The suburbs of Arizona’s most populous city are probably the last place you’d expect to find adventure. But you don’t have to look far past the walls of its master-planned communities to discover a wilder side of this place. Continue reading Finding a little adventure and a lot of grapefruit in the Valley of the Sun
In Arizona’s Sonoran desert, things aren’t always what they seem.
Like those pigs scurrying around the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a botanical garden a few miles outside of Tucson.
Continue reading “Wheeling around Tucson, where things aren’t always what they seem”
With its iconic painted deserts and vast, seemingly endless roads, Arizona is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path destination. But visit the Grand Canyon state during the off-season, when all the visitors have gone home, and it’s a special kind of quiet. Continue reading Happy trails (and a pumpkin or two) off the beaten path in Arizona
If you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon, or have wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, then you probably already know that it’s the very definition of grand. And that may be an understatement.
As you stand on the edge South Rim, every superlative comes to mind. None is adequate. While you’re marveling at America’s signature natural attraction, it is so easy to follow the pack.
My advice? Don’t. Continue reading “A grand family adventure along a timeless canyon rim”
When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma’s Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes.
The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States, between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. Continue reading “This Arizona “castle” is a beautiful and well-preserved mistake”