NearandFarAZ

Iron Springs, AZ: Prime spot for a ‘hike and a bite’

If it’s a hiking challenge and a fitting reward you’re after, the trails in Prescott, Arizona’s Granite Mountain Wilderness Area – and the nearby Iron Springs Cafe – might just be made to order. Located west of the… Read More

San Francisco: A treat – even in the rain

You know that feeling you get when you return to a place you love? You know exactly what you want to do, and you’re excited to get started? That’s how I felt on my most recent trip to… Read More

My adventures as a “tourcal” – that happy confluence of tourist and local

I love nothing more than exploring a new city – sometimes as a pure tourist, and sometimes, when I’m lucky, as a combination tourist/local. (Hence, my made-up word: Tourcal). Recently, I did the “tourcal” thing in Seattle, Washington.