The Cactus Bowl Commences! New Kickstarter Mini-Contest

Experience Scottsdale

Experience Scottsdale


Visit Tucson

Visit Tucson

Note: I put a picture from Experience Scottsdale — and one with water in it — first because I couldn’t find a collage on the site. Both destinations have cacti and outdoor sports — and even water.

9 Days Left!

Although I’ve written about many travel destinations since I moved to Tucson and became a freelancer — including books about Mexico and San Antonio and Austin — my main beat is Arizona, for obvious reasons. And, sure, I am a bit partial to the city where I live, but I authored Arizona for Dummies, cover statewide topics for the Arizona Visitors Guide, and am a regular contributor to the Arizona Office of Tourism site and e-newsletter. So my research takes me all around Arizona, and I’ve made a lot of friends in other cities — especially in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area —  over the years.

Food fight

A few years back, I represented Tucson in the West’s Best Food Town competition between Tucson and Phoenix Scottsdale for Sunset Magazine. Tucson lost by only a single point. In the last few days, several friends from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area signed on to my campaign, which got me thinking: I’ve got 12.7K followers on Twitter.

In the next 48 hours I will be running a friendly — no dissing, y’hear — competition between Tucson and the Valley of the Sun. If you sign on to my campaign at any level during that period, you get to vote for Team Tucson vs Team Phoenix-Scottsdale. (Sorry, those who are already contributors don’t get to vote.) Whoever gets the most votes will get my 12.7K audience. If Phoenix-Scottsdale wins, I will tweet “I wish I lived in Phoenix Scottsdale” (I’ll do separate tweets for each city) five times. You can RT as often as you like. If Tucson wins, I’ll tweet “I’m so glad I live in Tucson.”

I will even do an I love ASU or I love UA tweet if the winner wants me to. Yup, it’s come down to that.

You don’t have to live in Arizona to vote. You just have to care. And, oh yeah, to sign on to my campaign.

Contest is over at midnight June 8.

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Edie Jarolim is a writer and editor living in Tucson, Arizona. Sign up on this blog to get updates about her humorous tell-all/memoir, GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All.

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