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Ellen Ranta Olson finds you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares — when you go to downtown Tucson It was 115 degrees in Phoenix as we packed up the car for the drive to Tucson. My husband and I were getting out of town with some friends to celebrate my 30-something birthday…(Read More)

Arizona-based Stout Tent ramps camping up a notch with canvas bell tent beauties By Laurie Davies When Jim Stout ordered a bell tent purely to entertain his kids in the backyard, he set it up – and sized it up. Quality details were lacking. Pressure points were not enforced. He’d mutter about how this…(Read More)

3 Fabulous Fall Hikes


Prepare for serious leaf-peeping on these scenic Southwestern trails By Laurie Davies Mother Nature is one complicated woman. The brilliance of her fall foliage depends on whether she mixes the perfect cocktail of summer rain with sunny autumn days and crisp nights that are, ahem, chilled not frozen. But when she gets it right…(Read More)

A doctor in northern Arizona is celebrating his adopted community with larger-than-life murals of its native people By Diandra Markgraf On windswept days, Chip Thomas hoists himself onto a ladder that stretches into the azure sky. His shoes and hands are stained, gummy with paste, but the street artist known as Jetsonorama still…(Read More)

Summer’s outdoor adventures call for a rugged nature and an easygoing style Photography by Ashley Camper | Styling by Sara Oswalt Models: Leah at FORD/Robert Black Agency, Ana at Agency AZ, Bradly at Page Parkes Dallas and Brendan. Hair by Zach Glielmi using R+Co. Makeup by Lillian Fogel using NARS. Food styling by…(Read More)

Don’t call it a comeback — sleepy little Tucson might just be the Southwest’s coolest destination. Here are 10 of our favorite spots to check out in the (new) Old Pueblo 1. Mercado San Augustin From shopping at boutiques like Mast to tacos at Seis Kitchen, this open-air mercado just west of downtown…(Read More)

It’s the Southwest’s most iconic and beloved food. Peter O’Dowd sets out across Arizona on a mission to taste the many delicious incarnations of the taco Photography by Mark Lipczynski The mezcal swirls in our Mexican Manhattan like smoke from a campfire. We’re 300 miles from the border, the first stop…(Read More)

We asked chef Lisa Dahl, the woman behind Sedona, Arizona favorites Mariposa and Cucina Rustica, to share her favorite haunts, shops and eats with us Best Place to Spend a Lazy Sunday: Hiking Adobe Jack Trail, which is a moderate trail and has its entrance near Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. After hiking I’m sure…(Read More)

In the shadows of southern Arizona’s “sky islands,” a science writer has built a sustainable home that allows her to reconnect with nature as she begins a new chapter in life. Leigh Flayton pays a visit Photography by Jennifer Boomer The North American Cordillera mountain chain, which runs from Alaska through Mexico, fractures in…(Read More)