Water – it’s precious anywhere, but in Arizona, it takes on a value that I think only desert dwellers can understand. Think 115-degree summertime temps and near-zero-percent humidity, and you get the picture. So, when there’s a spot… Read More
“I had no idea Arizona got any snow!” – It’s a comment I see often when I post snowy photos on Instagram. And yes, it can be confusing. Towering saguaro cacti, 115-degree temps, and sunny poolside scenes: These… Read More
With an evening hike in my sights, I surveyed the sky. Arizona’s monsoon thunderstorms had been wreaking havoc on my plans to get outdoors recently, and I was hoping for a small window of sunshine to hit the… Read More
Think of a flamboyantly colorful landscape. What just came to mind? The Caribbean? The Greek Islands? Hawaii’s North Shore? The California coast? Well, prepare yourself to add a new landscape to that colorful image – the Arizona desert!… Read More
I’m not a native Arizonan. But in a state of transplants, my nearly 30 years in the Grand Canyon state often make me feel like an old-timer, with the accompanying insight into the vernacular, culture, and natural treasures…. Read More
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
On a recent winter Saturday, I took the “long way round” from Prescott, Arizona to the mountainside community of Jerome. It offered a whole new perspective!
In the mile-high city of Prescott, Arizona, I don’t often get the chance to walk through fresh powder. So, when the opportunity arose recently, I jumped at it and headed to snow-covered Mingus Mountain. The result: A stunning hike.
In my humble opinion, Sedona, Arizona is among the most – if not THE most – beautiful spots in the world. On a recent winter Sunday, I headed there and found temps in the 60s, stunningly blue skies, and of course, the main attraction – gorgeous rocks of red.
About eight months ago, I had a brilliant idea: Why not parlay my co-loves of travel and writing into a travel blog? Wow, how original, right? Little did I know that thousands – perhaps hundreds of thousands –… Read More
“Makes you feel kind of small, doesn’t it?” I asked my friend and frequent hiking companion as we topped a ridge with sweeping views of the Granite Mountain basin. It wasn’t just the breadth of the view that… Read More
Summer in Arizona typically calls for a cool reprieve. In my opinion, there are two choices: A stay at a swanky Scottsdale hotel; or a few days on a Mexican beach. I recently combined the two for a super-roadtrip.