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  • Two nights in Prescott, AZ–Tucson for Christmas trip

    Two nights in Prescott, AZ–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Prescott in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Prescott is known for a historic and happening downtown and outdoor adventures, and we’ve long had it–and specifically the campground we stayed at–on our giant wishlist map with notes along the lines of “looks like a really cool town” and “campground seems like…

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  • Two nights in Catalina State Park, AZ (visit #2)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    Two nights in Catalina State Park, AZ (visit #2)–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Catalina in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our first trip in 2021 here. We loooove Catalina State Park. As I said previously, if you’re in Tucson, please go to Catalina for a day, or a night, or a hike. The park is phenomenal, and we had a fantastic…

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  • 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 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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  • Trip planning: Tucson for Christmas

    Trip planning: Tucson for Christmas

    This will be our fourth time taking the Airstream to Tucson. Read about our first trip here, second here, and third here! And I finally wrote a Tucson Favorites post! Luuuucky us! We get to spend Christmas in Tucson with family! We’ll be in the Airstream in our usual campground, and the fam will be…

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  • Four nights in Tucson, AZ (visit #3)–Big Trip #4

    Four nights in Tucson, AZ (visit #3)–Big Trip #4

    We were in Tucson at the beginning of November 2022, as part of Big Trip #4. Read about our first trip in 2018 here, our second in 2021 here, and our fourth in 2023 here. And I finally wrote a Tucson Favorites post! We weren’t supposed to go to Tucson during Big Trip #4. When building…

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  • Trip planning: Big Trip #4 – Fall in the Northern Rockies, take 2

    Trip planning: Big Trip #4 – Fall in the Northern Rockies, take 2

    This post is part of our pre-trip planning for our big trip in Fall 2022. HERE IS OUR POST-TRIP RETROSPECTIVE! As we’ve been sitting in steamy Virginia waiting for the summer crowds to leave the national parks, our fall travel plans have morphed a bit. The original plan called for J to fly to California…

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  • Two nights in Bisbee, AZ–Winter Warmth trip

    Two nights in Bisbee, AZ–Winter Warmth trip

    We were in Bisbee in February 2021, as part of our Winter Warmth Trip. From Lost Dutchman up near Phoenix, we swung south again almost to Mexico for the last stop on our delightful little tour of Arizona. Bisbee is a small hamlet built into a hillside south of Tucson, full of art galleries, copper…

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