Month: September 2019

The Smell of Fall: Green Chile Roasting

| By Amanda Oien| Video by Amanda Oien & Brielle Farmer Crunchy leaves, crisp air and flannels are what most people think of when it comes to Fall. Not in Southern Arizona, though. Pumpkin spice? Some might just say criminal.  Growing up, I knew Fall was here when I smelled the warm breeze of roasting… Read more »

Camp Dad & Mom

Tucson staycation with the 3-year-old for a week of family fun |By Oakley Hall With a week between summer camp and school starting, my husband, Chris, and I worried about how to balance work and childcare. We couldn’t exactly tell kiddo, “Hot dogs are in the fridge, pull some weeds, take a nap at noon,… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Volare Helicopters

Get a bird’s eye view of greater Tucson with Volare Helicopter Tours. |By Christian Wlach |Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer Tasha and Tyler Sturges opened Volare in September of 2017 as a new way to explore greater Tucson. Tour flights take off from the airport in Marana, AZ. One of the… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Carly Quinn Designs

| By Sarah Burton | Video by Amanda Oien & Brielle Farmer While going to school for a degree in fine arts, Carly Quinn was in need of a job and ended up working part time for a local artist making tile. What began as a way to pay the bills soon had her undivided… Read more »

Timeless Turquoise

Mac’s Indian Jewelry has stood the test of time Mac and Karen McPherson began selling authentic Native American jewelry from a table at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet in the mid 1970’s. Now, nearly 50 years later, their son Shane and his wife Danielle are continuing the family legacy, searching out unique, Native American pieces… Read more »

Desert Son: Tucson’s Treasure Trove

Steve Osborne’s shop is the place to go for quality, one-of-a-kind, Southwest jewelry, pottery, rugs, moccasins, and more In a time when everything from jewelry to groceries can be purchased with the click of a button, it can be hard to feel motivated to leave the house to shop. But if you’re looking for some… Read more »

Planes, Helicopters, History and More

Tucson’s Pima Air & Space Museum offers big fun for young and old alike  Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, with more than 360 historic aircraft spread out over 80 acres. Six indoor exhibit hangars (three dedicated to WWII) also feature panoramas with artifacts, photos, and… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Active Fun at Arizona Zipline Adventures

|By Christian Wlach |Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer Emily Goff, along with two other Tucson-area locals, started Arizona Zipline Adventures (AZA) in 2016. Goff, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Oracle, AZ, saw the business as an opportunity to bring life back into a once-thriving community.  AZA is located… Read more »

The Iconic Movie Locations of Southern Arizona You’ve Never Heard Of

Take a ride through the dramatic Sonoran desert landscape that inspired Hollywood stars and directors. Old Tucson—known as Old Tucson Studios back when—has played host to more than 300 movies and television shows, and it can’t be matched for its sets. However, few know that movies filmed there often featured the panoramic backdrop of Marana’s… Read more »

Continuing to Inspire

Tucson’s Museum of Art’s new exhibit explores the Western sublime | By Andrew Schaeffer Art may have changed over the past century, but the inspiration artists get from the serene desert landscape has not. And that’s just what the newest exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art showcases. Featuring 50 paintings, photographs, and textiles from museums… Read more »