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Suzanne Wright

Suzanne Wright first stepped into the Sonoran Desert some 30 years ago and was immediately smitten. She has written for national publications such as National Geographic TravelerUSA Today and American Way, but she’s happiest exploring and writing about Arizona for regional outlets like AAA Arizona HighroadsArizona Highways and the Official Travel Guide to Greater Phoenix.

PHX Stories: The Wigwam Resort

A resort built on cotton has a soft spot for families, neighbors and loyal employees. By Suzanne Wright I strode across the hardwood floors at The Wigwam Resort, the heels of my cowboy boots making…

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PHX Stories: Slices of Heaven

One pizza lover eats her way through the upper crust of Phoenix’s formidable pizza scene Most pizzas are consumed quickly and then forgotten. But the part of my brain that catalogs food memories is…

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PHX Stories: The Catalina Pool

The Catalina Pool, circa the 1930s This Arizona Biltmore pool is where Marilyn Monroe preferred to sunbathe, and Irving Berlin first dreamed of a ‘White Christmas’. By Suzanne Wright Pools have…

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Dark Bars

Phoenix’s summer sunshine compels local barflies to step out of the light and into the darkness. By Suzanne Wright In Scandinavia, where winter days are short and the sun sets before 3 p.m., some…

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PHX Stories: Watson's Hat Shop

At his shop in the cowboy town of Cave Creek, Eric Watson crafts hats that last a lifetime. By Suzanne Wright In the town of Cave Creek, north of Phoenix, cowboy hats are commonplace. “It’s not…

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