If you haven’t seen the Great Sand Dunes, you would be confused by the landscape and maybe not even believe it if someone tried to describe them to you.  You don’t necessarily think of snow-capped mountains or natural running water when you think of sand dunes. Or, maybe that’s just […]

It had been awhile since Flatiron called our names.  I think the last time we embarked on this trail, it was probably around 2010 and we backpacked up it with a small group and camped up top overnight.  Seems like forever ago, so this trail was pretty much new all […]

Lucky me! My husband recently had an appointment with clients in Lake Havasu, and I asked if I could tag along because I had never been there before!  I know…for someone who has lived in Arizona her entire life; it’s weird that there are so many places I haven’t yet […]

NOTE: This week’s Feature Friday is brought to you by a guest contributor from SWIMkids USA– please note that this is not an affiliate or paid post. It’s just a post about a small local business doing great things for AZ! 🙂 Teaching Your Kids How to Swim for 45 […]

I don’t normally write about people, but, this is different.  Two of Phoenix’s most impressive hikers are out somewhere on the trails constantly.  And they’re not exactly what you would expect. Barbara and Sue have been making their hiking rounds casually for the better part of a year now. They […]

Arizona’s 5 C’s Can you name Arizona’s five C’s? Or, are you wondering what the heck is it to which I’m referring? The few Arizona natives that exist recall learning them in school but, I swear, always forget the easiest (and what should be the most memorable) one of them […]

I recently ventured out solo and hiked the Holbert Trail at South Mountain, but I think I might need to do the hike again. The first time around wasn’t exactly my favorite– I had to stop and remind myself to have patience. When I arrived, I first went down to […]

Hi, friends!  I’m super excited because I recently had the opportunity to guest post on the Desert Peaches website! My blog post, which you can find on their website by clicking here, talks all about the 10 Must-Have Items for a Flawless Hike! The Desert Peaches (cute name, am I […]

I wasn’t expecting a sinkhole when I set out to hike Soldier Pass Trail.  I was honestly just expecting to get out and do a quick hike for some cardio while my husband was out riding demo mountain bikes at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. But sure enough, there it […]

Amazon Prime Day starts tonight and runs through tomorrow. Now is your chance to grab some of the stuff you’ve been eyeing, like a Garmin watch, tents, backpacks, and any other outdoor equipment you have on your list! We’ve listed out some links below to some of the great outdoors […]