Phoenix

By Michael Kiefer To go or not to go, that was the question. We had pooled our frequent flyer miles and scheduled a trip to Barcelona for our March break. “Aquí todo el mundo hace vida normal,” a friend who lives there texted. “Everyone here is living a normal life.”

By Steve Jermanok I always bring hiking boots when traveling to Phoenix, because it’s arguably the best city in the country for day hikes. There are some 200 miles of trails in the Phoenix park system including short summits like Piestewa that are ideally suited for a 2-hour lunch break.