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Weekend Getaway: Sedona

Sedona has become of the country’s favorite vacation destinations, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find breathtaking scenery, beautiful weather, and a myriad of activities that will keep you coming back for more. Luckily in Tempe, this spiritual mecca is only a few hours away, so it’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Here’s what you can explore in and around Sedona.   Play Outdoors Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest, wilderness areas and state parks. It’s the perfect area for biking, fishing, horseback riding, running and more! There is no shortage of outdoor

A Guide to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is a great chance to make changes in your life, whether in your career, health or personally. However, making lasting change is hard, which is why so many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions within a month. In fact, only eight percent of people are show to keep their resolutions. Here are some tips on how you can make successful goals for 2019 and keep them.   Pick the Right Resolution – and Keep it Simple Many people start the new year with these grand resolutions that aren’t really realistic. That is their first downfall.

Tempe’s Art Museums

Tempe’s art culture is ever changing and ever growing. You’ll find creative and authentic paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and even film in the city’s local art museums, but you’ll find artists’ expressions displayed around the city as well. Even if you’re a regular at in Tempe’s museums, the exhibits are always changing, so there is always something new to see. Here’s what’s current:   ASU Art Museum 51 E. 10th St The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine, is recognized for its cutting edge exhibits and innovative programming that

Best Foods to Pack for Your Next Hike

When you’re out backpacking for the day, you need to be sure to bring food that will energize, nourish and strengthen you, but also tastes good. Here are some suggestions for your next hike:   Trail Mix Trail mix is an obvious choice for hiking snacks because it is lightweight and easily portable. Usually it is a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruit tossed together without cooking or lightly roasting. It provides a good source of protein to energize you and carbohydrates to keep you going. Stop at the store to pick some up for your next hike, or

Stargazing in Arizona

Stargazing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy whenever there’s a beautiful night sky. But we know that Arizona takes stargazing up a few notches. Flagstaff and Sedona have some stellar nighttime sights. According to Airbnb, those two cities top its list of 10 places to stargaze, base on the percentage of host profiles who promote stargazing as a selling point. No matter what city you’re in, you can find a dark sky to observe a starry night not far away. Kitt Peak National Observatory Home of the largest array of optical and radio telescopes in the

Tempe Bike Trails to Check Out

Tempe is a great city for biking. In 2015 it became a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award winner with over 175 miles of bike paths and trails. If you don’t have your own bike, grab a rental and hit up one of these great biking trails: Rio Salado Pathway Length: 12 miles The Rio Salado Pathway (aka Tempe Town Lake Trail) is a paved trail that runs along both banks of the Salt River. Starting west of Tempe, the trail passes by Tempe Beach Park, Mill Avenue, the Tempe Marketplace and Sloan Park to end in Riverview Park in Mesa.

8 Arizona Breweries You Should Visit

Beer enthusiasts around the Grand Canyon state would agree that over the last half decade, Arizona breweries have grown exponentially. Phoenix and Tucson, in particular, have exploded their numbers of craft breweries, as Arizona residents have fallen hard for beer from small and independent brewers. In Tucson alone, seven new breweries opened up in 2016 and another one opened its doors just at the turn of 2017. However, there are lots of craft beer watering holes all throughout the state, which makes it a haven for beer lovers who love to road trip through the Southwest. Here are eight that

Arizona Bucket List

Arizona is full of cool things to see and do, with everything from sweeping vistas to scenic hikes, funky artists colonies to relaxing resorts, historical monuments to only-in-Arizona museums. Below are the must-do items to add to your bucket list when traveling to Arizona. Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon yawns across a remote part of Arizona roughly 80 miles from the closest towns, such as Flagstaff and Tuba City. If seeing the majestic canyon is your top priority, the best option is to stay at Grand Canyon Village, a historic town on the canyon’s Southern rim built for the sole purpose of accommodating tourists.

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