I’m a travel writer who hates to travel.

At least anywhere beyond the Southwest. I knew Arizona was where I belonged soon as I arrived as a wide-eyed college student. I fell in love with the immense beast of sky, the mountains that prop it up and much to my surprise, the stark desert that scratches it with spiny fingers. I spend my days rambling around this beguiling, bewitching landscape—hiking, camping, exploring, eating, and hiking a little more. Then I write about it all.

Yes, it’s the coolest job in the world. No, you can’t have it.

If you want to ride along on my travels around this beautiful region, be sure to Like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. That’s where I post all my latest news, stories and adventures. Just click the bottle cap buttons yonder. 

My third book is here!

Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers was released Oct. 24. You can buy it right now on Amazon.

Beyond trail descriptions and restaurant info, I provide suggestions for other local attractions and activities. I add historic tidbits, fast facts, rambling thoughts, personal anecdotes and big dollops of quirkiness. When you spend as much alone time on the trail as I do, all sorts of weird notions ricochet through the old noggin.

Most of all it’s packed with great days, amazing days, my best days. Peel off a few for yourself. Lace up the boots and explore the scenic wonders of this epic landscape. Then unwind in a comfortable hideout, where burgers leap off the grill like trout from a stream.

Want fries with that?