Hiking Old Baldy Trail in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Yes, the actual name of this trail is called “Old Baldy.” It’s because It leads to a saddle that is mostly “bald” (fewer trees), hence the name. Old Baldy is located in Coronado National Forest, about 40 miles south of Tucson in southern Arizona. It’s a favorite hiking spot for my family and birders. This…

Don’t Mine-d If I Do… Hiking “Carrie Nation Trail #78” in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona is home to many unique hiking trails. It is also home to many old copper and uranium mines. When I visited my mom in May, she took me on a hike to an old uranium mine, and it’s now one of my favorite hikes in the area. This hike…

My Top 6 Favorite National Parks in the United States

Visiting National Parks are my favorite things to do when I travel around the United States, and I definitely favor some, for all various reasons. In no particular order, here are my top 6 favorite National Parks that I've visited, and a few honorable mentions. 1) Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, California I've combined Yosemite…

What You Should Know Before Moving to Arizona

So you're thinking about moving to Arizona? Well, you're not the first one! Arizona is the fastest-growing state in the entire United States. I, myself, moved to Arizona and lived there for 10(ish) years after living in California. Here's what I know about what it's like to move to Arizona. What part of the state…

“Where Art and History Meet” in Tubac, Arizona

A hidden gem of southern Arizona is the small artsy town of Tubac. Tubac resides 45 miles south of Tucson and 24 miles north of Nogales, a border town with Mexico.  But don't let its distance with Mexico scare you, although you do have to pass through border patrol on your way back north to…

5 Interesting Things to Do and Places to See in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most magical and mystical places to hike. The tourism industry in Sedona claims that there are giant vortex's of energy and other mystical things that you can feel as you hike. 1) Hike Devil's Bridge! The Devil's Bridge trail is 4.2 miles round-trip hike that leads to a beautiful natural sandstone…

What I’ve Learned After 4 Years in College

I am currently a senior in college, graduating from the University of Arizona in a few short days. After four years at my university, here is what I've learned in college: In college, everyone is a mess. Coming in as a freshman, everything about starting college is so new and exciting. There is a world…