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  • Beat the Summer Heat with These Fun Activities!
    June 17, 2024 Douglas Dunn

    Beat the Summer Heat with These Fun Activities!

    Embrace the Heat: Top Summer Activities in Arizona Summer in Arizona is synonymous with soaring temperatures and stunning landscapes. While the heat can be intense, the Grand Canyon State offers an array of exciting activities that make the most of...

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  • How to make Prickly Pear Jelly! So Yum!
    May 30, 2023 Douglas Dunn

    How to make Prickly Pear Jelly! So Yum!

    Prickly Pear Jelly: A Sweet Treat with a Southwestern Twist Prickly pear jelly is a delicious and unique jelly that is made from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. The fruit is a deep purple color and has a...

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  • Saguaro Cactus: The King of the Sonoran Desert
    May 30, 2023 Douglas Dunn

    Saguaro Cactus: The King of the Sonoran Desert

    The saguaro cactus is a majestic and iconic plant that is native to the Sonoran Desert. These towering cacti can grow to be over 50 feet tall and live for over 200 years. Saguaros are symbols of the desert and...

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  • How Amazing is the Joshua Tree? Find out!
    February 23, 2022 Douglas Dunn

    How Amazing is the Joshua Tree? Find out!

    Joshua Tree National Park. yongyuan/iStock via Getty Images Joshua Tree National Park has always had a glamorous cachet—it is, after all, just two hours away from Los Angeles, so it's no surprise the park has a fascinating history filled with...

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  • 10 Beautiful Places In Arizona - Desert Gatherings
    March 14, 2019 Doug Dunn

    10 Beautiful Places In Arizona

    The Grand Canyon draws over 4 million visitors per year to Arizona, but they’d all be remiss to ignore the rest of the state’s beauty, from surreal slot canyons to vast stretches of desert and sandstone towers. 1. Antelope Canyon...

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  • 8 Health Benefits of Prickly Pear - Desert Gatherings
    March 14, 2019 Douglas Dunn

    8 Health Benefits of Prickly Pear

    The health benefits of prickly pear include its ability to lower cholesterol levels, improve the digestive process, decrease the risk of diabetes, boost the immune system, and stimulate bone growth. It also helps strengthen blood vessels, prevent certain cancers, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, aid...

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