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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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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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Nonprofit Spotlight: Paws’itive Teams Service & Therapy Dogs

(Left to right) Humans: Barbara McKown, Carol Davis, Charli King, Luanne Good. Pups: Izzy, Stark, Ollie and Oscar Location: San Diego, CA. In a nutshell: Paws’itive Teams trains and provides placement of service and therapy dogs to assist people in San Diego County. All dogs (and I mean ALL of them) hold a special place in my […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Monkey Business Cafe

Where: Fullerton, CA.In a nutshell: Nonprofit social entreprise. While visiting Southern California last November, we ate brunch at local restaurant Monkey Business Café. The food was great, the staff nice, the place hip. It wasn’t until we were on our way out that I realized there was more to it. While our family waited for […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Southwest Valley Literacy Association

My first non-profit spotlight goes to a local organization that is near and dear to my heart: Southwest Valley Literacy Association, an affiliate chapter of the national project ProLiteracy America, located in the Phoenix metro, AZ. The mission of ProLiteracy and its affiliates, such as the Southwest Valley Literacy Association, is to teach Literacy and English as a Second...

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Back in Business!

Feeling very, very tiny and blessed in Sedona, AZ 02.2014 After a three-year hiatus and many, MANY life changes (including a cross-country move and a brand new baby boy!) Travel the Unbeaten Path is back. Graduated from a quaint little travel blog to a mighty little travel blog with a purpose. Going forward, along with […]

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