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. Experience 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. Education 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 Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.