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Rides, Concerts, Games, Food, Exhibits: Arizona...
The Arizona State Fair comes to the Valley every fall. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the Arizona State Fair.
50+ Things to Do in Phoenix in October
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
20 Must-See Destinations in Phoenix
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.
Are You Ready For Some Football? 2015 Super...
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.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
October is fall harvest month! These farms in Arizona specialize in pumpkin patches and pumpkin picking in the weeks before Halloween.
What's the Weather Like in Phoenix?
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures fro each month.
Address, Directions and Map to Arizona State...
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.
Things That Go Bump in the Night: Halloween in...
Looking for some creepy, spooky, fun activities for Halloween in metro Phoenix? More than 75 events every year for adults, children and families.
60+ Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list! Community performances, fundraisers, workshops and activities for all ages.
Frightful Fun at Phoenix Haunted Attractions
Scary! Here is your guide to Halloween haunted house attractions in the Phoenix, Arizona area, with dates, prices and locations. Bwahahaha!
Scorpion Sting? Ouch! Here is What You Should Do.
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.
Retail Sales Tax Rates For Phoenix, Scottsdale...
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
What's Going on In Arizona with Daylight Saving?
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
Phoenix in November? Lots Happening Here!
The big list of things to do in Greater Phoenix in November includes annual festivals, events, and activities. Some are even free admission.
How Much is Sales Tax in Arizona?
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.
Winter Rye Grass
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.
I Want Tacos! Arizona Taco Festival
Tacos, chili peppers, tequila - don your biggest, brightest sombrero and come to the Arizona Taco Festival at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yay! It's Time for the Arizona State Fair
The Arizona State Fair is one of the biggest fall events in Phoenix, held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix, Arizona.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin in Arizona
These farms offer October harvest festival pumpkin picking, corn mazes and other family-friendly activities for a great day trip from Phoenix.
Everything You Need to Know about Child...
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.
2014 AZ Ballot Propositions: Arizona Votes
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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Adults Only: Halloween at Restaurants, Bars and...
Get dressed up for these Halloween events and costume contests at various restaurants and bars in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
Learn how to identify the Arizona Giant Hairy Scorpion, a common scorpion found in Arizona.
Median vs. Average
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.
Metro Phoenix: Best Free Things To Do and See
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.
Which Chile Peppers are Which?
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
The Big Guide: Pumpkin Patches and Halloween in...
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!
White Knuckles on the Apache Trail Scenic Drive
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
Do You Have Valley Fever? You Might, and Not...
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.
When Baseball is Over, It's Not. It's Fall...
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.
Guide to Rocky Point, Mexico: Directions,...
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.
Central Arizona Better Business Bureau
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.
Check Out Events and Festivals in Phoenix in...
Annual festivals and events held during the month of December in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
Myth: AZ Doesn't Have Mosquitoes. Truth: Some...
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.
Who's Performing in Phoenix in November?
See calendar list of the shows, plays and concerts performing in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area in November.
Map of Phoenix METRO Light Rail Stations -...
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
Honoring Our Ancestors: El Dia de los Muertos...
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.
Your Ultimate Guide to January Events in Phoenix
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.
The Best Places for Free and Fun Family...
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.
Be on Your Guard Against This Clever Scam
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
Work for Arizona? Take a Day Off!
Aside from Sundays, Arizona recognizes 14 dates as state holidays.
Who's Performing in Phoenix in October?
List of the shows and concerts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale in October. See big name bands, Broadway-quality plays and other performances.
Why the Grand Canyon is Worth a Short Trip
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Everything You Need to Know about Arizona Taxes
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Everything You Need to Know About Craigslist...
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
Polkas, Brats, Beer and Fun! Oktoberfest in...
Where can you celebrate Oktoberfest in Phoenix, Arizona with German beer, food, dance and costumes? Here's the list with dates and details.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Which are the 10 Biggest Cities in Arizona?
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
When Baseball Season is Over, Baseball in...
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!
In the Greater Phoenix Area? These Museums Have...
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.
Up Late in Phoenix? These Places Are Open 24...
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.
Dress it Up For Halloween in Arizona
Where to find Halloween costumes for adults, kids and even pets in and around the Phoenix, AZ area.
10 Things to Know About Arizona Liquor Laws
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.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center...
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
Look Up! Hot Air Balloons Take Flight in Phoenix
The Arizona Balloon Classic is a balloon festival in Phoenix. Get the schedule, prices, see photos and read my tips for attending.
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
Sun Devil Stadium Seating Chart at ASU
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.
Addresses, Phone Numbers and Interactive Map of...
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.
We Have Scorpions in Arizona: Deal With It!
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.
Elevations of Arizona Cities
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.
Take This to the Polls: AZ Ballot Propositions...
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.
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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.
Who Called Me From Area Code 602, 480 0r 623?...
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
How Are Property Taxes Calculated in Arizona?
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.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
Go to the Track in Phoenix
Quick facts and important details about Turf Paradise. Includes directions, ticket info, and and other details about live horse racing in Phoenix.
Concerts! Shows! Plays! December Calendar for...
See a list of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Greater Phoenix area during the month of December.
What You Need to Know About Killer Bees in...
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
Where to Go in Phoenix for Low-Cost Dental Care
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.
Phoenix/Scottsdale Restaurants Serving...
Looking for a restaurant in Phoenix or Scottsdale that is open on Thanksgiving for brunch or dinner? You'll have many choices!
Chlorine Generators 101: What Pool Owners Need...
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.
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
What You Should Know About Working in a Right...
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Escape the Heat at These Phoenix Area Resorts...
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.
What You Should Know About Buying Prescription...
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
Getting Married in AZ? You'll Need One of These.
Here's what you need to know about marriage licenses in AZ, and what you have to do to get one.
Your Best Guide to Barrett-Jackson Classic Car...
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.
Fresh, Local and Fun: Phoenix Farmers' Markets
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
How to Apply for a Passport or Passport Card in...
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.
In Phoenix, On Your FM Dial
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Register Your Out of State Vehicle in AZ
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.
The 13th Floor Haunted House
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.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Find an Adult Store in the Phoenix Area
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
What You Should Do If You're Bitten by a...
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Red Bird of...
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.
Jaz, Jazz and More Jazz in Phoenix
Get the schedule and details about the next Arizona Jazz Festival, held in Phoenix, AZ.
5 Things You Should Know about AZ HOV Lanes
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.
Discover Gilbert Arizona: Arts, Museums and...
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Arizona Scorpion Pictures
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.
Find Things to Do and See in Phoenix in February
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.
How Arizona Ranks: Top Tens, Bottom Tens
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.
Myth or Reality: Cats Are Immune to Scorpion...
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.
Discover Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Texas Sage/Purple...
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.
Discover Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in...
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!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Celebrate in Metro Phoenix!
Your holiday guide for Greater Phoenix includes festivals, music, dance, theatre, eating out and more. Includes Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
How to Get Discounts or Coupons for the Phoenix...
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.
Guide to the 5 Best Grass Types for Arizona Lawns
Learn about Midiron. Midiron is one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
Turkey Trots - Walks and Runs on Thanksgiving Day
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.
Where To Volunteer on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Find out where to volunteer on Thanksgiving and at Christmas in the Phoenix area.
15 Tips to Maintain Your Pool All Year
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.
Best Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
Best Desert Plant Gardening Ideas
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Black Car or White Car?
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
Your Guide to Flea Markets in Phoenix
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.
Your Guide to the Phoenix Airport Rental Car...
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Arizona Unemployment Benefits: 10 Things You...
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
Arizone State Fair & Maricopa County Fair:...
How to take the bus to the State Fairgrounds for Arizona State Fair and Maricopa County Fair.
Choices! Choices! What to Do and See in...
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
Find Your Voting District in AZ
How to find out your Arizona voting district, your Arizona state senator and your Arizona state representatives.
All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Phoenix: Where to Go
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.
Celebrate! 2013 Christmas Holidays in Arizona -...
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.
Fighting Breast Cancer in Phoenix
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October. Find breast cancer walks, events and promotions in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Does My Dog Have Valley Fever? Is it Fatal?
Dogs, like humans, can get Valley Fever. Yes, they can die from it. Here is what it is, how to prevent it, what the symptoms are, and what to do if your dog has Valley Fever.
Ten Great Sports Bars in Scottsdale
Here are some of the best sports bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Phoenix, Arizona Curfew
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
Birds of Phoenix and Arizona
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.
Going to the Phoenix airport? Park it here,...
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has several parking lots. Sometimes there are coupons, too.
Discover Rawhide's Best Atrractions and...
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Yellow Bells: Colorful Low-Care Plants for Any...
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
Phoenix Light Rail - Tips For Taking the Train
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
Piestewa Peak: Climb a Mountain in the Middle...
Want a challenging hike with great city views? Try Piestewa Peak Recreation Area. Piestewa Peak used to be called Squaw Peak.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins and AMC Movie Theaters...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
Hey Arizona! Are Your Ready for Some Football?
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?
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
5 Tips for Taking Digital Pictures in Bright Sun
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wal-Mart Stores in Arizona
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.
Public Transportation in Phoenix
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
Hit the Trail at South Mountain
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
5 Great Places in Phoenix for Family or Wedding...
Here are five great outdoor spots in the Phoenix area to use as a background for wedding or family photos.
Find a Gas Station Near the Phoenix Airport and...
Use this interactive map to find a gas station near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center.
How to Treat a Black Widow Spider Bite
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.
Outlet Malls
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
It's the Ultimate! It's Arizona's Ultimate...
Get the details about the Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
Does Arizona Allow Gay Marriage?
Does Arizona allow gay marriage? See a brief history of the same-sex marriage debate in Arizona, including the topic of civil unions.
Desert Botanical Garden Pumpkin Festival
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.
Is It Legal to Carry a Gun in Phoenix?
Do you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona? Here's the answer, and how to get a permit for carrying a concealed weapon in Arizona if you want one.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are common in the Southwestern Deserts. Here are the facts you need to know about these venomous spiders.
Driving Times / Mileages from Arizona Cities to...
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
Looking for Indoor Fun? Find it at Peoria AZ's...
Get the details -- where it is, how much it is and the hours -- for Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Peoria, Arizona. Page 5.
What to Know About Gardening Oleander Plants
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.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Bottlebrush Plants
The Bottlebrush, Dwarf Bottlebrush or Red Bottlebrush 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.
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