If you blink, you’ll miss it. If you stop, you won’t forget it.
The high desert of Arizona is one of the most deceptive and surprising areas in the world. Hidden in the seemingly endless planes of scrub grass and junipers is a network of ancient canyons, flourishing riparian zones, and cultural sites that attract photographers, hikers, and historians alike.
Some of the most spectacular hideaways of this secretive area are the lost towns of Canyon Diablo and Two Guns located on Interstate 40 between Winslow and Flagstaff at the abandoned Exit 230. Canyon Diablo While not as well-known as Tombstone, Arizona, or Dodge City, Kansas, the city of Canyon Diablo was no less terrible. Its sordid ascension can be likened to a dust-devil: fast, destructive, and short-lived. In fact, during its two-year hayday, Canyon Diablo accounted for more violent deaths than tombstone, Dodge City, or Abilene, Kansas, combined. In the dusty air, you can nearly still smell the gunpowder. The ruins themselves sit just east of the steep walls of Canyon Diablo for which the town was named and the 1946 railway bridge that spans it. With the tallest mountains in the state forming a formidable background, the location is ideal for rustic photoshoots, exploration, and satisfying your history-buff side. Watch for sharp debris and barbed wire. Decent into the Canyon Diablo gorge is possible from the western wall for skilled Class 3-4 climbers. There is no trail.
Experience the unsung king of the Hawaiian island chain.
Kauai, most appropriately nicknamed the Garden Isle, is the Hawaiian vacation destination treasured for its lush tropical greenery and sparkling sand beaches. The tropical paradise of Kauai basks amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu. Formed some six million years ago, the island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and northernmost of the eight major islands of the Hawaiian chain.
When we think citrus, oranges are likely the first fruit to come to mind. But don't forget about lemons, limes, and grapefruit. Here are five reasons you should be eating more citrus right now!1. Vitamin C Can Put A Hold On That Cold Vitamin C from citrus (or any source for that matter) will not prevent a cold, but as much as 500 mg per day has been shown to cut the duration of a cold down by as much as half. 2. Antioxidants Promote Heart Health Lemons and limes, in particular, contain unique compounds that are believed to keep the heart in tip top shape when consumed raw. That means, juicing or using the zest to finish dishes like soups and salads.