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Arizona Escapade

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Bonjour mes beaux ❤

As you may know, a few weeks ago I took a trip out west to Tucson, Arizona to visit a former co-worker turned friend, and since I still owe info on my NYC trip, I figured this would be a good bone to throw.

Even their trash cans are artsy!

Even their trash cans are artsy!

Let me start off by saying that downtown Tucson is a place I would not mind spending some extended time. I loved the local, up-cycle and unique vibe it was giving off, and there seemed to be plenty to keep all sorts occupied, including decent music. Also, there are rocks *swoons*.

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The nature is pretty wild out here. I never knew 1) cacti could get so big and 2) a cactus forest was something that existed. Super cool! Peep the pictures for some amateur shots I took on our hike up Mount Lemmon. It was pretty wild to start out the trek at the bottom of the mountain with a cactus forest, then end it at the top with an evergreen forest and lots of snow on the ground.

Bottom of Mt. Lemmon

Bottom of Mt. Lemmon

Top of Mt. Lemmon

Top of Mt. Lemmon

The food here is pretty tasty, too. I had my first In-N-Out experience, so I can say I’ve experienced what everyone talks so much about. I mean, I wasn’t a fan of all the fast food chains, but there were enough local and healthier cuisine to satisfy me. It’s funny; the food is a mix of southern and west coast and considering it’s location… that makes sense.

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Being a rock addict, I had to get my hands on some outdoor rocks. It was too snowy to climb at Mt. Lemmon the day we went, so I had to settle for indoor climbing, which was still okay with me. I went to Rocks & Ropes right here in Tucson, which was incredibly convenient. I also had some time to kill before the gym opened, so I decided to try acupuncture for the first time… because why not? In the same day as the two above mentioned events, I also stumbled upon a random Jazz Festival and a Twilight Farmers Market. It was a really successful last full day in Tucson, I can say that much.  If you ever get the chance to visit Arizona, I can certainly claim that Tucson is not a disappointment!

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Fellow Travel Bugs,

I just booked a trip to Tucson, Arizona!!! I’m super excited (I’ve never been to AZ before) AND I will be going during Winter Break in January, so I’ll escape some of the brutal New England cold *hopefully*. Plus there are rocks, rocks and more rocks for me to climb. Eeeee.

If anyone has any Arizona recommendations, even if it’s outside of Tucson, please let me know! I always appreciate the advice and feedback.

I use this website called student universe where they give you discounted tickets if you’re a student or faculty member. They also send me the occasional email, and one that I received recently was cool, so I figured I would pass it along. They claimed 7 prime destinations for 2016 with reasonable travel price tags, and they are as follows:

  • Reykjavik, Iceland. Cue Northern Lights, hot springs and geothermal beaches
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Venice, Italy
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Queenstown, New Zealand

… okay, so who’s coming with me?!? But really.

 

“Prime” 2016 Destinations