Tag Archives: Arizona

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2, but no Pauley Shore here!

Ever since seeing the movie Bio-Dome in the 90s, I’ve been intrigued by giant glass enclosures in the middle of the desert.  Anyone who knows the movie can’t deny having…

Desert Colors

Petrified Forest NP: Nature’s Canvas

  Colors of The Painted Desert A new opportunity to learn more about what life was like for early residents of the Arizona desert is one more reason we’d love to…

Dateland, Arizona

Dateland, Arizona

Driving through the desert between Yuma and Phoenix on Interstate 8, just north of the border with Mexico, travelers pass Dateland, Arizona, population 416 (2010).  From the 1920s, the Dateland…

Arizona Rest Stop

Southwestern Landscapes

Every time we have the opportunity to travel through the southwestern part of the US, we try and make the most of our visit, even if we’re just passing through….


Inspiration in Sedona

But the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore…


Scottsdale Hike

Our final week of the tour in Phoenix was hectic, but we made time for a hike in McDowell Mountain Park, in the lower Verde River basin near Scottsdale. It’s…


Mount Lemmon

Sometimes there’s a good reason for the road less traveled being less traveled. While visiting Tucson, we decided to take the back way up to the top of Mount Lemmon,…


Pima Air & Space Museum

Having heard mention of the famous airplane graveyard on the east side of Tucson, we were excited to finally have time to check it out. The dry, sunny weather makes…


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson has more museums than one might imagine. One of the more interesting outdoor examples is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum is located 15 miles west of Tucson via Gates…