Featured Photo: Haboob in Tucson

After an abysmal 2020 season, the Arizona monsoon showed up in style on the evening of July 10th, 2021. The skies over the Rincón Mountains darkened, the wind picked up, and the air took on a beige tint as a haboob crashed across Tucson. A haboob is a large cloud …

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Fun and Free in Tucson: El Tiradito Wishing Shrine

Tucked in an alcove behind El Minuto Cafe in Tucson’s oldest neighborhood, El Tiradito wishing shrine is everything you could want: creepy, cool, touching, and steeped in history and lore. Ever since I read about this place on Atlas Obscura years ago, I’ve wanted to visit. And as I was in downtown …

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fun and free in tucson drive up the scenic catalina highway

Must See in Tucson: Drive Up the Scenic Catalina Highway

The Catalina Highway is a 28-mile road that begins at Mt. Lemmon’s base on Tucson’s north side. The base starts at around 3,000 feet in elevation and ends at the top of Mt. Lemmon at around 9200 feet. It’s our favorite thing to do when people who’ve never been to …

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