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Traveling this season? Whether your dream of the perfect vacation involves sandy beaches, long country drives, cobblestoned streets or endless vineyards, it probably doesn't include nausea.
If you’re tired of taking the same old kinds of vacations, consider looking into more meaningful travel alternatives. Whatever your interests are, there are great ways to infuse your vacation with purpose.
For those looking to get out of the Southern Arizona heat, there is a place in Camp Verde near Sedona, which provides an escape from Arizona altogether.
Just nine miles south of downtown Tucson, the San Xavier del Bac Mission, originally founded in 1692, allows visitors to experience authentic 18th century art and Spanish Colonial architecture. With a fascinating past deeply intertwined with Mexican and American history, the Mission continues in its original purpose as a church, now with a school and convent attached. There is also a free museum open 8:30am-4:30pm daily at the site to further illustrate and explain the church’s rich story.
There’s an underground treasure in Cochise County known as Kartchner Caverns State Park, east of Tucson near Benson.
For those adrenaline junkies at least 18 years of age, Skydive AZ, located in Eloy, presents the most thrilling way to see the Sonoran Desert at 13,000 feet. With the largest drop zone in the world, first-time skydivers will freefall for one minute before parachuting down with an instructor. As the coaching and training ground for many World and National Champions, Skydive AZ suggests making reservations ahead of time by calling (877) 313-JUMP. Prices vary from weekends ($199) and weekdays ($189), or depending on student/military status ($179 with ID). Discount rates are available for groups.
The Phoenix Art Museum