Author: Laura Horley

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: 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 »

Art and Soul

See original works of art at Artemizia Gallery | By Andrew Schaeffer There’s a clichéd phrase that often gets repeated in galleries by people who are only viewing works skin deep. “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” It’s perfectly fine for people who just want to see something… Read more »

Whiskey del Bac: a True Tucson Classic

Tucson’s Hamilton Distillers, makers of real craft whiskey, harness the power of mesquite to capture the true flavor of Tucson |By Louie Christensen Tucson’s youth didn’t grow up with friendly oaks and maternal willow trees to climb. No, in the desert we climbed Mesquite trees. We scrambled up that dusty bark, pushed our way through… Read more »