35 things Arizonans say (never)

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

The long way round

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!

Above the snow line

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.

View from the top of the world: Yaeger Canyon

After a particularly stressful week at work, I needed a little diversion – something to take me to another place. What I needed, I decided, was a hike with a bit of a bite. And I knew just… Read More

Jerome to Jiufen: The quirkiness of old mining towns

When I first heard about Jiufen while planning my recent trip to Taiwan, I immediately wanted to visit the picturesque mining town on the island’s north coast. After all, I’ve lived within easy reach of Jerome – Northern… Read More