Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Phoenix: 2021 Edition

Ready to put last year’s catastrophic Halloween behind you? We bet you are. Now that life is beginning to look and feel a bit more normal, your kids’ bodies are telling you that they need sugar — lots and lots of sugar. (Hey, you can’t really blame them after missing out on trick-or-treating last time […]

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Arizona’s Most Romantic & Secluded Valentine’s Day Getaways

It’s Valentine’s Day once again, and that can only mean one thing: Mini road trip. You thought we were going to say “romance,” didn’t you? Well, we kinda are, as there’s no better romantic getaway than a peaceful, socially distanced, crowd-free road trip. So, take an extended weekend vacation with your lovey-dovey — you two […]

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2021 in Phoenix

ASU’s Lunar New Year event: canceled. PVCC’s 8th annual celebration: canceled. Ditto for University of Arizona and Desert Ridge Marketplace’s yearly festivals. Even Phoenix Chinese Week, the area’s largest Lunar New Year party, won’t be taking place in 2021. What a bao-mmer.  But this is the Year of the Ox — a year in which […]

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31 Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays Near Phoenix

Looking to take a little holiday lights tour of Phoenix? Sure, there are some great pay-to-see Christmas decorations and displays around the Valley of the Sun; but don’t miss out on all those residential neighborhoods that deck the halls during the holiday season. Make these festively decorated houses in Arizona part of your “Who Wants […]

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8 Safe Trick-or-Treating Ideas During the Pandemic

Although Arizona slowed down its COVID-19 transmission rate over the summer, we’re certainly not out of the pandemic-ravaged woods yet. Maricopa County and most of the Phoenix Valley is still considered a “high risk” area, according to the CDC, and normal trick-or-treating is not recommended. (Neither are trunk-or-treats/trick-or-trunks, hayrides, haunted houses or any other traditional […]

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Ranking the Best Arizona Water Parks near Phoenix

Ranking the Best Arizona Waterparks near Phoenix
Now that Arizona’s summer has arrived, your home’s air conditioning is working overtime. Why not give that AC unit a break by bringing the family to a splash pad, park, or public pool? Rub in the SPF, pack a few towels into your beach bag, and dive into some fun at these local waterparks near […]

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Tips & Tricks to Have the Best Drive-In Theater Experience

Tips and Tricks to Have the Best Drive-In-Theater Experience
Decades ago, when times were simpler, drive-in theaters were all the rage. It was where Americans experienced the sheer terror of Hitchcock’s Psycho, the brilliance of Kubrick and Kirk Douglas in Spartacus, and the toe-tapping tunes and choreography from West Side Story. Ah, that was the life! In 1960, there were over 4000 drive-ins in America. Today, you […]

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Arizona Landscaping Tips to Repel Scorpions

Arizona Landscaping Tips to Repel Scorpions
If you live in the Valley, particularly in the less-populated areas of Prescott or Surprise, AZ, you may have come across a few scorpions. With a few dozen species of scorpions inhabiting the Phoenix region, bare-footed backyard shenanigans are highly frowned upon. Although difficult to control, scorpions can be repelled with some clever landscaping and […]

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