It was an early start for us, the day that we got up to go ride a balloon in Phoenix, thanks to Rainbow Ryders. When we left our hostel, it was still dark and for once, the temperature outside was actually pleasant! We took our car and got onto the … more »
CamelBackpackers in Phoenix: not your typical hostel!
Before you cross the door at CamelBackpackers, forget about any pre-conceived idea of “hostel” that you might have. Leaving that concept outside, you’ll come into CamelBackpackers Hostel, to realize this place is way cooler than most hostels out there! What makes CamelBackpackers special? The fact that, more than a business, … more »
Ouch! Tread carefully!
In arid Arizona, cacti abound! In fact, there are nurseries around Phoenix selling potted plants such as this one. Well, the range starts from cactus smaller than this one and you can get cactus that is 10 feet tall as well! It’s pretty standard home landscaping fare in the American … more »
Roadrunner.. The Coyote’s After You!
Driving in the USA is quite an experience. The scenery changes rapidly and quite drastically sometimes. As you drive from Flagstaff in the mountains near the Grand Canyon towards Phoenix, lush pine forests will give way to canyons greened by rivers which will eventually bring you to red rocky mountains … more »
Arizona: harsh climate, tough mountains, indisputably beautiful!
Two weeks ago, my roommate, Mary, her dog, Finnegan, and I packed ourselves into her car. Mary and I occupied the front seats. Finn occupied the backseat and the cargo space, along with our backpacks and the numerous add-ons one has to carry when traveling with a dog. The three … more »