Judy Hedding

  • Judy Hedding, a Phoenix-area resident since 1979, has written more than 1,000 articles about living in, visiting, or relocating to Greater Phoenix and Arizona since 2000.
  • Hedding has been quoted in The Arizona Republic and The Wall Street Journal and has participated in radio shows and media events.


Judy Hedding is a former writer for TripSavvy, contributing more than 1,000 articles about the Phoenix area for 17 years. Since moving to Arizona, she has lived in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler. The Valley of the Sun—the moniker by which the Greater Phoenix area is widely known—is huge, and Hedding has watched the uncomplicated Western town morph into one of largest metropolitan areas in the country.

Hedding has been featured in The Arizona Republic, The Wall Street Journal, local radio shows, and media events. She has participated in many organizations and committees including various Greater Phoenix economic development efforts and business-related philanthropy. She is a Past District Governor, Arizona, and Distinguished Toastmaster in the Toastmasters International organization.


Hedding has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Queens College and spent more than 20 years in the banking industry before becoming a writer.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

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