Obruni. It is a Twi word meaning “outsider,” “foreigner,” me. It is commonly used in Ghana and while it does not carry a negative connotation, it definitely reminds you you’re not from these parts. I most certainly was not.
The Sedona Mago Retreat, a quiet oasis in the Verde Valley where you can escape from the world and relax. Creative Director Chris Scotti was hesitant about this little retreat at first, but the warm welcomes, content patrons and conservational practices quickly put him at ease and we had a delightful visit.
The Grand Canyon is a place that everyone should experience at least once. However, with nearly 4.6 million people visiting the Grand Canyon annually, Arizona's favorite destination can get to be overwhelming if you don't have a plan. Greg Stevenson, owner of The Hike House in Sedona, is an expert on the subject of getting the most out of the Canyon and avoiding crowds and has shared a few words of wisdom with us.
Beyond the Las Vegas Strip on the outskirts of downtown is an island brimming with artisitic talent, culture, community, and progress. Made entirely out of repurposed shipping containers and recycled materials, Downtown Container Park is a brand new project that aims to create a safe gathering space for community members and visitors, and encourage creativity, sustainability, relaxation, and fun.
You may not know it, but Prescott, Arizona, has a lot more to it than cowboys and antiques. With dozens of trails winding around Prescott’s center, the great outdoors is only minutes away. We recently took a nature walk at Prescott’s Highlands Center and we would highly recommend starting your outdoor adventures there.
We are hard at work writing articles, conducting interviews, composing videos, and editing photos. Soon, our second issue featuring Central Arizona will be polished and ready for the iPad. But until then, here is a little preview.
This week is Indigenous People’s Week, and in light of celebrating indigenous cultures around the world, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect on our own experiences among the ancient Sinaguan heritage sites found throughout Central Arizona.