Taras BIG Travels

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The CBS5 globetrotter follows Ben Stiller to the land of Bjork and puffins.

In Arizona, we have a phrase that might as well be our state motto. When someone asks how hot it gets in the summer, no matter how many digits we throw out in response, we always follow it up with, "But it's a dry heat."

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For her debut PHOENIX magazine travel story, the Valley TV personality unites rubber and road in the Smoky Mountains.

For years, my Good Morning Arizona cohort Scott Pasmore would ask if I wanted to jump on the back of his Harley for a ride. "You watched me almost crash a Vespa on television," I would remind him. "I'm never going near anything with two wheels."

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