After 19 months away, I am back in Southern Arizona, one of my favorite places in the world and probably the place I’ve returned to the most since starting traveling full-time in 2010. I couldn’t be happier to be housesitting in Tucson again, spending time with the dog I love so much, taking advantage of having a well-equipped kitchen (I’ve been baking and cooking up a storm), explore more of the area and eat fabulous Mexican food. I love being here in the spring when the cacti are blooming and can’t wait to return to Saguaro National Park to photograph the giant Saguaros while they’re still in bloom.
The photo above was taken on a hike through Catalina State Park, where narrow hiking paths wind through a beautiful, saguaro-filled landscape at the bottom of the Catalina Mountains. Next week, I’ll try out more hiking routes, revisit old favorites, check out new restaurants around Tucson and go on a scenic ride up the Catalina Highway into the mountains, where the scenery changes from the lowland desert to alpine forests as the roads ascends 6,000 feet over a span of 27 miles.
How did you spend your week?