On March 30, 2021, Phoenix independent author Paul Fiarkoski learned that his self-published Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide had climbed to the top spot on Kindle in the Arizona Travel Books category.
Arizona Bucket List, available in ebook and paperback formats on Amazon, features 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon State.
Through diligent research, Fiarkoski has uncovered many secrets of experiencing spectacular Arizona sights like Grand Canyon, Havasupai Falls, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. In the book, he details how to get permits or passes (if needed), the best times to go, and other helpful insider tips.
Unlike many publications that focus on national or state parks, Arizona Bucket List includes sites managed by all agencies, or no agency at all.
For example, there’s a unique, private ranch near Winslow that’s open to the public for tours. “Rock Art Ranch is home to thousands of petroglyphs dating back to 800 BC in a magical, hidden canyon,” Fiarkoski wrote.
“Brantley Baird is the current owner. He moved here with his family and started working the ranch in the 1930s when he was 11 years old. Today, Baird and granddaughter Tori guide visitors around the 5,000-acre ranch.”
In addition to the 50 top places on Fiarkoski’s list, the paperback version includes journal pages that allows people to log up to ten additional places that they discover on their own.
Priced at only $4.99, the Kindle ebook version is loaded with full-color images and links to additional resources people can use to plan their adventures. The paperback version ($14.99 on Amazon) is published in journal format. There’s plenty of blank space with prompts to jot down the date you checked each place off your bucket list, plus weather conditions, who joined you and other special memories.
About the author
In 2014, Paul Fiarkoski went on a hiking trip to world-famous Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon. After three days of hiking and wading in the turquoise pools beneath 100-foot waterfalls, his perspective of Arizona changed forever. He created an Arizona bucket list and began checking places off. Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal includes his list of top 50 natural wonders.