Author: Betty Hurd

Betty Hurd is a flight attendant from Tucson, AZ with a degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona. Her love for travel led her to exciting careers in aviation and writing. She's visited 37 countries and hopes to inspire others to see the world by chronicling her adventures in her blog, Have You Hurd.
8 Best Phoenix Neighborhoods (for 2023)

8 Best Phoenix Neighborhoods (for 2023)

Planning to move to or visit Phoenix? I’m here to fill you in on the best Phoenix neighborhoods.  This guide overviews the pros and cons of 8 communities in Phoenix. I share insights about each neighborhood’s entertainment, schools, safety, and general residents. Find ideal neighborhoods for young professionals, families, retirees, and everyone in between.  Having…

8 Best Tucson Neighborhoods for 2023 (By a Local)

8 Best Tucson Neighborhoods for 2023 (By a Local)

As a born-and-raised Tucson local, I’m here to share insight on the 8 best Tucson neighborhoods.  Learn about each area’s proximity to downtown, local attractions, and median home costs in each neighborhood. I also cover school districts and safety for those interested in moving to the Old Pueblo.   8 Best Neighborhoods in Tucson Sam Hughes…

27 Best Things to Do in Tucson in 2023 (By a Local)

27 Best Things to Do in Tucson in 2023 (By a Local)

I’m a born-and-raised local, and in this guide, I cover the best things to do in Tucson, Arizona. This list is the result of a lifetime of exploring the Old Pueblo, so look no further for the ultimate guide to this desert city! I’ll help you discover popular Tucson attractions plus local secrets including my…

Grand Canyon Packing List (25 Things You Should Bring)

Grand Canyon Packing List (25 Things You Should Bring)

I am an Arizona local and can tell you from personal experience that you don’t want to miss a single box on your packing checklist for the Grand Canyon. Whether you’re hiking in and out or taking a multi-day camping trip, I’ve got you covered with this thorough Grand Canyon packing checklist. I’ll also cover…

19 Best Places to Go Camping in Arizona (By a Local)

19 Best Places to Go Camping in Arizona (By a Local)

I’m an Arizona native who has spent countless weekends exploring the best places to go camping in Arizona. From the Grand Canyon to the Mexico border, my homeland offers campsites in an array of awe-inspiring landscapes.  I narrowed down the 19 best Arizona campsites for you to explore, some of which you’ve never heard of….

22 Best Day Trips from Tucson (By a Local)

22 Best Day Trips from Tucson (By a Local)

I’m a Tucson local who has spent a lifetime traveling all around my hometown. This guide is a collection of my favorite day trips from Tucson, carefully chosen after years of personal research. These Southern Arizona destinations include outdoor experiences, big-city entertainment, historical sites, and hidden gems. Plus, if you’re a fan of obscure attractions,…

Where to Stay in Tucson (Best Places & Areas, By a Local)

Where to Stay in Tucson (Best Places & Areas, By a Local)

I’m a Tucson local (or “T-loc” as we like to call ourselves). In this guide, I will share the inside scoop on several unique neighborhoods and places to stay in Tucson. Regardless of your preferences, you’ll discover where to stay in Tucson, as I cover everything from budget to boutique stays. Also, be sure to…

29 Best Phoenix Restaurants (Where to Eat in 2023)

29 Best Phoenix Restaurants (Where to Eat in 2023)

I’m an Arizona local and in this guide, I give the low-down on this year’s absolute best Phoenix restaurants and places to eat. Featured eateries cover a range of international cuisines, and some you’ve likely seen in the press before. But I also share a few personal favorite restaurants that fly under the radar and…

27 Places to Visit in Arizona in 2023 (By a Local)

27 Places to Visit in Arizona in 2023 (By a Local)

Arizona is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty in America. From the blooming saguaros down south to the crimson slot canyons up north and everywhere in between, there’s an endless array of sights. Each of these gorgeous places to visit in Arizona are worth adding to your itinerary.  Born and raised in…