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Honor Our Fallen on Memorial Day 2015
Find out where you can honor our fallen veterans on Memorial Day 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
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.
Phoenix in May: Temperatures are Rising, But...
Find special events and things to do during the month of May in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
20+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Treat Yourself Like You're Special. These...
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
Make a Summer Day Awesome for Your Kid at a...
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
Who Called Me From Area Code 602, 480 0r 623?...
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
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.
Median and Average are the Same Things, Right?
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.
Purple Sage
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.
Is There Anything to Do in Phoenix In June?...
Find annual festivals and events held during the month of June in the Phoenix area. Includes events and activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities. Some are free.
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.
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.
Escape the Heat at These Phoenix Area Resorts...
Find out which resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix have the best pools, water features and kids activities for summer fun. Page 1 of 9.
You're in Phoenix. Don't Touch that Clock.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Oooh. Aaah. Glowing Hot Air Balloons in Cave...
Get information about the 2015 Cave Creek Balloon Festival, held in winter, just north of Phoenix, AZ.
What You Need to Know About Arizona Monsoon
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
Birds of Phoenix and Arizona - Gallery 1
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.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
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.
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
Learn how to identify the Arizona Bark Scorpion, a common scorpion found in Arizona.
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 2014.
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.
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.
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.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
When is the First and Last Day of School?
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
Oleander
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 18.
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.
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.
Guide to the 5 Best Grass Types for Arizona Lawns
Learn about Palmetto St Augustine, one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
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.
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.
Lantana
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 26.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
Tubing on the Salt River in AZ
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
Do You Need a Passport or Passport Card to Go...
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.
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.
See That Show, Hear That Band. Phoenix Concert...
See a listing of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area during the month of May.
Hot Summer Deals at Scottsdale Resorts
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has special packages that are just right for a one or two night getaway. Plan a 2015 summer staycation in Arizona.
Everything You Need to Know about Arizona Taxes
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
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.
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
Bottlebrush
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 70.
Dog in the Pool. Yay or Nay?
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?
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.
Orange Jubilee
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 56.
Mexican Petunia
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.
Ornamental Grass
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 36.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Fairy Duster
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 45.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
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.
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.
Rattlesnake Bite? Here is What You Should Do!
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Be Prepared for Arizona Monsoon
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
Bull Snake
See pictures of both venomous and nonvenomous snakes found in the Greater Phoenix area (Maricopa County) including the Gopher Snake. Page 33.
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.
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.
Don't Make These Common Swimming Pool...
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
Discover the Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Turkey Vulture
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. Page 12.
Get in for Free! International Museum Day in...
Several museums in the Phoenix area celebrate International Museum Day and Museum Month with free admissions and gifts.
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.
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.
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.
Red Bird of Paradise
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.
Reduce the Number of Telemarketing Calls: Do...
You can enroll in the national do not call registry to stop telemarketers from calling. Many states, including Arizona, have their own Do Not Call lists.
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.
Bands. Shows. Phoenix, AZ Calendar for June!
Here is the calendar with the hottest shows and bands playing in the Greater Phoenix area (Phoenix and Scottsdale) during the month of June.
Yellow Bells / Trumpet Bush
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 61.
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.
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.
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.
Gettin' Wet 'n' Wild in Phoenix
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about the 2105 Wet 'n' Wild Water Park season in Phoenix, AZ.
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
Photo Guide of Arizona's State Tree
The Palo Verde tree is the state tree of Arizona. It has a green trunk and green branches, and blooms with bright yellow flowers.
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.
What Types of Homes Will You Find in the...
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.
We Love Our Arizona Diamondbacks! Trivia,...
Get the 2015 regular season schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This schedule includes all the home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Page 2.
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.
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.
Crissal Thrasher
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. Page 49.
What is the 2015 Minimum Wage in Arizona?
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Escape the Desert Heat at Three Phoenix Water...
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
Bougainvillea
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 8.
Summer + Phoenix = Cool Movie Programs For Kids
Each summer Phoenix area Harkins movie theaters have cheap movies for kids. Here are the details about summer movies for Phoenix kids.
Pack Up the RV, We're Heading to Rocky Point
Read 5 tips for RV travel to Rocky Point, Mexico and details about the most popular beachfront RV parks.
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.
It's Easy if You Know How It Works: 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.
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.
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.
Meet the Real Allison DuBois: Arizona's...
You can sneak a peek into the life of Allison DuBois in a TV show called Medium. Find out more about the real Allison DuBois.
Easy Desert Plants
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.
Saguaro Cactus
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.
Roadrunner
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. Page 40.
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.
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?
House Sparrow
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. Page 10.
Phoenix Holiday Temperatures
Here are the average high and low temperatures for Phoenix on some of the most popular holidays of the year.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Tumbleweeds
Are tumbleweeds real? We have the answer to all those questions that you have been itching to ask about tumbleweeds.
One Gallon Bottlebrush
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 73.
Burrowing Owl
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. Page 21.
After You Build a Pool, What Does it Cost?
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
Bougainvillea: Perfect for Your Desert Garden
The bougainvillea 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.
Greater Roadrunner
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. Page 22.
Gambel's Quail
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. Page 32.
Roof Rats in Phoenix? Really?
What is a roof rat, and why do we have them? Find out about roof rats and how to eliminate them.
5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Central Arizona
If you have a bike, there are some great rides right in Central Arizona that are convenient from Phoenix. Whether you are renting a bike for the day, or looking for just a one day getaway, here are the 5 best motorcycle rides from Phoenix.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
Gila Woodpecker
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. Page 6.
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.
Watering Tips for Your Phoenix Lawn
If you have a lawn in the Phoenix area, you should know how long and how often to water the grass for the best lawn while conserving water. Get a watering schedule for summer grass.
Mexican Wolf
See pictures of different animals that have been seen in the greater Phoenix area. These Phoenix creature photos were submitted by residents and visitors to Arizona.
What Kind of Jobs are in Phoenix, AZ?
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Quail Eggs
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. Page 34.
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.
Orange Jubilee or Orange Bells
The Orange Jubilee, or Orange Bells plant, 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.
Lantana: Try Growing This Low-Maintenance...
Lantana 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.
Canadian Lottery
There's a scam going around involving the Canadian lottery. Don't be fooled by con artists claiming that you won.
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.
How To Obtain a Real Estate License in Arizona
How to obtain a real estate license in Arizona.
At Some Point Everyone Needs to Find a Walmart
Get the addresses and phone numbers for Walmart stores in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Glendale and other cities.
AZ Culinary Schools: Cook Like a Pro!
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.
Eat and Be Merry! It's Arizona Restaurant Week!
During Arizona Restaurant Week many fine restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona offer a special three-course meal at a fixed price. Find out how it works.
Mystery Castle in Phoenix: Not a Mystery, Not a...
It isn't really a castle, and after you take the tour it will no longer be a mystery. You can take a tour of this very unusual home in Phoenix, AZ.
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.
Do Rattlesnakes Bite?
There are rattlesnakes and many other varieties of snakes in Arizona. Some are venomous and some are harmless. Here's what you need to know.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Is There Anything to Do (Besides Sweat) in...
See a calendar of things to do in July in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
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.
Gila Monster
See a pictures of a Gila Monster seen in the greater Phoenix area. These Phoenix creature photos were submitted by residents and visitors to Arizona. Page 21.
10 Mistakes People Make When Building a...
Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when they hire a contractor to build a swimming pool. Swimming pool contracts and construction can be confusing--don't make these swimming pool errors!
Phoenix Summers are Hot, and So is the Music
See which bands will be performing at summer concerts in Phoenix, Arizona on their 2015 summer tours.
Plan Your Summer at SunSplash
Get directions, hours and prices for Mesa Golfland SunSplash, a waterpark in summer and amusement park all year long.

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