Author: Laura Horley

Which hotel should University of Arizona visitors choose?

Three people walking on a sidewalk on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona

| By Louie Christensen The University of Arizona is the pride and joy of Tucson—and for good reason. It is a mainstay on countless “Best Colleges” lists, its rafters are filled with National Championship banners from several sports and (fun fact) it’s also where the cult-classic movie Revenge of the Nerds was filmed. There are… Read more »

Wildcat Weekend

A view from above of The University of Arizona football stadium and surrounding buildings in Tucson, Arizona

Getting the most out of a college-town vacation in Tucson, AZ |By Mish DeCarlo |Photos by Brielle Farmer Immediately after landing at Tucson International Airport, a sign welcomes you with the words “Welcome to Tucson. Home of the Wildcats.” On my first trip to the city, I giddily pointed the sign out to my mom,… Read more »

Tucson Neighborhood Guide

A sunset in Barrio Viejo in Tucson, AZ

With a range of price points, home styles, and locations, there’s a dream Tucson neighborhood for everyone. Find yours. Neighborhood? District? Home cluster? It’s hard to decide exactly how to draw the lines around where people live. But let’s not get hung up on terminology. If you’re wondering where to live in Tucson, we’ve got… Read more »

Leave No Stone Unturned

Gems and minerals from a showroom in Tucson, AZ

8 places in Tucson to get your gem and mineral fix year-round |By Nina Kolodij There’s no better place to explore the wonders of the Earth than at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show—the largest and oldest of its kind in the world. Once a year, TGMS takes over the city for almost an… Read more »

Work Smart: Professional Development Guide

Aspiring entrepreneurs talk at a Startup Tucson event in Tucson, AZ

Take advantage of these professional development networks in Tucson, Arizona |By Mish DeCarlo We all have to work, and we all want to thrive. Tucson is becoming increasingly attractive for young professionals due to reasonable housing costs, a steadily growing economy, and connected communities. Tucson offers many resources for professionals and entrepreneurs that encourage growth,… Read more »

A Day in Tombstone

Dust off your boots and saddle up, partner. We’re road tripping to the town too tough to die. |By Amanda Oien A saloon-lined dusty street and the sound of spinning spurs greet visitors to Tombstone, Arizona, a place known for its Wild West history. In 1881, gunfire rang out near Fremont Street, which later became… Read more »

Tucson Hiking Guide

The hills are alive with cactus, creosote, and mule deer. Go explore. |By Laura Horley Tucson is surrounded by mountain ranges—the Catalinas in the north, the Rincons in the east, the Tucsons in the west, and the Santa Ritas in the south. Each range offers its own special charm and an incredible selection of outdoor… Read more »

Trade Boredom for Board Games

Open hand with multi-colored dice.

Your one-stop guide to the Tucson, AZ gaming community |By Nina Kolodij Nestled among the diverse outdoors and celebrated dining scenes of Tucson, AZ, is another kind of adventure—the quieter but equally robust world of gaming. The Southern Arizona city is home to an abundance of gaming stores, making it the perfect place to get… Read more »

The Surprising Sports Town of Tucson, AZ

Discover Tucson athletics beyond the UA Wildcats |By Mish DeCarlo Tucson is the proud home of the University of Arizona—a PAC-12 university known for consistently securing national sporting titles and for feeding athletes into professional leagues. However, sports don’t stop at the edge of campus, because Tucson is also headquarters to both minor-league and professional… Read more »

Tucson’s Atomic Ranches

A flat-roof, brick home in the San Rafael Estates neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona

|By Louie Christensen |Photography by Brielle Farmer If you haven’t noticed, the Midcentury Modern look is back. Homes from this magical era are being splashed across architecture and lifestyle magazines, and home renovators and interior designers have caught on. Far from the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood hills (and it’s astronomical real estate prices)… Read more »