In the 15th century, the Age of Discovery began in Europe. The maritime empires of Spain and Portugal led the way by financing naval expeditions across the world’s oceans. Their rediscovery of the New World, the exploration of the West African coast, and their discovery of the ocean route to the East brought great wealth to the two fledgling maritime empires.
Phoenix’s stunning Sonoran Desert scenery sets it apart from every major city in the United States. And the best part? Great hiking trails, mountains and desert adventures are all around us, so it’s easy to step into the wild side.