December weekend in Prescott will boost holiday spirits

If you’re already sick of holiday consumerism, you just might need a little getaway. A weekend in Prescott — “Arizona’s Christmas City” — will transform the grouchiest Scrooge into the happiest of Santa’s elves. Take it from one who has made this Christmas trip for ten of the last 12 years: if a holiday weekend […]

Dead Horse Ranch packing list: what to bring to a state park that has ‘it all’

Dead Horse Ranch State Park could be called the “ultimate” state park. It’s everything anyone could ever want in a state park. I mean, when you consider its location, events, history, attractions, beauty, activities — did I say location? — it has got to be up there near the top of the list. I opted […]

Salome chapel offers travelers spiritual solace

“Enter, Rest and Pray” are simple instructions to travelers, as indicated on the front of the Little Roadside Chapel near Salome, Arizona.   It was once commonplace for churches to keep their doors open for travelers. Now few churches remain open for visitors. And also becoming extinct are the tiny, rural, roadside chapels, which frequently […]

Tuzigoot tour: In the steps of the Sinagua people

Sometimes when I visit a historical monument, I’m reminded of the adage: “to understand people, walk a mile in their shoes” (or moccasins, sandals). It’s a good way to get the most out of my visit – to imagine how life must have been during that era. I thought about that on my recent return […]

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