Keridwen Cornelius

Contributing Writer, Via

Keridwen Cornelius is a freelance writer and editor from Phoenix with more than 15 years of experience. She writes from around the world and can usually be found seeking wonder, altitude, rivers, and wine.

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She has written for outlets including Outside, Scientific American, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Sunset, and Phoenix magazine.

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Sunrise lights up the rocks in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada on a winter morning.

6 Warm Winter Getaways Across the West

Banish the thermals with surreal desert hikes, dude ranch rides, and alfresco hot tubs.
Patches of grass emerge in the Sonoran Desert in early Spring at Pichacho Peak State Park near Tucson, Arizona.

Things to do in and Around Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona

Epic hikes and unexpected history await you on a trip to this famous landmark.
A rusted car in Vulture City ghost town in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Arizona’s 5 Best Ghost Towns

Explore these abandoned towns around the state.
A father and son walk through a Halloween corn maze on a cloudy day.

The Best Haunted Houses and Corn Mazes in the West

Get in the Halloween spirit with these local attractions.
Clouds glow orange over Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona at sunset.

Essential Arizona Sights and Experiences

Arizona beckons with iconic culture, food, and vistas.
A purple and blue sunset in Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson.

Tucson: The Southwest's Best Affordable Escape

Arizona's second largest city seduces with stunning scenery, inspiring art, and famed cuisine.
Desert bighorn sheep on the trail to Plateau Point in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Where to See Arizona's Wondrous Wildlife

Public parks and accredited zoos offer glimpses of the state's remarkable animals.
The Great Northern Clocktower and trees with yellow and orange leaves reflect off the Spokane River.

Best College Towns in the West

You don’t have to be a student—or related to one—to enjoy these 8 great destinations.
Sunrise at the South Rim's Mather Point in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Road Trip

The slow route to the South Rim is packed with scenery and one-of-a-kind sites.
dramatic panorama with rock formations backed by storm clouds at Red Rock State Park in Sadona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona, Weekend Getaway

This artsy enclave's breathtaking red rocks and sublime food scene nourish both body and soul.
Woods Canyon Lake on a sunny day.

10 Unexpected Places to Cool Off in Arizona

Chill out at these 6 outdoorsy escapes.
A beautiful pool in the backyard of a modern white home.

8 Tips to Make Your Pool More Efficient

Save energy, water, and chemicals while keeping your swimming pool clean and inviting.
Two hikers walk through the creek in Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, West Fork Oak Creek Canyon.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Bask in the season with a day trip or hike.
diners shaded by umbrellas on the patio at Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert, Arizona

Things to Do in Gilbert, Arizona

As Gilbert turns 100, celebrate with topnotch food, timeless art, and views of the cosmos.
Lightning Ridge Cellars vineyards with tasting room and winery in background in Elgin, Arizona, picture

Visiting Arizona Wine Country

Epic grasslands, laid-back tasting rooms, and comfortable towns: Welcome to Arizona wine country.