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Category: Destinations

  • Seven nights in Tucson, AZ (visit #4)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    Seven nights in Tucson, AZ (visit #4)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Tucson in December 2023/January 2024 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our first trip in 2018 here, our second in 2021 here, our third in 2022 here, and our Tucson Favorites here! This post combines a stay of five nights with a separate two-night stopover: we drove two hours south from White Tank Mountain…

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  • One night in Waddell, AZ–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Waddell, AZ–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Waddell in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. If you’re here for info on Waddell, a small town 20 miles northwest of Phoenix, sorry but I don’t know anything about it. I can, however, tell you about Waddell’s wonderful White Tank Mountain Regional Park. White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a…

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  • One night in Las Vegas, NV–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Las Vegas, NV–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Las Vegas in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Where to spend a night between Death Valley and our next stop northwest of Phoenix? Well one option that we never expected to Airstream to is Las Vegas! It’s an easy drive from Death Valley, just a couple hours, and we were…

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  • Death Valley National Park

    Death Valley National Park

    We visited Death Valley in December 2023, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Death Valley is HUGE: it’s the largest US national park outside of Alaska, larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. It’s also the hottest, driest, and lowest national park, and the hottest place Earth, once hitting 134°F! (Beware of the heat if…

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  • One night in Boulder City, NV–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Boulder City, NV–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Boulder City in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Boulder City might have been the biggest pleasant surprise of our Tucson for Christmas trip! We went there specifically to see the Hoover Dam and were delighted to find such a cute town. Also delightful: our campsite, with a spectacular view of…

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  • One night in Flagstaff, AZ (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Flagstaff, AZ (visit #3)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Flagstaff in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our second visit in 2018 here, and our first in 2016 here. Flagstaff is one of our favorite stops. It’s a perfect size, with a convenient campground, a walkable downtown, lots of breweries, and hiking nearby. Plus, it sits on the dreaded-but-necessary I-40…

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  • One night in Albuquerque, NM–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Albuquerque, NM–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Albuquerque in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Continuing our speed trek west, in the morning we were back on I-40 for 4.5 hours of not-fun driving between Amarillo and Albuquerque. We’ve skipped Albuquerque on previous trips west due to its size, and our assumption that it’s too hard to get…

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  • One night in Amarillo, TX–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Amarillo, TX–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Amarillo in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. From Tulsa, we were back on the interstate for five hours, pushing west west west to Amarillo. We’d hoped to spend the night and do some hiking in gorgeous Palo Duro Canyon State Park just outside Amarillo, but with the forecast…

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  • One night in Tulsa, OK (visit #2) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Tulsa, OK (visit #2) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We visited Tulsa in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visit in 2022 here. From Memphis, it was a long interstate day. 5 hours 30 minutes–UGH. Tulsa is a bit of a diversion from the I-40 trek out west, but we think it’s worth it! Campground Last…

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  • One night in Memphis, TN (visit #4) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Memphis, TN (visit #4) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We visited Memphis in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our first visit in 2017 here, our second in 2020 here, and our third in 2022 here. From Bowling Green, it’s a four-hour interstate drive to Memphis… or should I say West Memphis, AR, where our campground is located, and…

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