Alan on October 31st, 2011

Eating is part of everyone’s vacation, but if you are not careful, the eating part of your vacation can easily inflate your vacation budget. Our vacation food plan included preparing our own breakfast and snacks and then eating out one time daily. The goal for going to restaurants was to keep the total bill under [...]

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Alan on October 26th, 2011

I have not had a hamburger or any red meat in 6 years, so when I read about Diablo Burger in Flagstaff Arizona in our Arizona Frommer’s Travel Guide, I thought it sounded good, but I still didn’t want to break the no red meat rule. But then we read about how Diablo’s burgers are [...]

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Alan on October 26th, 2011

How does gourmet sandwiches, salads, pasta and more at fast food bistro prices sound to you? I almost missed this amazing restaurant because my preference while in Flagstaff, Arizona was to eat at “locally owned” restaurants. For those familiar with Panera Bread Company, I assumed Wildflower was just another upscale kind of fast food bistro [...]

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Alan on October 25th, 2011

What do you get when you take a 150 foot ball of iron-nickel alloy and hurl it at the dry Arizona desert at 26,000 mile per hour? You get the best preserved meteor impact site on Earth known as Meteor Crater Arizona. While there are a few more proven meteor impact sites on Earth, none [...]

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Alan on October 25th, 2011

If you generally think of deserts as lifeless, hot and not worth spending much time in, then you have yet to experience the Painted Desert. The Painted Desert is part of the larger Petrified Forest National Park and has its own entrance on the north side of the National Park area located right on Interstate [...]

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