Greater Than a Tourist- Arizona with Cover Photograph by Thorsten Hansen

For the first time, we have selected a cover photographer for our series.  Tour guide and Photographer Thorsten Hansen was chosen as the photographer for the cover of Greater Than a Tourist Arizona.

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With travel tips and culture in our guidebooks written by a local, it is never too late to visit Arizona. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the ‘Greater Than a Tourist’ series, this book will give you candid travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. This guidebook will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead gives you knowledge that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Experience cultural, culinary delights, and attractions with the guidance of a Local. Slow down and get to know the people with this invaluable guide. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to discover new activities at your next travel destination.

Inside this travel guidebook you will find:

  •   Visitor information from a Local

  •   Tour ideas and inspiration

  •  Save time with valuable guidebook information

Greater Than a Tourist- A Travel Guidebook with 50 Travel Tips from a Local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

This book uncovers 50 travel tips to visit the wonderful picturesque sites in Arizona, this is based on a three to four day and night road trip travels. My hope is that this book will share information on cities, sites, and scenic views that you can observe during daylight and some suggestions for evening exploration of the great State of Arizona.

This book is written from the eyes of a resident traveler living in Arizona for the past forty plus years. We have traveled all four corners of this beautiful state, and all the bordering on all four sides of Arizona. We have personally visited all the places in this book on the fifty. We have enjoyed the beautiful sites of Arizona and are sharing what we saw so you may have the opportunity to do the same.

This book will share the sites to visit for either a short visiting time or your choice to spend a full day, so enjoying what the State of Arizona has to offer you. After tasting a little of, you may wish to return during the different seasons to experience the varied seasons in Arizona, we are not just hot all the time.  There is so much to see in this amazing state, especially in the different seasons. If you wish to stay warm and, in the sun, stay in the valley. If you wish to see snow in the winter or play in the snow you can head north just a couple of hours into Payson, and Flagstaff and enjoy the snow and winter fun.