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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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Move over Coachella: Why I prefer small & local music festivals

Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be at Coachella right now, and I hope to go one day (I’m looking at you, sister-in-law!) and experience all the hype of big name acts, desert ‘glamping’ and Native American/hippie/somewhat confusing fashion statements. Some of my past favorites include Sunfest in Florida and Music Midtown in Atlanta. But why do […]

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A Guide to SXSW (and other festivals) on a Budget

If I could I’d go to every single music festival there is; I love everything about them! How realistic that is, however, I’m not sure, since festival tickets are extremely expensive these days! Bonaroo tickets start at $300 and Coachella at $375 for general admission single day passes. Add food, drinks, and accommodations, and that’s easily […]

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Hanging with giants: Arizona Balloon Classic

A couple of weeks ago my bucket list got a major checkmark – we attended the The Arizona Balloon Classic and it was by far one of the coolest things I’ve done in town! For christmas I bought us these festival tickets not really knowing much about it. There isn’t enough information on their website, but for the […]

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Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival

Location: Scottsdale, AZ.Date: 01.10.15. 10am-6pmRating: ★★. My favorite part of being back on Twitter has been finding out about local events that would otherwise pass me by; that’s how I learned about the first edition of the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival, which happened earlier this month in Scottsdale. I’m a vegetarian and I love food, so you […]

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Denver, Colorado and the GREAT American Beer Festival

Location: Denver, Colorado.Travel date: September 29-October 2, 2011. It’s only appropriate that I found this book near Colorado Springs! This wasn’t the most conventional trip out there, but it sure was a pretty good final leg of my birthMONTH celebration. Since January we started planning for the Great American Beer Festival – or GABF, for […]

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