I’m a travel writer who hates to travel.
At least anywhere beyond the Southwest. I knew Arizona was where I belonged soon as I arrived as a wide-eyed college student. I fell in love with the immense beast of sky, the mountains that prop it up and much to my surprise, the stark desert that scratches it with spiny fingers. I spend my days rambling around this beguiling, bewitching landscape—hiking, camping, exploring, eating, and hiking a little more. Then I write about it all.
Yes, it’s the coolest job in the world. No, you can’t have it.
Hey, I'm hiking 1,000 miles in 2013 and writing about it for the Arizona Republic. To follow along, check out my Trails page.
Book alert: My second book, Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth is hot, hot, hot off the presses. Death Valley sizzles but is one of the coolest places to visit with its golden canyons, caramel sand dunes, gleaming salt flats and snowcapped mountains. My guidebook is filled with information, history, fast facts, lots of humor and spectacular photographs. It will have you itching to slather on the sunscreen, lace up the hiking boots and dive into the bad boy of deserts. Check out my Books page for more details.