Horseback Riding in Tucson

Horses are an important part of Tucson history, and riding is the best way to get out and see the desert. Here are two stables in the Tucson area that offer trail rides as well as specialty tours, such as a “campfire ride” or “moonlight ride.”

At the edge of the lagoon, a stork runs with its wings prepared to take flight.

Belize’s Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

A 33-mile drive from Belize City, or a little over an hour by bus, the island village and wildlife sanctuary of Crooked Tree are primary destinations for serious bird-watchers. Lily Girma provides an overview of Crooked Tree, including information on hiking, lagoons, and the annual cashew festival.