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Wallethub ranks Arizona tops for road trips

  As author of an Arizona travel guide, Backroads & Byways of Arizona (The Countryman Press, 2010), I didn't need Wallethub to tell me that Arizona is tops for road trips, but you might. From the site's chart above, you can see its research found Arizona ranks #1 in terms of the cost of driving and accommodations. Summers in Arizona, … [Read More...]

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Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Book Sale

It's time for the summer Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Book Sale. It takes place this year 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Friends Book Donation Warehouse, 1330 N. 29th Dr., Phoenix (south of McDowell Road and north of the Papago Freeway). You'll find used books, CDs and DVDs for $2 or less each and also a special … [Read More...]


Cycling — the cheapest ride in Phoenix

A huge fan of the bike, I'd take my mountain bike all over Greater Phoenix if I had more time. The best thing about riding is it's free. In this area, you have your choice of hundreds of miles of canal banks, mountain trails, paved paths and bike lanes -- and the trip won't cost you a cent. If you're from out of town and want to take advantage … [Read More...]


Find your next deal on Twitter

  Hey, I can't do it all. But if you're on Twitter, there is more help with finding good deals on how to live well in Phoenix without breaking your bank. Just follow these tweeps: azcentral - deals  The Arizona Republic reporter Sue Doerfler helps you keep up with the best deals in town with her tweets about how to save on your haircuts, … [Read More...]

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Get your pancakes cheap at IHOP–one day only!

To celebrate 56 years in business, IHOP (International House of Pancakes, as it was first known) has a great offer coming up for you at participating restaurants: On July 8, 2014, you can order a short stack of buttermilk pancakes and pay only 56 cents. The offer runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., closing time. If you were around the year Al and Jerry … [Read More...]

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Surfing lessons in Greater Phoenix

  Did you know Arizona has its own Waikiki? That's right, this splash of beach is part of Tempe's Big Surf Waterpark, home of America's original wave pool in the desert. Big Surf offers surfing-only sessions twice daily all summer long to Surf Season Pass holders, starting at $99 (child's morning or evening pass). The Surf Season … [Read More...]

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