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

A Hike and a Bite: Durango, Colorado

Every now and then, you visit a place that seems to have it all: Jaw-droppingly gorgeous surroundings, charming city streets, a fun vibe, and uniquely entertaining activities. Durango, Colorado is just that kind of town. At a population… Read More

A Hike and a Brew: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, I believe there are few things that can top a walk through beautiful scenery, capped off with a bite to eat or a frosty brew (or both!) in an out-of-the-way café… Read More

Prescott’s most charming trail

Whenever I hike the Peavine Trail in Prescott, Arizona, two questions come to mind: How can so many amazing features be packed into 5.5 miles? And why aren’t more people using it? As my hometown trail, the Peavine… Read More

Sedona: The most beautiful place on Earth?

First of all, I know that there are many, many gorgeous places that I have yet to see. I’ve been around a bit, but I am under no illusion that I’ve seen it all! Still, I have to… 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