Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

Introducing Jackie Alpers: cookbook author and award-winning photographer, who talks about her latest cookbook: Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona.” Also, check out an excerpt of her book, including a recipe for chicken mole amarillo. … More Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

Road Trip Revelations

Road trips are like the slow-mo-video of travel experiences. Rollerbag Mom points in the direction we were headed: San Diego!Ain’t she sweet? Photo by Charish Badzinski. You pile your personal items into a car, pack a cache of road snacks and drinks, squeeze yourself in between and among others, flip open your road atlas and pluck … More Road Trip Revelations

Random Travel Photo: Pueblo Hotel and Apartments

Here’s your Random Travel Photo of the Week. There’s something poetic about the decay and perseverance of old signs. Often they linger even long after the buildings they represent have been razed. I like to think of it as “the beautiful decay.” Pueblo Hotel and Apartments, Tucson, Arizona.Photo by Charish Badzinski.  What do you consider … More Random Travel Photo: Pueblo Hotel and Apartments

San Xavier del Bac: Random Travel Photo of the Week

Your random travel photo of the week: the mission San Xavier del Bac. Looking out from the front of the mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.Photo by Charish Badzinski.  A beautiful place to stop and contemplate, San Xavier del Bac is considered to be the best example of mission architecture in the United States. … More San Xavier del Bac: Random Travel Photo of the Week

Vacation with a Purpose: Helping Schoolchildren on an Arizona Reservation

At the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation, which stretches 90 miles across the southern border of Arizona into Mexico, Sister Janet Dalton, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA), helps people navigate some of the most difficult challenges life deals out: murders and suicides of loved ones, physical abuse, drug and alcohol use, gang activity and poverty. … More Vacation with a Purpose: Helping Schoolchildren on an Arizona Reservation