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I'm excited to announce my new book, The Kachina Accord, has been published. This is the second book in the Jason Holt series. Click here for more details.


Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Nick Smallwood

The more I experience Arizona, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place! From snowcapped-mountains to saguaro laden deserts, the serene beauty of Arizona never ceases to amaze me. Through my passions for photography and writing, as well as my thirst for adventure, I hope to take you along on an exciting new journey across this wonderful land


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It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!

Portrait Photography
A collection of photo galleries showcasing my portrait photography - typically portraits with a slight twist.

My first book. It's a mystery called Devil's Moon and has already received outstanding reviews. Set in Sedona, Devil's Moon offers anyone who enjoys a good mystery (or who just loves Arizona) a great read.

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I'm excited to announce my new book, Kokopelli Harvest, has been published. Click here for more details.

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Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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The Celtic Crusader

Saving the World ... One Dance at a Time

The Celtic Crusader: the world's first Irish Dancing superhero was a defender of justice and the Celtic way. With her Curls of Fury, the Celtic Crusader battled evil-doers for a little more than a year.

It was a lot of fun drawing and writing these episodes.

As I said on the About Matt Marine page, I created the Celtic Crusader to support my daughters' Irish Dancing hobby. I developed the comic book characters based on my daughters and their friends.

I wrote, illustrated and "published" them online. They were light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek stories that the kids really liked.

Celtic Crusader PDF pages

Here's a list of web pages that were originally published on the website. I've turned into PDF files you can look at:

That's where I left off. The Celtic Crusader and her friends were in trouble and ... well, it's sort of a cliff hanger. Things happened and my daughters are not performing in Irish Dance anymore. Maybe one of these days I will finish the episode so there's at least some closure ...

The Celtic Crusader's sidekick:

Ghillie Girl

Surfing her rainbow into the sea of injustice. She may be small and cute, but Ghillie Girl kicks some serious butt when it comes to her dance steps and dealing with mischief makers. She’s a SUPER sidekick

The Celtic Crusade's Arch Enemies:

The Treble Maker

Lean, mean, and just plain bratty, the Treble Maker is the Celtic Crusader's arch nemesis. With her Accordion of Deafness and her ability to place first in almost any Special, she causes trouble at every feis she attends! This girl needs a serious attitude adjustment … and how!

The Blue-Eyed Rascal

Made of sugar and spice … but not very nice. The Treble Maker’s sidekick. She’s nine years old and a little pistol, creating trouble wherever she dances and is a constant thorn in the Celtic Crusader's side.


Max the Marauder

Grabbin’ for gold and makin’ mischief. The Celtic Crusader never really know if Max is for good or for … well … himself. He’s cute (in a devious way) but she's never really sure she can trust him. She's keeping her eyes on this guy!