Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you take all these pictures yourself?
I only take a small percentage of the pictures myself, the rest I find on my travels around the web. I try to share my own photography whenever I head out on a hike. See my personal photos here!
- Do you live in Arizona? If so, where?
I currently live in North Phoenix, though I consider Sedona and Flagstaff secondary homes, since I spend so much time up there!
- What is your favorite place to hike in Arizona?
Sedona, Sedona, Sedona. The beauty is unmatched, and there are so many secluded, stunning trails that are easily accessible. Plus the trails range in distance and challenge from easy to very difficult, so there is something for everyone! But I have so much more exploring to do… And each region of Arizona has completely unique things to offer.
- How long have you lived in Arizona?
Over five years! I came here from Chicago on vacation in 2005 and I knew I belonged here.
- What is your favorite thing about Arizona?
The beauty!!!!! I cannot stress that enough. It makes me sad that there is such a negative stigma associated with Arizona. There is so much more here than bad politics and “empty desert.”
- Do you have a personal Tumblr?
Yep! Message me for the link. :)
- Can you recommend places to see for visitors?
That depends on where you want to go. I’ve taken road trips to nearly every inch of the state and there are special gems to every part of it. We have such a richly diverse landscape and tourism industry, you can’t really go wrong anywhere you go! Message me for more specifics - and not only can I help, but my 5,000+ followers always have something to add!
- I’m considering moving to Arizona. Where should I live?
The best advice I can give to those thinking about moving here is make sure you visit a few times, particularly in the summer. You need to know if you can take the heat! As far as the Phoenix area is concerned, do your research! Visit the neighborhoods you’re interested in. It’s VERY hit-or-miss in many areas, and you could easily end up in a less-than-desirable area with more crime and less security. Also, maps are very deceiving. We do not have the public transportation one might expect from a large city, so you’ll probably end up driving everywhere. Keep this in mind when looking at places in the outskirts of the valley. I initially lived in Surprise and didn’t think anything of the 15-20 miles I had to drive, until I was sitting in traffic for an hour every time I wanted to head east. It gets old really fast! Message me if you want more specifics.