NearandFarAZ

The many faces of Granite Mountain

It’s funny how the story in your head can change in an instant. There I was practically skipping down the Granite Mountain trail, with a blog idea formulating in my head: The many faces of Granite Mountain. And… Read More

How to eat and drink like a Canadian

Let me start by saying that I realize Canadians don’t live on a daily diet of poutine and Caesar cocktails. Any more than Arizonans have a chimichanga and margarita for lunch every day, or San Franciscans, sourdough bread… Read More

Falling for charming Vancouver

The stereotype is that Canadians overuse the word “eh” – you know, as in “We are all Canucks, eh?”   But while I don’t think I heard a single “eh” on my recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia,… Read More

It’s your birthday! The perks of traveling on your big day

“Are you traveling alone?” the Canadian customs agent asked me sternly. “No, I’m traveling with my son and daughter-in-law,” I answered, pointing to the young couple talking to a nearby agent.   Looking at my passport, he asked,… Read More