Kites and Road Trips

Kites and Road Trips

Kites and road trips. The only thing better is kites, a Route 66 road trip, and a fun kite festival or two. Start with a visit to Tumbleweeds and Tarantulas to stock up on kite accessories and kites. Next, plan your trip using the Jim HInckley’s America website,...
High Flying Anxiety Therapy

High Flying Anxiety Therapy

Since at least 2020, the general consensus is that anxiety has increased exponentially. But countless studies have shown that there is a high flying anxiety therapy that has an almost universal appeal. Yes, you heard me right. Colorful kites are not just for kids or...
For Something Different

For Something Different

For Something Different. As happy Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas customers know, kite flying is a fun and relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is also a great family activity that can be enhanced with attendance of a kite festival. For Something...
High Flying Kites

High Flying Kites

Summer 2023 is going to be a blast for kite and road trip enthusiasts! On Memorial Day weekend Pontiac, Illinois on legendary Route 66 was the host for this years National Road Trip Day proclamation event. And Pontiac is home to a diverse array of museums, charming...
World of Kites

World of Kites

World of Kites lovers. We at Tumbleweeds & Tarantula’s are passionate about kites. And so we are a part of an international community that enjoys the simple pleasures of kite flying. We are also just one chapter in the long history of the kite. Did you know...
Year of The Kite

Year of The Kite

Kite festivals are amazing events that celebrate the simple joys and beauty of flying kites. These events attract thousands of people who come to watch or participate in this colorful and fun activity. And Kite festivals are not only entertaining, but they also...
Tale of The Kite

Tale of The Kite

Tale of The Kite Herbert Sunbury, the main character in an obscure story entitled The Kite written by William Somerset Maugham, is an intriguing and complex character. In this entrancing tale about the complexities of human nature, Herbert lives a life completely...
Answers Raise Questions

Answers Raise Questions

Answers Raise Questions. There is ample historic evidence that for centuries kites have served a variety of purposes aside from providing relaxing entertainment. They were used as instruments of war. They were used to deliver messages behind enemy lines. And now...
Kites: More Than A Hobby

Kites: More Than A Hobby

Kites: More Than A Hobby. In the era before video games and the smart phones summer days of childhood were often filled with flying kites. With the crush of adult responsibilities kite flying becomes a halcyon memory. We tend to forget the simple pleasure of just...
Kites: More Than A Hobby

Kites For All Seasons

Kites For All Seasons, For kite enthusiasts that live in Bullhead City, Arizona, or along the Colorado River, Tumbleweeds & Tarantula’s is no mere store. It is a destination. This is a one stop shop for kites and kite supplies. But for Rory Sweet, Rupert...
Simple Things In Life

Simple Things In Life

Simple Things In Life, Whether it is a passing fad or a trend that is indicative of a societal shift has yet to be determined. Still, in recent years discussions about living a minimalist lifestyle have gone main stream. It is discussed on prime time talk shows, on...
Add Magic

Add Magic

Add Magic, Aside from the simple pleasures of whiling away an afternoon with some kite flying, the great American road trip might be the best way to escape the pressures of life. So, just imagine the fun of a road trip linked with kite flying. Well, 2022 is winding...
Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures of flying a kite is great fun on a windy day. It’s also very relaxing. So ditch those video games, get off the couch, and get yourself one of many of our great kites.  Choose from a vast selection of stunt, diamond and delta kites.” Simple...
Year of The Kite

Dark Day In California

Dark Day In California and a deeply divided America there is one thing that we can all agree on. The COVID 19 pandemic changed everything. Politics, education, business, travel and even shopping were transformed. And there is a very real possibility that nothing will...
Kites & Cars

Kites & Cars

Kites & Cars. What does Bullhead City, Arizona on the Colorado River and Detroit, Michigan have in common? Kites! In Bullhead City, Tumbleweeds and Tarantulas is your one stop shop for kites and kite supplies. And on July 10, kites take to the sky over Detroits...
Main Street America

Main Street America

Main Street America May 27 is National Road Trip Day. The date is symbolically significant. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer holiday and road trip season. The official proclamation will be made in Kingman, Arizona as part of an entire...
Kites & Road Trips

Kites & Road Trips

These are stressful times. That may be stating the obvious. But there are two simple ways to alleviate stress. Kites and road trips. Even better, combine the two. Start with a stop at Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas in Bullhead City, Arizona. We are the largest and...
Kites & Cars

Kites On The Beach

Kites On The Beach started in the 1950s, then the trend became a tsunami. Charles Kuralt summed it up succinctly , “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” With...
World of Kites

Myths & Childhood Dreams

Myths & Childhood Dreams, To visit Tumbleweeds & Tarantulas in Bullhead City, Arizona, your one stop shop for kites and kite supplies in the Colorado River Valley is to step back to the days of childhood. Kites are a link to a pre-video game era when school...
Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring at Glenwood, New Mexico Glenwood, New Mexico along U.S. 180 is at the heart of an adventurers paradise. And the sense of history is palpable. Celebrate Spring at this small ranching community is located on the fringe of the vast picturesque Gila...
Go Fly A Kite 2022

Go Fly A Kite 2022

Go Fly A Kite 2022. In the past year or so social distancing, the shutdowns and COVID 19 related restrictions have provided ample opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the simple joys of kite flying. For people fortunate enough to live in Bullhead City, Arizona and...
Simple Things In Life

Time Capsules

Time Capsules In movies, books and stories kites are often used to portray a sense of whimsy. They are linked to the carefree days of childhood. But like simple, carefree days kites are fragile. They are made of paper, twine, wood or silk. As a result vintage or...