Arizona

Tips and Articles in Arizona

Location is everything, so we like the 1950's retro Golden Bear Motel on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. We fly up from L.A., eat at Oliveto in Oakland, and check in for a good night's sleep, knowing that in the morning we can walk across the ...
There's no denying that Sedona's landscape is larger than life. The famous red rock buttes, mesas, and hoodoos loom imperiously against the saturated blue desert sky, practically daring you to feel significant. Fortunately, Sedona in autumn offers...
Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low-cost, deep discount, satisfaction-guaranteed values. The fact is, there are more ways to save mo...
Surprised by the results of his recent project to assess the state of conservation in America, biologist Eric Dinerstein couldn't help remarking, "It's as if North Americans won the biological lottery, but forgot to look at the ticket." Together w...
Some of this inn's adobe buildings date to the 17th century and are said to have withstood Pancho Villa's artillery during the Mexican Revolution (a cannonball was found in the hacienda's wall during recent renovations). Later, as a guest ranch, i...
There's nothing like the words children's theater to cast a parent into the slough of despond. You think cheesy sets and costumes, simpleminded scripts, hambone acting. You think hackneyed stories and desperate attempts to tap into trends of the m...
Ever since now-defunct Ozark Airlines pulled its planes out of Dubuque in the seventies, anyone looking to get in or out of town had to hop on a small turboprop to connect at a nearby hub (Chicago, Minneapolis). But in November, American Airline...
1. Pronghorn Bend, Oregon Six hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis, the community’s director of development, toils by lamplight with old Pink Floyd albums as bac...
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Whether you're headed to St.-Tropez or Santa Cruz this summer, there's a sunscreen tailor-made for your travel plans YOUR DESTINATION: A sail to the stylish shores of Monte Carlo. PACK: Bain de Soleil Luminessence SPF 8 Sunscreen ($9.59). Your s...
America's drug of choice?Adrenaline. Last year 300,000 Americans went skydiving, 500,000 went bungee jumping, and more than 4 million went white-water rafting. And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. All told, some 45 million Americans ...
Like so many other artists, Frank Lloyd Wright couldn't help but be seduced by blank space. In 1937 he opened an outpost of Taliesin—his busy studio and school in Wisconsin—in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, outside Phoenix. Within the splendid ...
Tucson has always been a fabulous place to see the classic Southwest: within the city limits are ranches, fields of saguaro cactus, even a Spanish colonial mission. Like Santa Fe, it has its celebrity fans-Todd Oldham scours its thrift shops, Jane...
The other day, too long on the road, I remarked to a friend that I was homesick. "For where?" she asked, and I was stumped. Home is a simple enough concept, if you have one. Homeless also has a clear meaning, although houseless more properly desc...