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

Mt. Lemmon Cabin for Rent

Palisades Cabin

As the weather warms, Tucsonans will be searching for a way to get out of the heat! You can go camping on Mt. Lemmon or you can take a slightly more comfortable route and stay at the Palisades Ranger Residence Cabin, renting for $125 a night. The cabin sleeps 4 … Continue reading

Is The Royal Elizabeth The Best Bed and Breakfast In Tucson?

Main Room Royal Elizabeth

As I stood on the front porch of the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast, I looked around at the surrounding Downtown Tucson community. I tried to image what it was like when this magnificent Victorian home was built in 1878. In my imagination, the modern skyline disappeared immediately. Back then, … Continue reading