Rejoice! Boyce! Visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Wondrous is the best word to describe the peaceful, well-manicured and extensive landscape of Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Wallace Desert Garden. Located 60 miles east of Phoenix on Route 60, BTA offers visitors an unmatched experience in an exceptional setting.  The arboretum was founded in 1924 by William Boyce Thompson, a mining magnate who recognized […]

On Point South of the Border

Puerto Peñasco can be everything from charming to luxurious I hadn’t been to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora — or Rocky Point, as it’s known to Americans — in more than a decade. So when we were invited to come for a visit by Las Palomas, perhaps the best-known of the large resorts in the community, I thought […]

Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]

Travel: North by Northwest

Drive to Bagdad or Yarnell By Richard Sanderson Got wanderlust? Take off for fun fall drives to some of the most beautiful areas northwest of Phoenix. Drive to tiny Yarnell, home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial, or Bagdad, home of one of the oldest active open-pit copper mines in the world. Great roads, beautiful […]

Key to the Good Life: Off to Flagstaff!

We desert-dwellers appreciate an occasional break from the heat. And Flagstaff, a favorite Valley escape, has earned a reputation as an emerging art and culture destination. Try these attractions the next time you travel to the cool pines. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA Nestled at the base of the towering San Francisco Peaks, the Museum of […]

Key to the Good Life: Destination: Strawberry, AZ

Over Easter weekend, the Missus and I loaded up the family truckster and set out on our first vacation in quite some time. We’d been invited to explore one of the rare remaining hidden gems in Arizona — the Pine-Strawberry area on the Mogollon Rim. This is an area that is just starting to emerge […]

Key to the Good Life: Sideways in Sonoita

Frontdoors publisher and editor tap Arizona wine country, glass by glass While we love to travel, 2020 didn’t offer many chances to get away. So after downing some delicious bottles during lockdown without a sommelier or bartender to guide us, we decided to hit the road for an overnight jaunt to Arizona’s own wine country, […]

Protecting an Arizona Icon

Conservation of Mission San Xavier is focus of Tucson and Phoenix events with PBS travel adventure