Teresa Bitler has spent much of her life in Mesa and the East Valley. Over the last 15 years, she’s written for the Arizona Office of Tourism, AAA, Allegiant Air, Visit Phoenix, TripSavvy, and publications including National Geographic Traveler and Fodors, among others. She’s flown over Mesa and the Superstition Mountains in a T-6 Texan World War II trainer, picked peaches in East Valley orchards, and danced to live country music. When she’s not on the road, you’ll find her trying the latest East Valley restaurants and working off the calories on a local hike. Bitler lives with her husband, her youngest daughter, and two dogs in Mesa.
Teresa Bitler has spent much of her life in Mesa and the East Valley.
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