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Celebrating Autumn Blooms in the Sonoran Desert

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If you are new to the beautiful and lush environment of the Sonoran Desert, then it’s common to mistake it for having only two seasons: winter and summer. We all know the Summer can be unbearably hot while the Winter can be mostly clear, ranging from cool to warm; with occasional cold rains coming from the northwest. However, the longer …

Exploring Beautiful Arizona in September

Exploring Beautiful Arizona in September

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For those of us who live here, we know that Arizona is more than just a hot desert in the Southwest. There are so many microclimates and landscapes to explore. Along with the heat, the mountains and the expansive landscape are a state filled with natural wonders, charming cities, and lively people. With surprising lakes, majestic mountains, expensive desserts, waterfalls, …

New to Arizona 7 Tips to Stay Cool

New to Arizona? 7 Tips to Stay Cool

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Welcome to Arizona, neighbor! For many Arizona newcomers, our mild winters and unstoppable sunshine are major draws to the area, but few come prepared for the extremes of our summer heat. Never fear! Learning to adjust to central Arizona’s hot summers may seem like a steep learning curve, but small adaptations to your home and lifestyle can make a huge …

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to locals that Phoenix is the hottest major city in the United States. Our city has outdone itself with a staggering average of 107 days a year with temperatures over 99°F, outpacing even Las Vegas which trails us with “only” 70 days in the triple digits. On a warming planet, the intensity of …

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 …