PHOENIX, AZ HIKES: SUNRISE ON PIESTEWA PEAK

In my previous post about trails I’ve enjoyed hiking in and around Phoenix I mentioned Piestewa Peak. Piestewa Peak (previously named Squaw Peak) is named after Army Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe in Arizona, who’s the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the US military andContinue reading “PHOENIX, AZ HIKES: SUNRISE ON PIESTEWA PEAK”

ALL THINGS HIKING IN SCOTTSDALE, PHOENIX & TEMPE, ARIZONA

I’m in Tempe, Arizona from mid-April to mid-May and it is already close to 100 degrees in the afternoons here. I’ve learned very quickly that when hiking you must go very early. Most recommend being off the trails by 11am as it gets too hot but I would say even earlier- the sun is soContinue reading “ALL THINGS HIKING IN SCOTTSDALE, PHOENIX & TEMPE, ARIZONA”

PROS & CONS OF BOOKING LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGH AIRBNB

I made it to Arizona! It was a journey to get here. Not all my travel goes smoothly and my first week in Arizona was a prime example of that. I experienced: consistent 30-80mph winds during my drive from Sante Fe to Scottsdale, a flat tire, and an Airbnb with fruit flies, a backed upContinue reading “PROS & CONS OF BOOKING LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGH AIRBNB”