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Avondale recognized as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Posted May 20, 2017 by Experience AZ   Avondale is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 4th time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary […]

The Boys of Summer Are Back!

February 23rd, 2017 Published in Activities, Events, Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

Can you feel it?!  Just a few short weeks until spring but it’s already starting in the Valley of the Sun.  One of the sure fire signs of a change in the seasons is the start of Spring Training and at Those Callaways, we are baseball fans.  For many years we’ve followed the sport and […]

Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River

June 3rd, 2016 Published in Activities, Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

  Hiking along a flowing creek or wading in a natural spring of azure water under a cascading waterfall are actual activities possible in Arizona. Surrounded by dry desert yet alive with riparian flora and fauna, Fossil Creek is one of only two National Wild & Scenic rivers. Open all year, Fossil Creek is fed by Mogollon Rim springs […]

“24 Stunningly Beautiful Places In The Southwest You Need To Visit Before You Die”

October 10th, 2014 Published in Activities, Let's Talk AZ, News and Numbers, The Great Outdoors | 1.Monument Valley, Arizona. Monument Valley is one of the most iconic images of the Southwest […]

Grand Canyon National Park

August 16th, 2012 Published in Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

  Grand Canyon, heard of it? Most of us have; it’s widely considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Did you know that there are many different ways of seeing all of the sights that the Grand Canyon National Park has to offer? You can hike it, raft it, drive it or […]

Gardening in the Valley of the Sun

July 23rd, 2012 Published in Landscaping, Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

Believe it or not, plants with spines and “prickly” in their names aren’t the only green things that grow in the desert. Hearty gardens are possible in the Southwest, the climate of which can support many different types of vegetables, herbs, flowering plants, succulents and fruit trees. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and […]

Swim, Fish and Boat on Saguaro Lake

July 13th, 2012 Published in Activities, The Great Outdoors

  Photo: Saguaro Lake Near Phoenix / Kevin Dooley (via   Just 30 minutes east of Phoenix, Saguaro Lake was formed in 1930 by the Stewart Mountain Dam, flowing with the water from the Salt River. The towering saguaro cacti that dot the landscape along the 22 miles of shoreline give the lake its name. […]

“A Piece of Paradise” at WD Ranch – Payson, AZ

June 25th, 2012 Published in Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

    At about ten degrees cooler than Phoenix, Payson, AZ is only about an hour and a half north of the city. “Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town” is part of Arizona’s Rim Country, so named due to the overwhelming presence of the Mogollon Rim. Largely preserved as a natural forest, the Rim has an abundance […]

Meteor Crater – “World’s Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site”

June 23rd, 2012 Published in Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

Ever wonder what the Earth was like 50,000 years ago? Meteor Crater gives you the opportunity to look into the past. Also known as Barringer Meteroite Crater, the crater created when Earth was struck by an iron-nickel meteorite is widely viewed as the best preserved meteorite impact site in the world. Though the meteorite (known as the Canyon […]

Free Falling at Skydive Arizona

June 18th, 2012 Published in Let's Talk AZ, The Great Outdoors

  Flying through the air with the greatest of ease isn’t just for daring young people on the flying trapeze. Anyone can do it! At least anyone can fly through the air, the ease comes with practice. And practice you can, at Skydive Arizona™. As the world’s largest skydiving center, it boasts an average of […]