Spring is the time to get outside and explore Arizona and no one knows how to do that better than travel writer, Roger Naylor. On April 16, Naylor will be at Sound Bites Grill where he’ll talk about discovering the beauty of Arizona on foot and by car.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANaylor will discuss his book, Arizona Kicks on Route 66. He’ll also be talking about his quest to hike 1,000 miles in 2013. This Grand Endeavor is the topic of a hiking series Naylor is writing for the Arizona Republic, covering some of his favorite trails around the state. Also on hand will be Greg Stevenson, owner of The Hike House in Sedona. No doubt, popular Sedona trails will garner plenty of attention.

Complimentary appetizers will be served and dinner is available. Copies of Arizona Kicks on Route 66 will be for sale and a raffle will be held featuring items from The Hike House and Sound Bites Grill. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Arts in Education Program of Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona.

headshotThe event will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Come early or stay late to dine, drink and discuss. Members of Sedona Car Club will have a few of their classic rides on display in the parking lot.

Roger Naylor is a travel writer who hates to travel. At least anywhere beyond the Southwest. He specializes in lonely hiking trails, twisting back roads, diners with fresh burgers sizzling on the grill, small towns, ghost towns and homemade pie. His work appears weekly in the Arizona Republic. He has contributed to Arizona Highways, Western Art & Architecture, Go Escape, Route 66 Magazine, Sedona Magazine and dozens more. For more information, visit www.rogernaylor.com.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASound Bites Grill is located in The Shops at Hyatt Piñon Pointe, 101 N. Arizona 89A. The restaurant and bar is known for “World Comfort Food,” a wide–ranging menu of steaks, fresh fish, organic salads and stone-fired pizzas. Sound Bites Grill offers a $6 drink menu every day.

For more information, call 928-282-2713 or visit www.soundbitesgrille.com.