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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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 by month.
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.
10+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tons of September Fun in Metro Phoenix
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'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.
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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona
Celebrations and programs in the Greater Phoenix area that are focused on Hispanic culture and heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
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.
Do You Have Valley Fever?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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. This scorpion is venomous and can be dangerous.
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.
Things That Go Bump in the Night: Halloween in...
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.
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.
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.
Scorpions in Arizona: How to Identify and Deal...
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.
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.
Be Prepared for Arizona Monsoon
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
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.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
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.
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
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.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
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.
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 2014 dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
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.
Your Guide to Arizona's South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Who Called Me From Area Code 602, 480 0r 623?...
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
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.
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.
Eat and Be Merry! It's Arizona Restaurant Week!
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.
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.
FM Radio Stations in Phoenix, Arizona
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Who's Coming to Phoenix to Perform in September?
Here are the shows, plays and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale during the month of September.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Car or White Car?
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
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.
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.
Discover Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
Enjoy Free Ballet Performances Under the Stars
Ballet Arizona performs for free in Valley parks around the Greater Phoenix area. Here are the details about Ballet Under the Stars.
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.
Does It Ever Rain in Phoenix, AZ?
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
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.
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 the Absolute Best Ways to Celebrate...
Community festivals where you can take the kids to have Easter fun in the Phoenix area.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
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!
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.
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.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many 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.
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?
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten Great Sports Bars in Scottsdale
Here are some of the best sports bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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.
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.
Haboobs in Phoenix
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
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.
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.
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 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.
Don't Make These Common Swimming Pool...
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
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.
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.
Arizona DUI Proceedings
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
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.
What are Homeowners' Associations?
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.
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.
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.
Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Minimum Wage in Arizona
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
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!
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.
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.
Try These AZ Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can You Have a Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Arizona?
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
What to Expect When Touring PING Golf Factory
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 Curfew
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Public Transportation in Phoenix
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
Who's Performing in Phoenix / Scottsdale in...
See a calendar of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area in January.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins and AMC Movie Theaters...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
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.
Discover Gilbert Arizona: Arts, Museums and...
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
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?
Saguaro Cactus - How Do You Pronounce 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.
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.
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.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
Photo Radar in Phoenix
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.
Meet the Real Allison DuBois: Arizona's...
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: 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.
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.
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.
How Does the Food Stamp Program Work in Phoenix?
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Arizona Diamondbacks Schedule 2014
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
How to obtain a real estate license in Arizona.
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.
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.
Beware. Phoenix is Dangerous.
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.
Skiing and Snowboarding in Arizona? You Betcha!
You can ski in Arizona. There are various ski resorts around the state, including the popular Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.
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