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Take a Road Trip to Globe

Looking for a unique day trip? Explore the historic town of Globe, less than two hours from Downtown Scottsdale. Located at the foot of the Pinal Mountains in east-central Arizona, it was founded as a mining town in 1876. There is a lot to explore as you driving along US 60. Be sure to stop at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a stunning 323-acre botanical garden that was founded in the 1920s by a mining magnate. You will also pass the small towns of Superior, Miami and Claypool. The scenery is beautiful as …

Head North to the Verde Canyon Railroad

I recently took some out-of-town guests on a special trip to the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale. The four-hour journey follows the Verde River through the Prescott National Forest and Coconino National Forest. From 1912 to 1988, the railroad linked the smelter at Clarkdale and copper mines at Jerome to the Santa Fe Railway.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Today, the train is purely for passengers to enjoy the trip from Clarkdale …

Weekend in Bisbee

I spent a few days in a quirky town in Southern Arizona called Bisbee. It has an interesting history, founded as a copper, gold and silver mining town by Judge DeWitt Bisbee, a financial backer of the Copper Queen Mine.

View From Copper Queen Hotel

Phelps Dodge Mining Company built the historic Copper Queen Hotel in 1898 to accommodate the dignitaries and investors visiting the mine. It was …

Sedona by Air

I recently had a chance to see Sedona from a whole different perspective. If you have never flown in a helicopter, it should be on your bucket list! The red rocks of Sedona are beautiful from the ground, but the view from above is heavenly. Sedona Air Tours has been giving tours of Sedona and the Grand Canyon for almost 20 years. It really doesn’t feel like flying, it is more like floating. Captain Mark, a former Navy pilot, was comedic and informative as he …