Day Trips from Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale

Packed with red rocks and tall saguaro cacti, Arizona features one of the most dramatically beautiful landscapes in North America. We recently enjoyed a great winter break in Tempe, home of Arizona State University. It’s a hip Phoenix area base to explore the Sonoran Desert and nearby highlights like the Apache Trail, Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

If you’re planning a trip to Arizona that includes great restaurants along with outdoor activities, you can base yourself in the Phoenix area and take nearby day trips. Here are several great day trips within and close to Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Glendale.

Day Trip from Tempe, Arizona

Romantic Day Trips from Brussels

Last updated on October 14th, 2022 at 11:20 amBrussels is romantic. With an abundance of delicious chocolate, pastries, food, beer and phenomenal architecture like the Grand Place, there’s a lot for couples to love. But Brussels is also a base to explore beautiful and romantic towns in Belgium and neighboring Holland, France and Germany. Paris…

10 Great Day Trips From Amsterdam

Last updated on February 5th, 2024 at 06:15 pmThe Netherlands is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with a train system that efficiently connects medieval era villages to beachside towns. Visualize impressionist paintings as you cross scenic landscapes dotted with colorful tulips in the spring, a particularly lovely time to visit Holland. While…

day trips from Amsterdam

Gouda: A Great Day Trip from Amsterdam!

Last updated on August 2nd, 2023 at 08:39 am  We previously resided in Amsterdam for over three years and saw much of the country during that time. Holland may be flat, but its countryside is particularly picturesque, especially in spring. During tulip season, the flower fields brighten the terrain alongside numerous cattle farms, green houses…

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher by Rental Car from Dublin

Last updated on February 7th, 2024 at 04:15 pmPlanning to travel between Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher? Great idea! When good friends came to Ireland for a four-day visit with us, we decided to split the cost of a rental car. We drove from Dublin and stayed overnight in Galway, before driving along the…