Something new happened in Scottsdale, and already a snobby sliver of the population is complaining. The “something new” I’m talking about is the rise of Scottsdale bike share services. In the last few months, brightly colored bikes for rent via…
In his article “GOP group opposed to Phoenix light rail tax measure,” Mike Sunnucks adds a line that’s almost a throwaway – but might be the most-important sentence in the piece: “Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio is the lead opponent…
The upcoming hockey season has me thinking about all the defunct sports teams from Arizona’s history. Yeah, I don’t get very excited about the Arizona Coyotes, a team that’s done just about everything possible to antagonize and alienate its potential…
A moldy city slogan, no light rail, not enough bookstores … what else makes the list of the worst things about living in Scottsdale?
Mountain biking can make you look cool. Just learn which style buttons to push. Follow this advice and boost your mountain bike cred, no matter how bad your skills and stamina!
There’s no way I’d commute by bike in Phoenix again. It has no credible infrastructure, and only pays lip service to making the streets bike friendly. City officials could change my mind by truly addressing the problems.
A visit to Europe’s second-oldest rock festival, a stay at a convent and the search for sahti – it’s my 24-hour trip to Turku, Finland
I saw a soon-to-be first-time traveler ask online about backpacks – specifically, which one he should take for a three-week trip. The question opens a massive mental can of live eels. Here’s my advice … feel free to add your thoughts, too.
A conversation with co-workers leads me to dispel some nonsense notions of Australia and New Zealand.
Bacon or chocolate? A pint of craft beer or a wedge of aged gouda? The family dog or cat? All choices nobody wants to make. My favorite hiking destinations offer the same conundrum. So what’s the winner – Iceland’s Landmannalaugar or New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine Crossing?
SCUBA expert Rutger Thole shares memories of his first dive experience. Join this nervous newbie as he gets hooked on the underwater world and goes on to earn more certifications and visit cool new dive sites.
Halloween isn’t just for land lubbers – check out this list of Halloween-themed SCUBA diving fun.
Traveling to Australia? Make sure to include Darwin in your plans – especially if you are looking for outdoor adventure.