Hidden Gems: Sabino Canyon

Though well-known in and around Tucson, I had never heard of Sabino Canyon before living here, which is a shame because it has some truly amazing trails and views. I’ve visited this site a few times now, including for night hiking – Tucson is not favorable to hiking in the afternoon. While there are manyContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Sabino Canyon”

20 Amazing Pictures from Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands

“Wetlands” and “humidity” are not words that are often associated with Tucson, Arizona. Nevertheless, one of the vastly overlooked gems of the city is Sweetwater Wetlands. Water is an important resource in the desert, so, in order to save potable water, the city has been working to use reclaimed water for irrigation and landscaping sinceContinue reading “20 Amazing Pictures from Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands”

Italian Beaches and Wonderlust

As we near the end of January and I work on planning out my blog posts for the upcoming months, I decided that, rather than a travel post (because I have been very busy), I would post this reflection on the title of my blog – Wonderlust Writings. But first, it’s January, and I’m  getting […]

All About Tumacácori National Historical Park

One of the great things about being in Tucson is all the amazing places to visit nearby, including one of my favorite National Parks sites – Tumacácori. While it isn’t as famous as the Grand Canyon, and while there’s not as much to do here as at Carlsbad, Tumacácori captured my attention the first timeContinue reading “All About Tumacácori National Historical Park”

All About Chiricahua National Monument

Before coming to Arizona, I had never heard of Chiricahua. With so many big famous landmarks and parks like the Grand Canyon, it’s understandable that this out-of-the-way National Monument would be overlooked. But that’s a huge mistake! If you are visiting Tucson or road-tripping through the Southwest, Chiricahua is an amazing place to visit andContinue reading “All About Chiricahua National Monument”

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Spring ha always been one of my favorite times of year (which is the same thing I say about summer…and fall…and even winter when I’m in a good mood). But flowers are beautiful and the colors in spring are unbeatable, even in the desert! There’s nothing quite like seeing the desert in bloom, which isContinue reading “Tucson Botanical Gardens”

Creating My Own Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is one of my all-time favorite movies, so obviously when I was planning a weekend in Rome, I had to visit all the iconic sites from the movie! I visited Rome as part of my summer 2018 study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. Our entire group visitedContinue reading “Creating My Own Roman Holiday”