To be honest, I didn’t know that Arizona was SO crazy-beautiful. I knew there were areas out West that were rather breathtaking and amazing, but Arizona takes the cake – or rather, Arizona created the recipe, baked the cake, and scarfed it all down, and again! With treasures like Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon, and Monument Valley, among many others across the state (and across the state lines of Utah and Colorado), you really can’t pick a more beautiful place to experience the great American desert.
Although Las Vegas is famous for its ‘Sin City’ dark side, with casino gambling, legal prostitution, and a history of crime syndication, I find Las Vegas most intriguing for its wealth of theater shows – where many of best shows are permanent installments, which can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Las Vegas has an (almost) endless amount of shows to choose from, and throughout my research I’ve found that BestofVegas.com has some of the best deals, because some of the theater shows (especially the higher end, more famous performances) can be quite pricey.
I’m a nature lover. I would trade away years in any given city around the world so that I could spend my final days in the wilderness. I’m in love with the feeling of being in touch with the Earth, nothing beats breathing in fresh woodland air and a mesmerizing natural landscape – but perhaps, that’s simply the inner-photographer in me, lusting for gorgeous scenes to shoot. California’s Sierra Nevada region has made this list because of its expansive and seemingly endless terrain – it oozes nature, and raw, untouched beauty! If you’re not quite familiar with this region of Cali, you will likely recognize these National Park titles: Yosemite, Sequoia, and King’s Canyon. Basically, the Sierra Nevada region stretches along the eastern half of the state – and I CAN NOT WAIT!
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