Our third day in Iceland has everything from nearly impassible roads to steam explosion craters to friendly dogs roaming the volcanic plains. And a shower and soft bed!
I recently left Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a trip to Denver. This was my first trip since the full-body scanners started making headlines – and it seems the TSA is inconsistent and ill-trained to use them.
There’s more than one way to celebrate Thanksgiving. If stuffing yourself with overcooked turkey no longer holds its appeal, here’s an idea for an “alternative” Thanksgiving getaway.
Sometimes, it’s easy to let everyday life get to me. But a good mountain bike ride can restore some perspective – and remind me that things ain’t so bad.
This is a quick update for fellow bloggers – you might notice my Links page doesn’t list you. That’s not because I’m not feeling the love anymore, rest assured! I just have some construction going on. This is mostly the…
The west side of the Phoenix metro area have some solid new biking and hiking trails. But they come with some legal drama and controversy.
During the winter in Iceland, daylight is scarce and temperatures are low. Is it worth shelling out $379 for a flight from the U.S.? Absolutely – there’s still plenty to do without freezing to death.
I’m not much of a luxury traveler – I like it rough. But a glimpse of La Mansion Inn in Costa Rica convinced me of the benefits of some occasional swankiness.
Hot temperatures force many Phoenix-area mountain bikers to ride at night. Now we’re starting to re-emerge in the broad daylight. It’s almost a whole new experience after months of nighttime riding.
In the short time I’ve kept tabs on Sal DiCiccio, a Phoenix city councilman, he’s been careless with residents’ private information, misrepresented data on city employees’ salaries and whined like Glenn Beck. And he’s convinced me that he’s tied to the nofee2hikeaz.com group.
Despite its short history, the Phoenix metro area has amassed some unusual architecture. Here are three of the best-known odd buildings you’ll find in the Valley of the Sun.
For a sparsely populated state, Arizona has a lot to offer when it comes to air and space museums. The Pima Air Museum is the best-known of the bunch, but there are others that are worth a visit. Here’s a look at them from north to south.
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has come out adamantly against a $2 a day parking fee at some city trailhead parking lots. Here’s why he is dead wrong.
I recently sat in on a workout for students of a Japanese sword-handling art. Here’s what I learned about Iaido and the people who practice it.
I can now say that I’m officially a world-class athlete: I was the first American finisher in a race abroad.
Mountain biking at night used to give me the willies. But I’m so over that – I’ve fully given myself to the Dark Side. Here’s why.
Visitors to Phoenix probably don’t give enough credit to Tucson. That’s a mistake – the area has some great museums, and the outstanding Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one you shouldn’t miss.
A website called nofee2hikeaz.com is now online fighting the Phoenix government’s proposal to charge for parking at 5 of its most-congested trailheads. Check my earlier post for some of the details. Let me get this straight: The people who launched…