Located on the eastern edge of Tucson Arizona, Voyager RV Resort consistently gets top reviews from Woodall’s, Good Sam and others.   After staying for a week at this resort we were officially on board with being a snowbird! Sure the price was a little more than some of the other area resorts but here, you get what you pay for.  This resort was all about the amenities and activities, more so than any other resort we have ever been too!

We always have fun throwing out the phrase "we get around" but while staying in Mesa, Arizona we definitly lived up to the self proclaimed reputation. mesa area This was one of those places we drove so much we almost proclaimed ourselves offical car tourist too!  Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but we were super happy to have our 40mpg car!  Mesa is just a short drive from the Superstition Mountains, downtown Phoenix and the famous Apache Trail.  We visited all of them and everything in between.

The Painted Desert is a vast rocky badlands alongside historic Route 66 that stretches from Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest.  Funny little tidbit: The Painted Desert isn't a desert at all; it’s actually the largest intact Grassland in the Southwest. painted desert afternoon We had no idea the Painted Desert covered such a wide area and we weren't sure what to expect from this national park.  The park receives little to no recognition, or visitors, in comparison to its neighbor the Grand Canyon, and to be perfectly honest we weren't convinced it was worth freezing our butts off (it was 20 degrees) or the drive.

This Valley is smack dab in the center of Arizona and is filled with everything from ancient ruins to ghost towns and vortexes.  Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome and Sedona may all be small towns located close together on a map, however these towns couldn’t be any more different. verde river In fact, the Verde River might be the only thing they have in common.  First, let’s start with our favorite and no, it wasn’t Sedona.  I know, Gasp!

While there’s lots of hiking in and around Lake Havasu City, Needle mountain loop trail is the only one we’ve been on that has remnants of rock stars and million dollar gold mines! canyon view The Needles trail is about 30min outside of Havasu and just short of crossing the bridge to California.  However, getting to the actual trail head is a bit tricky and directions can be dicey.  It's a good thing our friend Doug has a Jeep.

It’s the first day of the New Year and while there are lots of ways to ring it in and start it off, why not try something different…cold…and of course a little adventurous. I’m sure you’re wondering just how cold it really was.  Well outside was 37 degrees, the water was 47 degrees and while it was FREAKIN FREAZIN, it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was going to be.  After a few minutes in the water, everything exposed (our face and hands) just went numb and you’re happy….for a little while.

Ever thought of diving in the middle of the desert?  How about SCUBA in a lake.....through night?  Let me be the first to tell you it makes for one helluva a night. So, what did you think?  Have you been on any night dives?  Share your stories below and if you have a link to a cool video or pictures, share that too! Night SCUBA Lake Havasu