Scenic Arizona: Photography tips for Arizona sunsets

The sun dips behind the skyline of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, This was the hottest day of the summer so far with a high of 115 degrees.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/ The Arizona Republic) There is no more romantic time than sunset, when diffuse rays paint the sky in reds and oranges and…

Scenic Arizona: Tips for capturing photos of Arizona wildlife

An elk takes a break from foraging in a neighborhood in Payson, Monday, December 14, 2015.(Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic) When those unfamiliar with Arizona imagine the state, they probably see a tumbleweed rolling in front of a lonely saguaro. Nothing could be further from the truth. Arizona teems with wildlife,…

Best Weekend Ever: Prescott shines during the holidays

12/21-24: Holiday in Christmas City | Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? No better place to look than in Prescott, Arizona’s Christmas City. Not looking for a gift? Even better. Now you can explore the more the many galleries, antique shops and boutiques without the pressure of finding the…

American Airlines computer glitch creates pilot shortage for the holidays

American Airlines.(Photo: azcentral.com) Flying American Airlines this holiday season? Beware a potential pilot shortage. The airline gave too many pilots time off during Christmas because of a computer glitch. During the online process that lets pilot trade trips for which they are scheduled, pilots were inadvertently able to drop key holiday travel dates that…

This Scottsdale hike is a rocking good time

The Amphitheater is a slickrock area with eroded-rock formations.(Photo: Mare Czinar) Tucked amid the golf greens and suburban communities of north Scottsdale and the rugged wilds of Tonto National Forest, McDowell Sonoran Preserve is an approachable, precious space of pristine desert. Laced with over 180 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails,…

American Airlines adding Oklahoma, Texas flights from Phoenix

American Airlines.(Photo: azcentral.com)   American Airlines is adding two destinations from Phoenix and beefing up service on another route. The carrier, which is the busiest at Sky Harbor International Airport with more than 260 daily non-stop flights, will begin flights to Oklahoma City and Amarillo, Texas, on April 3.  American…

Allegiant Air Cyber Monday fare sale: Up to 40% off

An airline mechanic gets a plane ready at the Cessna Citation facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport June 29, 2017. In just the past few months, the airport announced a major employment project expected to bring 200 high-wage jobs and eight new non-stop destinations provided by Allegiant Air, its major commercial…

Vacation for less with these 20 great Cyber Monday travel deals

March is generally a good time to buy luggage.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) You’ve already scouted retailers’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, zeroing in on bargains for electronics, toys and other must-have gifts. Hotels, resorts, tourist attractions, online travel agencies and other travel companies hope you’ll also treat yourself during the shopping frenzy…

Southwest Airlines says Cyber Monday computer glitch fixed

Cyber Monday will be the largest online shopping day in history, with more than $6 billion in sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Southwest Airlines(Photo: Michael Chow/The Republic) Southwest Airlines got off to a bad start on Cyber Monday. Parts of the airline’s website went down temporarily, preventing…