Spring at Cubs Park: What’s good and what were they thinking

Cub fan relaxes before game at Mesa Sheraton Hotel

Sloan Park, a large stadium that seats 15,000 people (including grass) feels more like Wrigley Field than the Cubs’ former Hohokam Stadium.


Celebrate National Train Day in the Verde Valley of Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

Once a year the Verde Canyon Railroad depot unites the entire Arizona Verde Valley in celebration of railroading. On National Train Day, Saturday May 10th, 2014, Verde Canyon Railroad applauds the important history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational event at their Clarkdale depot. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free event is fun for all ages; including exhibits and activities from local attractions and organizations. The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the John Bell Museum and the train’s vintage rail cars.


Phoenix has more than spas to attract visitors

Hot air balloon over Sonoran desert

Spend a few hours a day away from your hotel or resort exploring these interesting sights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area of Arizona.


La Paloma de Tubac: A great place to shop in Southern Arizona

Tall Pots at La Paloma de Tubac

There are galleries and souvenir shops in Tubac, Arizona. But just outside the main historic shopping area, down the street from the venerable St. Ann’s Church, is La Paloma de Tubac. You’ll know you are there because of all the enticing pottery in the courtyard. The outside shop is filled with beautiful colorful folk pottery… Read More


Tucson’s Mission Xavier del Bac: White Dove of the Desert

Mission Xavier del Bac in Tucson

Mission San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, Arizona is often called “The White Dove of the Desert.” The mission does seem to rise in stark white glory from the desert sands of the Tohono O’odham Reservation.


Natural wonders of the world

Mighty glaciers flow into the frigid water in Alaska's Glacier Bay

Intrepid travelers have their favorite “natural wonders,” and it’s not always the best known places that capture one’s sense of awe.