7 Great Weekend Trips

7 Great Weekend Trips

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While for most of the country, winter is an excuse to hibernate, those of us lucky enough to live in Arizona have access to stunning nature and culture all season long. The rich natural wonder of our state and the warm desert climate make winter weekend trips a must! Here are some of our picks for the best spots to …

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is an arid region covering approximately 100,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico. Warm winters attract tourists to Sonora Desert resorts in Palm Springs, California, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona. It’s the hottest desert in Mexico and the second …

Fun Facts about Glendale, AZ

Fun Facts about Glendale, AZ

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How well do you know Glendale, Arizona? Located a stone’s throw from Phoenix, Arizona, Glendale has made its own mark on the region since it was established in the late 1800s. From antiques to the Super Bowl, from ostriches to chocolates, Glendale has something for everyone. No Drinks Allowed In the 1890s, nightlife in Glendale was a far cry from …

With Rising Temps, Phoenix Thrives at Night

With Rising Temps, Phoenix Thrives at Night

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As the summer months progress in Phoenix, the blasting daytime heat can seem daunting and an unusual shift happens – our city resets itself to a nocturnal clock. From outdoor activities and jobs, to business hours and nature trails, schedules change throughout the city to be open earlier and later, avoiding the peak heat of the afternoon. Whether we like …

Glendale: A Top Affordable City in Arizona

Glendale: A Top Affordable City in Arizona

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The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan centers in the United States, and part of what adds to that energy is the attractive housing market and affordability of the area. Often cited as the most affordable city in the West, Phoenix and its surrounding burgs, like Glendale keep cost of living low while having a lot of …

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

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Sometimes the desert in Arizona gets so hot you have to wonder how other animals get by without the benefit of cooling sunshades. Yet, for centuries Sonoran wildlife has developed and adapted to the extremes of desert temperatures. Part of their strategy is similar to ours – get in the shade for a simple, natural cool. Other fauna is crepuscular …

Gardening in Arizona

Gardening in Arizona

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With spring in Arizona, the desert comes to life, which makes it a great time to get out and garden. During the Spring, the days are getting warmer, but the full heat of summer sun is still in the future. Planting in your garden now is a good way to create some cooling shade in the months to come. Desert …

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

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Here in the Sonoran Desert, we’re used to extremes of hot and dry weather. Sometimes, this can make the reality of climate change seem abstract and hard to see, but rising global temperatures are setting into motion a cascade of drastic changes to ecosystems and weather patterns. From the severe polar vortex winter storms striking the Midwest to the widespread …

Arizona Desert Blooms

Arizona Desert Blooms

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If you live in the desert, you’ve probably noticed the sudden burst of color across the hills and roadsides. Not only has the Spring brought an invigorating greenness to the plants of the Sonoran Desert, but thanks to our Winter rainfall, a full rainbow of blooms is now happening across the region. From late February until May expect to encounter …

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

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With the winter chill behind us, springtime in central Arizona is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the vast beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This year, exploring the desert features not only ideal weather but a bursting display of wildflower blooms. The chance to spot birds, animals and other wildlife also increases, especially as desert reptiles emerge from …