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The Arizona State Fair comes to the Valley every fall. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the Arizona State Fair.
Looking for some creepy, spooky, fun activities for Halloween in metro Phoenix? More than 75 events every year for adults, children and families.
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.
October is fall harvest month! These farms in Arizona specialize in pumpkin patches and pumpkin picking in the weeks before Halloween.
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.
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
Get dressed up for these Halloween events and costume contests at various restaurants and bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures fro each month.
The big list of things to do in Greater Phoenix in November includes annual festivals, events, and activities. Some are even free admission.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
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.
Scary! Here is your guide to Halloween haunted house attractions in the Phoenix, Arizona area, with dates, prices and locations. Bwahahaha!
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list! Community performances, fundraisers, workshops and activities for all ages.
Get the address, directions and see a map to the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, AZ. This is also the location of the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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.
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated by many people in the Southwest. Find exhibits, festivals, and celebrations in Greater Phoenix.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
In Arizona's 2014 General Election there are three ballot propositions. See what they are, and what they mean to Arizonans. Vote in the unofficial poll.
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!
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.
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.
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
Annual festivals and events held during the month of December in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
These farms offer October harvest festival pumpkin picking, corn mazes and other family-friendly activities for a great day trip from Phoenix.
See calendar list of the shows, plays and concerts performing in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area in November.
Looking for a restaurant in Phoenix or Scottsdale that is open on Thanksgiving for brunch or dinner? You'll have many choices!
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.
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.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
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.
Where to find Halloween costumes for adults, kids and even pets in and around the Phoenix, AZ area.
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.
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
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.
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here's a checklist for you to take to the Arizona polls with you. Complete it at home, and take it with you for faster voting.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Get the schedule and details about the next Arizona Jazz Festival, held in Phoenix, AZ.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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 ten things you should know about Arizona Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, hours bars are open, and who can be served alcohol.
The Arizona State Fair is one of the biggest fall events in Phoenix, held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix, Arizona.
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
See a list of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Greater Phoenix area during the month of December.
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.
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 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.
How to find out your Arizona voting district, your Arizona state senator and your Arizona state representatives.
Your holiday guide for Greater Phoenix includes festivals, music, dance, theatre, eating out and more. Includes Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
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.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Find out where to volunteer on Thanksgiving and at Christmas in the Phoenix area.
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. Page 2.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
Quick facts and important details about Turf Paradise. Includes directions, ticket info, and and other details about live horse racing in Phoenix.
Looking for a healthy walk or run to start your Thanksgiving holiday? Here are the turkey trots in Phoenix, Mesa, Peoria, Goodyear, Anthem, and Fountain Hills.
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.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
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.
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.
There are plenty of festivals and activities that you can attend during the Christmas holidays in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area that don't cost very much at all, and some Phoenix Christmas festivals and events are even free.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October. Find breast cancer walks, events and promotions in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Here are some of the best sports bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
The Arizona Balloon Classic is a balloon festival in Phoenix. Get the schedule, prices, see photos and read my tips for attending.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
Want to eat Thanksgiving dinner at home, but you don't want to cook? These restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area will do that for you.
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
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.
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
Get all the details about Arizona Fall League Baseball. Games are held in the Phoenix area every October and November. The stars of tomorrow play here!
Each January the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts thousand of visitors from all over the globe. Get the current dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
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 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.
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.
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.
See pictures of the 13th Floor Halloween haunted house attraction in the Phoenix, AZ area. These haunted houses are generally not recommended for young children. Page 112.
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.
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.
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.
See pictures of Halloween Phoenix pumpkin patches attractions in the Phoenix, AZ area. Some of these farms and pumpkin patches also offer corn mazes and other activities for Halloween. Page 88.
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
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.
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.
List of the shows and concerts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale in October. See big name bands, Broadway-quality plays and other performances.
Seating chart for Sun Devil Stadium. This seating chart can be used for ASU games, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, and other events at Sun Devil Stadium.
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Details about travel in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Main Phoenix airport is located within minutes of downtown Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Learn about Palmetto St Augustine, one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
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.
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 holiday theater and concerts and Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area. Includes symphony, ballet, opera, plays, puppet shows and every other type of holiday entertainment you can think of!
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.
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
Get the addresses and phone numbers for Wal-mart stores and Wal-Mart Supercenter stores in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Glendale and other cities.
Get information about the 2014 Cave Creek Balloon Festival, held in winter, just north of Phoenix, AZ.
Annual festivals and events calendar for the month of February in the Phoenix area. Includes events and activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
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.
In Phoenix for Thanksgiving? Find a place to go out to eat, places that offer Thanksgiving dinners to go, activities for the holiday weekend, and more.
Want to eat Thanksgiving dinner at home, but you are on a tight budget? Your best value for your 2013 Thanksgiving meal to go might be at your local grocery store.
The saguaro cactus is a very unusual looking tree of the desert. Learn more about the saguaro cactus and see pictures from the Phoenix area.
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!
Are there ever any coupons or discounts offered at the Phoenix Zoo? If you are looking for a Phoenix Zoo coupon, here's your answer.
See pictures of Halloween festivals and community events in the Phoenix, AZ area, including the Halloween Monster Bash & Balloon Illumination in Peoria, AZ. Page 38.
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
Want to cut down your own Christmas tree in one of Arizona's National Forests? You need a permit. Here's how you get one.
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.
Find out about the Stagecoach Village Fine Art and Wine Festival, one of the popular festivals in the Carefree/Cave Creek area of metro Phoenix.
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, 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.
Use this interactive map to find a gas station near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center.
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
See pictures of Halloween festivals and community events in the Phoenix, AZ area, including the Trunk or Treat Halloween Party in Queen Creek, AZ. Page 93.
January is the month for people from all over the country to come to Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona to look at, buy and sell classic and vintage cars.
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.
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 66.
Here's what you need to know about marriage licenses in AZ, and what you have to do to get one.
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
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.
See pictures of Halloween festivals and community events in the Phoenix, AZ area, including GlendOberfest, the Glendale Family Halloween event in Glendale, AZ. Page 51.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
You can ski in Arizona. There are various ski resorts around the state, including the popular Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.
See a calendar of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area in January.
See pictures of Halloween festivals and community events in the Phoenix, AZ area, including the Gilbert Annual Family Halloween Carnival in Gilbert, AZ. Page 45.
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
See pictures of Halloween festivals and community events in the Phoenix, AZ area, including the Ghost Ball, a the Halloween event in Scottsdale, AZ. Page 73.
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
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 47.
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
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.
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.