The New Yorker

Tucson’s never really had an ocial nickname. There’s “Old Pueblo, ” meant to evoke the city’s ancient roots — it was settled by 17thcentury Spanish missionaries on prehistoric Hohokam land. Some locals reject it as sounding too sleepy or because it was coined as a marketing ploy to siphon tourists from other southwestern cities (like […]

Why Tucson

HOTEL MCCOY IS AN OUTSTANDING VENUE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION’S EVENT OR RETREAT. WE HAVE A LARGE MEETING ROOM (800 S.F.) THAT OPENS ONTO A PRIVATE, GATED OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA WITH A WATER FEATURE AND GAS FIREPLACE.  Amanda, shimmering and masked, to check me in at my car window in the arched entryway. Her magenta hair […]

The Real McCoy

Metal flowers front a shiny Thunderbird setting the mood for the vintage feel inside the McCoy Hotel. Nothing distracts the eye so pleasingly as vibrant colors and imaginative art. The 1960s candy-apple blue Thunderbird greeted my arrival at the artsy Hotel McCoy in Tucson, Arizona. Then came one friendly Amanda, shimmering and masked, to check […]

Hotel McCoy offers rent-free space

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Syrena Arevalo-Trujillo has sold books at pop-up shops around Tucson for the past two years. Now, she nally has her own store to call home. “When people walk in, I want them to feel like they’ve stepped into South Tucson,” said Arevalo-Trujillo. Bright colors, art and books are found in every […]

A bookstore focusing on Latinx authors…

When Syrena Arevalo-Trujillo launched her pop-up book shop in the spring of 2019, bringing books in English and Spanish written by Latinx authors to community events, she dreamed of one day having her own brick-and-mortar store. It was a goal she hoped could be realized in about ve year and probably not something that would […]

Lost and Sound

BUSINESSES caught up in the BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 have suffered many losses. Some have managed to maintain their footing, while others have been driven by financial hardship to close their doors. In the following pages, we salute a few of the places that have found a way to navigate these difficult times, and pay tribute […]

Pullman hotel to be renovated, renamed

A Pullman city official on Wednesday shared details about two upcoming changes to downtown Pullman that include a hotel facelift and a project to light the Pullman Riverwalk. Pullman Economic Development Manager Jennifer Hackman said a developer has recently purchased The State Inn in downtown Pullman and is planning to begin a major remodel of […]

Scenic Family Trips

Even as families resume leisure travel this spring, outdoor recreation and scenic drives rank high to aid in continued social distancing. It’s definitely time to put last year’s travel credits to use, so consider flying into a sunny destination and renting a car to take the family on a scenic tour of a picturesque destination. […]

Art, Coffee, Beer, Wine

Vintage vibes. Modern perks. Affordable rates. Retro meets contemporary here at their 1960’s mid-century modern art hotel. From the fully restored pool to the A-shaped entrance & exposed posts & beams, it’s the best of both worlds. Tucson is magic. They will share that with you when you are there. The lobby is adorned with […]

Memorial Day escapes

According to the AAA Memorial Day holiday travel forecast, 37 million people are expected to travel over the long weekend this year, up 60% from last year. That said, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends not traveling unless you’re fully vaccinated — as in, it’s been at least two weeks since your […]