Phoenix: Most Popular Articles
Super Bowl XLIX (49) will be played in Glendale, AZ near Phoenix, in 2015. Find out where it is, how to get there, where to stay, and how to get tickets.
Whether you're a local or a visitor, there are certain activities and destinations in the Phoenix area that must be on your bucket list. Here are 20 places to start.
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.
Worried about being stung by a scorpion in Arizona? Here is what you should do if you are stung, including by the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion.
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list! Community performances, fundraisers, workshops and activities for all ages.
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
Sales tax in Arizona varies from city to city. Here are the sales tax rates for cities in Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Gilbert.
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
See which annual festivals and events are held during September in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other local communities.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself in Arizona. Here's a list of some of my favorite free things to do and see in the Greater Phoenix area.
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Here is what you need to know about the Arizona law that requires children in vehicles to be in car seats or booster seats, including tips and resources for buying car seats.
What's the difference between median and average? Here's what I mean when I provide real estate prices for Maricopa County (Phoenix) in Arizona.
Learn how to identify the Arizona Giant Hairy Scorpion, a common scorpion found in Arizona.
The Arizona State Fair comes to the Valley every fall. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the Arizona State Fair.
Celebrations and programs in the Greater Phoenix area that are focused on Hispanic culture and heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
If you go to Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Peñasco) make sure you know what you need and how to drive there. Rocky Point is a popular weekend trip for Arizona locals.
Valley Fever affects many people in Arizona. Find out what Valley Fever is, how to know if you have it, and what to do about it.
Where can you celebrate Oktoberfest in Phoenix, Arizona with German beer, food, dance and costumes? Here's the list with dates and details.
People who have lawns in Phoenix plant both summer grass and winter grass. Find out why, and what you need to do if you have a desert lawn.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
The big list of things to do in Greater Phoenix in November includes annual festivals, events, and activities. Some are even free admission.
Scary! Here is your guide to Halloween haunted house attractions in the Phoenix, Arizona area, with dates, prices and locations. Bwahahaha!
How to have fun in the Phoenix area with your kids for little or no money. These free activities in Phoenix are fun for both kids and adults.
See pictures of Arizona scorpions, including the Arizona bark scorpion, the giant desert hairy scorpion, and the stripe-tailed scorpion. These scorpions are found all over the greater Phoenix area. This scorpion is venomous and can be dangerous.
Here are ten things you should know about Arizona Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, hours bars are open, and who can be served alcohol.
Looking for some creepy, spooky, fun activities and festivals for Halloween in metro Phoenix? More than 75 events every year for adults, children and families.
October is fall harvest month! These farms in Arizona specialize in pumpkin patches and pumpkin picking in the weeks before Halloween.
Confused about whether or not to get a salt-water pool? This article will tell you what you need to know about putting in a chlorine generator, or a salt-water pool.
All about scorpions: what they are, what they look like, how to find them, how to avoid them and what to do if you are stung by a scorpion.
Here's the list of free museums in the Greater Phoenix area. These museums don't charge admission, or have certain days where admission is free.
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
Your resource for all the annual festivals and events held during January in the Phoenix area. Includes events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
List of the shows and concerts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale in October. See big name bands, Broadway-quality plays and other performances.
Information about how Maricopa County computes the property tax on your home. Property taxes are levied on the assessed value of a home, not the market value.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a resort in North Scottsdale. One of its special features is that there are summer water activities, just like going to a water park.
Use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central Arizona to check on local vendors, and to find out how to file a complaint against a local company.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Find the addresses, phone numbers and use an interactive map of the Phoenix area locations of Costco warehouse stores Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa and Avondale.
These restaurants in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona area offer a fantastic scenic view along with your meal. If you are looking for a romantic or special occasion restaurant in Arizona, choose from these restaurants with a view.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
Find the elevations of the cities and towns of the Greater Phoenix area. This page lists the elevations of the cities of Maricopa County, Arizona from lowest to highest.
Each January the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts thousand of visitors from all over the globe. Get the 2014 dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
Does having a cat reduce your risk have getting scorpions in your home? Are cats immune to scorpion stings? Here's some information on the myth.
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
Seating map for Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. This seating chart can be used for the Arizona State Fair concerts and other events at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Keeping your pool properly maintained saves money and frustration if you keep it simple and do it regularly. Here are 15 things you should know to keep your swimming pool sparkling and ready to use every day.
During Arizona Restaurant Week many fine restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona are offer a special three-course meal at a fixed price. Find out how it works.
Need to find something in the middle of the night? Here are some stores and restaurants that are open 24 hours in the Phoenix area.
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Here are the shows, plays and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale during the month of September.
The Red Bird of Paradise, often referred to as the Mexican Bird of Paradise, is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
Halloween in Phoenix is a busy time, with haunted houses, stores selling costumes, events, activities and parties for both adults and children and their pets!
Find low cost dental care for your family, even without insurance. These dental students provide dental care at low prices, and no insurance is necessary.
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
Sometimes Phoenix is ranked the best, and sometimes it is ranked the worst. It depends what we are ranking and who we are asking! See where Phoenix ranks.
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
See calendar list of the shows, plays and concerts performing in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area in November.
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Ballet Arizona performs for free in Valley parks around the Greater Phoenix area. Here are the details about Ballet Under the Stars.
West Nile Virus, carried by mosquitoes, is in Arizona. Here's what you need to know, how to tell if you have it and how to avoid it if you don't.
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
Annual festivals and events held during the month of December in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
Here are five things you need to know about the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane in Phoenix. The Phoenix carpools lanes are restricted during certain hours.
Community festivals where you can take the kids to have Easter fun in the Phoenix area.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Find restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area where kids can eat for free, or for a very small charge. Your kids can eat for free every day of the week!
Learn about Midiron. Midiron is one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
The Texas sage or Purple Sage is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
If you live in the desert southwest you might be one of tens of thousands of people who have a pool. Should you let your dog swim in it with you?
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Looking for a good deal? Like to shop flea markets? Here are details about local are swap meets and mercados in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Goodyear and more.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Get dressed up for these Halloween events and costume contests at various restaurants and bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Here are some of the best sports bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Find out how you can get a passport or passport card for travel to Mexico in the Phoenix area. Includes ten tips about getting a passport.
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
If you are researching homes online, it can be confusing as to what sellers mean when they advertise a home. What's the difference between a townhome or townhouse and a patio home? What's the definition of a duplex? What's a gemini? Here is the definition of a Townhome or Townhouse. Page 4.
If you are really hungry or like a lot of variety, these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Phoenix will satisfy for a very reasonable price.
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
Since many parts of the greater Phoenix area are relatively new, you'll find that many communities here have Homeowners' Associations. Some people hate them. Some people love them. First, you need to understand them.
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
Here's what you need to know about marriage licenses in AZ, and what you have to do to get one.
See a list of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Greater Phoenix area during the month of December.
See which restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
The Arizona State Fair is one of the biggest fall events in Phoenix, held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix, Arizona.
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
Black widow spiders are common in the Southwest, and they are venomous. Here's what to do if you are bitten by a black widow spider.
See pictures of different birds that are often seen in the greater Phoenix area. These Phoenix bird photos were submitted by residents and visitors to Arizona.
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants. Page 12.
Want a challenging hike with great city views? Try Piestewa Peak Recreation Area. Piestewa Peak used to be called Squaw Peak.
See pictures and get details about the free factory tours of PING Golf in Phoenix, Arizona. Karsten Manufacturing makes PING golf clubs in Phoenix, and offers a limited number of free tours throughout the year.
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
See a calendar of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area in January.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
The oleander is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Are you ready for some football? See the current schedule for the Arizona Cardinals and find out how to buy Cardinals football tickets. Page 2.
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
The saguaro is often mispronounced by people who are not familiar with it. Find out the right way to say it, and see an image of a beautiful saguaro.
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
See the October 2014 schedule for Arizona Fall League Baseball. Find out how to get tickets, and see schedules, team info and stadium details. Page 3.
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
Is photo radar helping to minimize injuries, or is photo radar an invasion of our privacy? Read one opinion about what those red light cameras and speed cameras mean to our citizens.
You can sneak a peek into the life of Allison DuBois each week on NBC in a TV show called Medium. Find out more about the real Allison DuBois.
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
Find a recreational cooking class in Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona. These cooking classes are for all levels of cooks, and are offered by local professional chefs and cooks. Page 2.
These farms offer October harvest festival pumpkin picking, corn mazes and other family-friendly activities for a great day trip from Phoenix.
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Get the 2014 regular season schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This schedule includes all the home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Page 2.
How to obtain a real estate license in Arizona.
Get the details -- where it is, how much it is and the hours -- for Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Peoria, Arizona. Page 5.
If you have moved to Arizona you must register your vehicle through the MVD. Here is a step-by-step guide to out-of-state vehicle registration in Arizona.
A study of crime statistics puts the city of Phoenix and the metro area in the list of the most dangerous cities to live in.
You can ski in Arizona. There are various ski resorts around the state, including the popular Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.