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A Quick Guide to Spring Training in Arizona

Note to readers: this post contains a sponsored link from HotelPlanner.com. I’ve had Arizona on my mind lately! Aside from the fact that cacti and succulents are so popular right now, baseball’s spring training season brings me right back to our days in Phoenix. While living in Arizona, I learned how spring training was a […]

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10 family-friendly Places Downtown Phoenix

  We left Phoenix over a month ago, and I finally got a chance to compile my favorite family-friendly spots downtown. I love that downtowns all over the country have become much more kid-friendly these days! (During the day, at least) Below are 10 places we recommend and truly enjoyed visiting with our son while […]

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Flagstaff: Best of Autumn in Northern Arizona

Early Fall in Phoenix means one thing: nothing. We do get a break from the triple digits, but if you’re looking for color-changing leaves or sweater weather, we don’t get it until November. And since our social media feeds are flooded with beautiful Autumn-y pictures from our friends and family up north and east, we […]

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Top 3 Staycation Resorts in Phoenix

We may live in the middle of the desert, but there are so many swanky hotels, golf resorts, upscale shopping, and local dining options in the Valley of the Sun that we might even forget that. During the fall, winter and spring months, Metro Phoenix is a giant playground for snowbirds. In the summer, though, […]

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Tanque Verde Ranch: A quintessential Western Adventure

Our summer has been jam-packed with fun activities! We’re really savoring it all, since I go back to work this fall for the first time since baby was born. {Deep breaths, mama, deep breaths}. A couple of weeks ago we had our camping adventure in Northern Arizona, and last weekend we headed south to Tucson […]

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The truth about camping with a baby

When REI invites you to go camping and to try out their gear, 1) you do a happy dance 2) with baby in tow, you pack up and go. We reserved a spot in a family-friendly campground up in the Arizona mountains, where we could escape the Phoenix summer heat (which is comparable to stepping […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Preserving the Arizona Trail

Image credit: Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center Moving to Arizona has been an adventure much bigger than I could have ever imagined. Since I spent most of my life living in predominantly green areas near the Atlantic Ocean, moving to a landlocked state out west was a great opportunity to see/do/explore a completely different […]

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A guide to Sedona II: Food, Art, and More Breathtaking Views

A few weeks ago, I started a two-part post on 10 things to do around Sedona. Now that we have the hikes covered,  I’m sharing five activities that don’t require a single ounce of athleticism, and still provide you with a great Red Rock Country experience. These are all budget/kid/vegetarian-friendly attractions the whole family can enjoy. 1. […]

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A guide to Sedona: 5 Breathtaking hikes you should take

When I first moved Arizona, my fiance immediately took me to visit Sedona. “I have a feeling you’ll love that place,” he said.  I had heard great things about it from my yogi/spiritually-attuned friends, so I was excited. Fast-track to a year and a half later, and I’ve gone back six times. Since it’s only […]

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Great Arizona Picnic

Two weekends ago we attended the Great Arizona Picnic as part of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and I’m just now getting around to writing a recap – yikes. You can’t go wrong with food in abundance, live music and spending family time outdoors on a nice spring day, so if you live in the Phoenix metro […]

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