This guidebook is my personalized presentation of Scottsdale and its surroundings. It is based upon my 46-years as a professor of geography, teaching among other subjects a geography and history of Arizona. And it is also based upon my 31-years as a Scottsdale resident with intimate knowledge of what the city has to offer the visitor.
This is a full color edition of my Scottsdale guide that is already available in black and white at a lower price. The full color version brings you closer to the dynamic beauty of Scottsdale and also better illustrates the beauty of the landscapes on the one-day or overnight trips I suggest in the last chapters. I hope you will find the Arizona desert and the rest of the beauty of the state as enchanting as I have in my many decades living here. Scottsdale is a great place to visit. As the old expression goes, “Once you get desert sand in your shoes, you will find it hard to get rid of.”