the Oregon Trail to the Pony Express, Western Nebraska tells the story of Westward Ho! A great place to stay while exploring is Barn Anew, a fabulous B & B and country retreat.
Death Valley National Park
With spectacular vistas, jagged mountain peaks, sand dunes, gorgeous wildflowers, and fascinating history; Death Valley National Park is a must-see place on your list of vacation destinations.
Detours "Off the Beaten Path" Tours [offsite link]
You never knew travel could be this much fun and still be educational. This tour company is a MUST for senior travelers, young travelers, and even families who want to see Arizona and the Grand Canyon or the Four Corners Area with the best, most helpful, and exciting guides. Ask for Jeff Slade or his partner, and take a detour off the beaten path. Follow the road less taken, and make sure Detours is along for the ride.
Flagstaff Convention & Visitor Bureau [offsite link]
Explore the glorious mountain treasure of this grand Route 66 town.
Grand Canyon National Park [offsite link]
Official site from the National Park Service. Provides park maps, information on activities, NPS services, and a Grand Canyon trip planner.
Grand Canyon Railway [offsite link]
Book reservations online for one of five classes of service on a vintage train to the Grand Canyon
Grebel - A Western Nebraska Pastry Favorite
Western Nebraska is filled with a wealth of rich history. A half-million pioneers followed the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails west. Some were of German Russian descent. A favorite recipe, a lightly fried and sugared, donut-like pastry called Grebel is a recipe they brought to the new world.
National Treasure The Grand Canyon
Senior travelers will still feel a child-like sense of awe when beholding the majesty of this natural wonder of the world, our national treasure, the Grand Canyon. Guest author Janis Turk gives us a tour of the Grand Canyon.
Northern California's Lava Beds National Monument
For an interesting adventure off the beaten path and away from crowds, a one-hour drive south of Klamath Falls, Oregon and 29 miles north of the small farming community of Tulelake, California will bring you to Lava Beds National Monument.
Page Convention & Visitor Bureau [offsite link]
Near the amazing Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, visit the beautiful town of Page and the nearby Antelope Canyon and X Canyon, or put in your rafts for a float trip into the Grand Canyon at nearby Lee´s Ferry. With great hotels, resorts, food, and the best golf course, go to Page. While you´re there, get a houseboat and discover the beauty of Lake Powell.
Texas Gourmet Chocolate Getaways
Looking for something besides that usual drugstore box of chocolates for your valentine? Why not hit the road and visit one of these fine Texas chocolatiers and let your sweetheart pick out their own box of chocolates.
The Museum Club [offsite link]
Charming historic roadhouse and old Route 66 stop in Flagstaff. This place is worth driving out of the way to find, and it´s haunted too!
Williams Convention & Visitor Bureau [offsite link]
Get your kicks on Route 66 in the delightful town of Williams. Take the Grand Canyon Railroad in or out of town, stay at the great B&Bs there, or find an old fashioned soda shoppe. Williams has it all!
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