A Stroll Through St. Anthony’s Monastery!

The Abbott's home overlooking St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery.

Florence Arizona is about 75 miles NE of Tucson on Highway 79. Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery is on the way from Tucson to Florence. We had wanted to visit this monastery for years, but each time we were at or near Florence, we did not have the proper attire. … Continue reading

The Heavens Through Sky Center’s Telescope

Orion Nebula

(While 99% of the Guide’s content is either Ms. Karen’s or Jim’s product, occasionally we invite adventurous and talented others to write a guest column. Wendy & Richard Buckley are visiting us from Alberta and we encouraged them to experience the Sky Center’s night program. This is their report.) We … Continue reading

A Fine Day At The Races: Rillito Park Winter Season 2016

Rillito Park Horse Races 2016

Horse racing at Rillito Park has never been better, but the future of this historic site remains in the balance. Backers, sponsors and fans and the U of A are working tirelessly to keep this venue a part of quintessential Tucson. Rillito Racetrack is on the National Register of Historic … Continue reading

New & Amazing Exhibits at Tucson Museum of Art

Gold Monkey

Neighbor Roy & I attended an artists’ reception at the Tucson Museum of Art recently. Here are two items I would like to share with you. First, the current exhibits, taken as a whole, may be the finest our Art Museum has ever offered. These are on display through June … Continue reading

Arizona Zipline Adventures Open: Feel The Rush!

Zip Line

I visited Arizona Zipline Adventures on January 29, 2016, the day they opened to the public. While I was there only briefly, I can tell you that if you are reasonably fit, weigh between 50 and 250 pounds, and enjoy a good rush, go for it! AZ Zipline Adventures has … Continue reading

Guided Tours of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Santa Cruz River Valley Tour at Tumacacori

Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading

A Springtime Visit To Tohono Chul Park

TCP-Wildflowers-2015-20

March 13, 2015. There are many reasons to visit Tohono Chul Park in the Spring. They always have interesting art exhibits, such as the Mexican Folk Art Show & Sale. And amazing plants in the greenhouse you can buy for your own garden. But in the Spring, go for the … Continue reading

Book Now For Our Next Santa Cruz River Valley Tour

Mission Tumacacori

Southern Arizona Guide Presents The Santa Cruz River Valley Tour Join us Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for a pleasant day trip through the Santa Cruz River Valley and discover its rich history, cultural heritage, unique landscape, and distinctive foods. Your guide for the day will be Jim Gressinger, travel writer, … Continue reading