Aravaipa Farms Country Inn: A Lodging Review!

Front Porch of a Casita at Aravaipa Farms Country Inn

One Saturday in late August 2014, Ms. Karen & I headed for the west entrance of Aravaipa Canyon to check out a place of lodging we had heard good things about: Aravaipa Farms Country Inn. From Tucson, it took us about an hour to get there using Route 79 through … Continue reading

Desert Pavement and Desert Varnish

Desert Pavement

Denise Bausch of the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge on the Colorado River in Southwest Arizona near Yuma defines desert pavement and desert varnish and their importance in desert environments. It’s a two hour Drive from Yuma, a bit closer from Blythe, but if you want a true desert environment experience, … Continue reading

Canyon Rose Suites: A Bisbee Lodging Review!

Canyon Rose Suites Sign

I stayed one July night in the least expensive room ($99) at the Canyon Rose Suites and found it a pleasant experience. Built at the turn of the previous century, this old Allen Building was originally constructed for a furniture manufacturing operation. It was acquired by owners Brett & Alison … Continue reading

Larian Motel in Tombstone, AZ: A Review

Larian Logo

05/23/2014 –  If you can believe almost 500 TripAdvisor reviews, the Larian Motel is the best lodging in Tombstone. A recent visit to the Larian helped me understand why it’s so highly touted. Here are 6 reasons to stay at the Larian Motel when you visit Tombstone. The Larian is … Continue reading

Super 8 Motel Tucson Convention Center: A Review

Super 8 Motel Tucson Convention Center

June 3, 2014 – First impressions are important and from the street this Super 8 looks fine. Pulling into the drive and under the porte cochere was tight. I felt I needed to park or others couldn’t get in or leave. This also didn’t seem good if I was driving a … Continue reading

The Five Best Tucson Bed & Breakfast Inns!

Blue Agave Bed & Breakfast on a saguaro-covered hill in the Tucson Mountains.

Over the past 8 months, we have checked out some of the most highly rated Tucson Bed & Breakfast Inns. They are (in order of review): El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn Adobe Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast The Inns At El Ranch Merlita: Arroyo House Inn & Ranch House … Continue reading