Monday, March 31, 2014

Some Awesome Phoenix Activities!!

On your trip to the "urban heart" and capital of the Grand Canyon State, remember that the Phoenix activities offered to you don't stop at just tours of the city (of course, they exist, too). Bordered by the Sonoran Desert and only 225 miles south of the Grand Canyon, there are enough Phoenix tours with variation and outdoor fun to add spark to your vacation and memories that last a lifetime.

The desert is perfect to explore, with its unique flora, peculiar wildlife and picturesque scenes. But, the dry air supplies a perfect option for some nighttime Phoenix activities, namely a Star Gazing Tour from Phoenix. From the open desert, you enjoy astonishing images through a strong telescope of galaxies, stars and planets that are light years away. The only demand is that you get far enough outside the city lights of Phoenix and then just kick back and watch the stellar show above you.

For three and a half hours, you can not only see the largest planet of our solar system, Jupiter, but you'll have the capacity to identify several of its moons. Speaking of moons, swing the telescope toward Saturn and you'll witness its impressive rings and several of Saturn's 62 moons. There's galaxies, comets, moon craters and novas to seek in the night sky. It's an intergalactic adventure from the many Phoenix activities that you're sure to enjoy.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Involve These Recommendations While Planning a Trip to Yellowstone!

When you're preparing a journey to Yellowstone National Park, you might also take in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. The rationale for this is two-fold. If you're flying, the closest airport to Yellowstone is the Jackson Hole Airport. Plus, sights of the Teton Mountains are out of this world. So, you get first-rate accommodations in a Jackson Hole lodge and get to observe the first national park established in the U.S. at Yellowstone.

Even though you wake up very early, don't forget to include the Sunrise in Grand Teton National Park when you're planning a trip to Yellowstone. This four-hour tour is guided by an expert biologist who fills you in on the flora and animals in the Tetons. Black bear, grizzlies, moose, bison, elk and mule deer are just some of 
the inhabitants. Other prospects consist of pronghorn, bighorn sheep, coyote, gray wolf, red fox, mountain lion, Canada lynx and bobcat. Birds include the Greater Sage Grouse, Barrow's Goldeneye duck, Great Gray Owl, American Dipper, Clark's Nutcracker, Western Tanager, osprey and Bald Eagle, just to name a few. Transportation on this morning quest is a vehicle with a retracting roof and sliding windows. Binoculars and a spotting scope are circulated for distance views of animals, plants and mountain sides.

Of course, there’s an on-time geothermal geyser that you must include when planning a trip to Yellowstone, which makes the Old Faithful Yellowstone National Park Adventure a perfect selection. An early 6 a.m. start is needed in order to drive through the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park to Old Faithful. This cone geyser shoots steam and water as much as 185 feet into the air every 91 minutes. 

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Outstanding Las Vegas Hoover Dam Tours

Come see the Hoover Dam while visiting Las Vegas!!

You could be among the million tourists who goes to Hoover Dam annually by taking one of the following Las Vegas Hoover Dam tours. Originally it was called Boulder Canyon Dam or Boulder Dam, but a 1947 bill went through the U.S. Congress to modify the name to Hoover Dam. Built between 1931 and 1936, this $49 million ($811 million in today's money) cement gravity-arch type dam was finished two years ahead of schedule. Hoover Dam is 726.4 feet (221.4 meters) high and 1,244 feet (379 meters) long.

Include Adventure to Hoover Dam Visits with These Las Vegas Tours

Take to the sky and view the dam built during the Great Depression, approximately the same time your airplane was developed, with the Hoover Dam in Biplane Adventure. You'll sit in the front seat of an open-cockpit Waco YMF-5C Classic biplane. There's a 10 minute safety rundown about points you should know when you ride in this airplane that was designed in 1938. Don't worry. This plane wasn't built 75 years ago. The biplane's design stems from the '30s, but this actual airplane was built in 2001. Once your pilot powers off the Henderson Executive Airport, you fly over Boulder City, originally built to house workers who built Hoover Dam. A peak of 5,251 employees was working on the dam in 1934. Your biplane flies over one of the seven wonders of the industrial world, named Hoover Dam. From there, you'll pass over Lake Mead, named for Elwood Mead, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 to 1936, during the planning, design and construction of what was named the Boulder Canyon Project. The conclusion of your 45-minute biplane flight takes you over the Vegas Strip. Remembering this journey is easy, because it's recorded in high definition video that makes for a wonderful souvenir. Add an additional $99 to your tour and your pilot adds a session of aerobatics, such as loops, barrel rolls and aileron rolls, to your jaunt.

A number of Vegas to Hoover Dam tours make use of helicopters as the mode of transportation. Since the dam is only 30 miles from Henderson Executive Airport and 32 miles from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, it only takes a matter of minutes to reach your destination in a chopper. That means you can also see other stunning landmarks via helicopter. Top-of-the-line helicopters are used when you enjoy the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Hoover Dam Helicopter Tour. You'll fly right over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Yearly electricity produced from the turbines at Hoover Dam amounts to 4.2 billion kilowatt hours. From there you zip to the Grand Canyon, spending a whole 30 minutes taking in this gigantic geological formation. Three hours after lift-off, you get an aerial run over the Vegas Strip, before you touch-down on the chopper's landing pad.

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