How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Kid

The summer months are coming soon and parents all over the Valley are scrambling to find ideas for ways to keep their kids busy or provide weekly childcare while they are out of school. One solution many parents take advantage of is summer camp. Here are some tips for finding the right summer camp for your kids this year. Why …

Route 66: Traveling the Mother Road in Arizona

Route 66. The Mother Road. The Great American Highway. No matter what you call it, U.S. Route 66 is a valuable part of American history and we are lucky to have ready access to some of the best spots to see along the historic highway right here in Arizona. These are some highlights of our favorite places to visit along …

Tips for Getting Your Kids Involved in Sports

There are many great options for getting your kids involved in local sports programs here in the Valley of the Sun. Whether you want them to participate in team sports or as an individual, here are a few things to keep in mind when you are selecting a sport for your child.

Visiting Tucson – Great Getaways in Arizona

It’s always surprising to hear how many Phoenicians have never spent time in Tucson. Just a short distance south of the Phoenix metropolitan area is a charming gem of southwestern sights to see. Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, but ASU fans shouldn’t let that stop them from enjoying the many fascinating places to see in Pima County. …

Hiking with Kids in Arizona

As Arizonans, we love to hit the trails and enjoy the beauty of our desert environment. Hiking with kids is a fun way to spend time and get outside, but it is critical to be well prepared so you can make the hike enjoyable and safe for your children before you go. As experienced hikers, we have a few things …

Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

One of the best things about living in Arizona is ready access to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park is one of our very favorite places to visit, all year round. On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon will celebrate it’s centennial – it was designated a National Park 100 years …

Celebrate the Holidays Arizona-Style

It is the season for the wonders and magic of the holidays! Arizona brings its own special flavor to the holidays, with western scenes, Cowboy Christmas celebrations, stunning luminaria displays and unforgettable desert magic. Nothing warms the heart on a cold evening in the desert, whether in the tall pines or the Valley of the Sun, like the soft glow …

Fairs and Festivals in Phoenix – November 2018

November is the perfect time of year in Arizona for you and your family to get out and enjoy the weather and see the sights you can only see in the Sonoran Desert. The Phoenix area offers plenty of fairs and festivals this month to get you outside and entertained while you gear up for the Holiday season in December. …

Ghostly Places in Arizona – A History of Haunting

As the temperatures begin to drop in Arizona, the thrills and chills of Halloween spookiness begin to creep in. One of the most fascinating, and entertaining, aspects of Arizona is the legendary prevalence of its ghost stories. As the heart of the Wild West, Arizona has had a history of violence, tragedy and mayhem from its earliest days on record. …