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Cabin or yurt?

Cabin or yurt?

By Anita Mabante Leach This is the time of year we city dwellers long to jump in our cars and race north to witness the turning of the leaves — a way of assuring ourselves that the seasons still change. Ideally, we would get to camp in northern Arizona on a fall weekend, but for […]




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Grown Up

Grown Up

By Keith Rosenblum HERMOSILLO – A visitor to this enormous desert sprawl, Mexican style, is advised to:Lose a few pounds, because you’ll gain that back if you enjoy steak and seafood, both regional favorites. Forget stereotypes about Mexico as home to the downtrodden; there are Hermosillo neighborhoods that make Paradise Valley look ordinary. Tote those […]




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Free ‘spin’

Free ‘spin’

By Hilary O’Byrne Tucked away in the lush forests of Flagstaff, a new sound can be heard among the tranquil breezes and chirping birds — the swish of Frisbee-like discs whizzing between trees and through the air. And just like Frisbees, the game of disc golf is soaring. The geographic nature of Flagstaff provides a […]




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All together now

All together now

By Joy Hepp Once deemed a paradise for wayward fishermen and wild spring breakers, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has matured into a destination for the entire family. There is still an abundance of party-style bars, like Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo and The Giggling Marlin, but by day there are opportunities for everything from hiking to […]




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Quiet refuge

Quiet refuge

By Keith Rosenblum PATAGONIA – It is a telling sign when news of a Gray Hawk’s return to flight following an injury takes precedence over discovery of a border drug tunnel. Yet, that juxtaposition of stories in the Patagonia Bulletin (headline: Raptor Spreads its Wings and Soars Away) optimistically underscored how wonders of nature still […]




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Laid back

Laid back

By Keith Rosenblum Banámichi, Sonora – So just what’s been going on in Banamich of late? Well, how about the last four centuries? There is an array of wonderful reasons to visit this picturesque village along the Rio Sonora. But, even if there wasn’t, does it not boggle the mind that a community within a half-day’s […]




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Wilderness paradise

Wilderness paradise

By Anita Mabante Leach You don’t have to show a passport to enjoy the sovereign nation of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in northern Arizona. An interest in history and wildlife will suffice. The Apache believe they were placed in the White Mountains by their Creator to become Ndee – The People. At least a […]




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Heaven and earth

Heaven and earth

By Keith Rosenblum Cananea, population 50,000, an hour’s drive from the Arizona border, is most certainly not the idyllic Mexican retreat depicted in the glossy ads. Glamor? No. Beach? No. How about one public pool? Shopping? Well, yes, if you’re looking for nondescript, run-of-the-mill markets. Yet, for a select group – the historian, adventurer, outdoorsman, […]




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Geotourism guide highlights best sites in southwest

Geotourism guide highlights best sites in southwest

By Anita Mabante Leach Arizonans are a lucky to live in a region where they can enjoy scenic, unspoiled desert habitats, a bounty of wildlife and picturesque towns that welcome tourists. The area’s unique geography is a huge draw, one that government tourism agencies perpetually promote to out-of-state visitors. Travelers who take care to vacation […]