Beyond the Strip: top five day trips from Las Vegas

Heading to Sin City? From one of the world’s largest dams to flaming canyons and valleys, discover more of Nevada with these alternatives to the Strip’s bustling casinos.

Grand Canyon: Tackling the rim-to-rim hike

Rack up the miles on a Rim-to-Rim hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon that includes an overnight stay in the gorge with stargazing, plus cooling waterfalls — a welcome surprise in one of the hottest, driest places on Earth.

Love Honey? Make a Beeline to These Cities

Get a taste of the hive on holiday.

Bookshelf: Arizona Trips by David Hurn

A new book charts British photographer David Hurn's 20-year love affair with the US state of Arizona, from its desert to its residents

'Skunk Pigs' May Mourn Their Dead, Footage Shows

New footage shows a kind of hoofed mammal performing a remarkable behaviour for the first time. Collared peccaries, or 'skunk pigs', live in a wide variety of habitats in the Americas, with Arizona at the northern end of their range. For a school project, 8-year-old Dante de Kort of Prescott, Arizona set up a camera trap near his home. In the videos, peccaries repeatedly visit the carcass of another peccary. They touch and sniff. Some even sleep next to the body, and defend it from coyotes. The peccaries may have been mourning. Further research is needed to know for sure.

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