New to the Grand Canyon State? Welcome! You’ll find that life here is pretty good and the culture here is a little more relaxing than it probably was in your home state. (I think it’s all the sunshine.) If you want to stay on our good side, here are a few things that people say or do (or, in the case of number one, what nature does) that make us annoyed or even angry.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Okay, now that you better understand our plight over the stereotypes Arizonans have to deal with, here are a few things we love about our state. Let’s just say that 99% of us feel that living here is like being on a permanent vacation.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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