Sally Benford

Contributing Writer, Via

Sally Benford is an award-winning writer and editor based in Phoenix with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in travel, history and lifestyle and has written for numerous publications.

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Her work as also appeared in Phoenix Magazine, DRAFT, and Arizona Highways.


Cars drive on a road surrounded by a dusting of snow.

11 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Follow these tips to ensure you’re ready for any weather Old Man Winter has in store.
Watson Lake at sunset in Arizona's Prescott Valley.

Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

In Sedona, Arizona, it's all about the journey.
A family walks together on a white sand tropical beach.

5 Tips on Buying Travel Insurance

More travelers are opting to cover their next trip. Here’s what to consider.
Lake Mead at Sunset.

Explore and Relax on Arizona’s 'West Coast'

Find beaches, cool water, and solitude at this desert oasis.
A driver wipes down their dashboard.

How to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

A neat and tidy vehicle can help make your time on the road more pleasant.
Elevated view across downtown Bisbee, Arizona, on a clear, cloudless day.

Exploring Bisbee, Arizona, and Beyond

Take a leisurely drive through southern Arizona.
Interior of the Palace Restaurant, in Prescott, AZ, image

Weekend Getaway in Prescott, Arizona

Autumn provides a perfect backdrop for this enchanting city’s charm and cool outdoor vibe.
footpath inside Sinaqua cliff dwelling at Walnut Canyon in Arizona, picture

Visiting Walnut Canyon in Arizona

Delve into ancient life at Walnut Canyon.
a sculpture of a horse at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, picture

10 Unexpected Places to Visit Around Tucson

These 10 lesser-known locales offer a glimpse of Old Pueblo’s one-of-a-kind Southwestern culture.