Author: Stacey Gregory

Meet the Muralist: Keegan Rider

A man wearing a mask and sunglasses stands in front of a colorful mural of cactus plants in bloom.

By Megan Ewing As a Tucson native, Keegan Rider grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. From spending his childhood living on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation to moving throughout South and East Tucson, Rider found inspiration in the everyday, focusing on the vibrant hues of the desert to influence his art…. Read more »

Casino Del Sol is on a Hot Streak

The water hazards at the Casino Del Sol Sewailo Golf Club at sunset with the casino and hotel in the distance.

Who knew that the desert could be a hotbed of luxury? But that’s what you’ll find at Casino Del Sol, Tucson’s home for premium entertainment, dining, gaming and spa services—true and complete luxury. Located just fifteen minutes south of downtown Tucson, desert scenery and mountain ranges give way to cutting-edge accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Check… Read more »

Meet the Muralists: 3 Female Artists

A colorful mural of a young girl reading books.

Talented female artists bring Tucson’s buildings to life Women and men of all ages and diverse backgrounds take to the streets of Tucson to transform blank walls into visually stunning works of art for residents and visitors to enjoy as they dine, shop, work, and live here. The city’s mural collection rivals those of much… Read more »

Grab & Go

A close up of a woman wearing a bright yellow top holding a platter of tamales.

Enjoy Tucson’s best takeout in picnic-perfect settings Experience a year-round phenomenon in Southern Arizona…picnics! Let local delis and markets do the heavy lifting so your crew can stay in vacation mode. And stay outside. Because really, what’s more Arizonan than sharing a meal surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert? Up your alfresco game… Read more »

Photobomb the Scenery in Tucson

Discover the best places to take Instagram photos in Tucson, AZ By Ciara Jean Tucson is known for being a college town. Because most Instagram users are between the ages of 18 and 34, a lot of IG pictures of Tucson are taken around campus. Don’t get me wrong, the University of Arizona is a… Read more »

Camping Made Easy in Southern Arizona

A close of the water at Patagonia Lake with the green trees reflecting back in the water.

Discover 7 can’t-miss campsites near Tucson By Ciara Jean Southern Arizona is known for its beautiful scenery. Sunsets and sunrises, mountains, saguaro cacti, and green bushes all around is what makes Southern Arizona the best place to take an overnight trip in the Sonoran Desert. Start planning your getaway under the stars with this list… Read more »

Souvenirs of the Southwest

Inside Why I Love Where I Live, with wooden displays filled with cards, candle, drinkware and apparel.

Where to Find Reminders of Tucson to Take Home By Stacey Gregory Tucson is a magical place that beckons to people from all over the world. Whether you’re visiting the desert or you call this amazing landscape home, you surely want to purchase souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones. We’ve rounded up four one-of-a-kind… Read more »

The Patio, Please: 10 Perfect Restaurant Patios

Two adult couples and one young child enjoy an Italian feast on the patio at Caruso's in Tucson, AZ.

By Elise McClain Tucson is home to some of the Southwest’s most breathtaking outdoor spaces. Why not take it all in over a delicious meal? From bohemian patios to epic courtyards, enjoy stunning views, great food, and unparalleled ambiance at one of these 10 spectacular restaurant patios. Caruso’s Italian Restaurant Dine on a patio that… Read more »

South Tucson, a Community of Culture and Cuisine

A colorful collection of mosaics and murals found around South Tucson, Arizona.

Story and Photography by C. Jill Hofer The city of South Tucson is a one-of-a-kind enclave, nestled entirely within the Tucson city limits. Those yet to discover this tiny municipality are in for a big surprise. Affectionately known as the Pueblo within a city, South Tucson boasts a triple crown of community, cuisine, and culture…. Read more »

Sonoran Desert & Fabric Artist: Fiona Fenix

Fabric with a repeated design

Discover Dusty Moon Studio, an up-and-coming art business in Tucson, AZ By Brianna Hall Fiona Fenix’s art is a heavenly escape for any Southern Arizona enthusiast. Drawing from the Sonoran Desert’s prickly nature and colorful landscapes, Fenix encompasses the Southwest with a modern, minimalistic twist. From wall tapestries to bags and more—Fenix’s business, Dusty Moon… Read more »