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Local Experts with Visitor Perspective

Besides exploring it first-hand, the best way to get to know a place is through the experiences of people who live it every day. People who rescue bobcat kittens, take a trail ride and soar above the desert in a hot air balloon (to celebrate a 72nd birthday, no less!).

Read their stories here and learn about Tucson from local residents who still see their city with that fresh, fun, visitor point of view.



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Posted on: February 10, 2014 at 8:34AM  Posted by: Ben Parker Karris
Related Categories: Nightlife 

I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...

El Charro Oro Valley

Posted on: September 17, 2012 at 2:52PM  Posted by: Kimberly
Related Categories: Culinary 

My friend and colleague recently moved from Tucson to Denver (I know! There's no accounting for taste!). Like everybody else that knows her, I wanted to take her out to dinner one more time ...

Tucson Trap & Skeet

Posted on: September 17, 2012 at 2:52PM  Posted by: Erin
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure 

The second time I've ever picked up a shotgun was this past weekend at Tucson Trap & Skeet Club. My friend Kristin convinced me to go skeet shooting with her for the day (a recent hobby she's ...

My "Cool" Father's Day

Posted on: September 17, 2012 at 2:52PM  Posted by: Vince
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure 

Since becoming a Father in 2001 and 2003, I always look forward to this day. When asked what I wanted to do this year, I thought a nice hike and picnic at the top of Tucson's highest peak, ...


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