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Snapshot: New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run

New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run, Phoenix, Ariz.

New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run is… 13 obstacles, BBQ, beer and, oh yeah, group outdoor showers! It is a biannual event that has three courses, including: a 6 mile, 3 mile and Kids 1K run riddled with obstacles, a wall of water, two river crossings, a down-and-dirty mud crawl, obstacle course, giant slip ‘n… Read More →

Rappelling a Frozen Arizona Waterfall

Canyoneers standing on frozen creek in front of frozen waterfall
March 19, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

A group of us canyoneers had been trying to get to a frozen waterfall near Mingus Mountain for quite a few years. Last year the snow levels were too high and other years it was not frozen. In February, Phoenix had a rare cold front go through and dropped the daytime highs into the mid-40s.… Read More →

Yoga: Pose of the Soul

woman performing yoga pose on wood floor

Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing flexibility & balance, relieving stress and relaxing. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years. As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling and try to be “one with the universe.”… Read More →

Massage Envy: Getting Rubbed the Right Way

Woman getting a shoulder massage with a red wall behind
February 1, 2011 by in Blogs | Healthcare

I’m standing in a dimly lit room with a table in front of me. There is soothing music emanating from my right. The question I’m asking myself is, “What exactly is my level of comfort?” I quickly undress and fight to entirely cover myself with the sheet while I awkwardly climb onto the heated massage… Read More →

Southern Arizona Day Trips

Mission San Xavier del Bac is also known as the "White Dove of the Desert."
January 30, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

Want to get away, but don’t have the time to plan a vacation? Then a short, fun day trip is the perfect option. Check out this list of southern Arizona attractions to plan a great day trip. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-883-1380 The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural… Read More →

Arizona Wineries: Southeast Arizona

bottle of wine and glass on a picnic table in a vineyard

Looking for a good idea for a weekend getaway? Then visiting the wineries of Southeastern Arizona is the perfect trip for you. Crop Circle 3052 N. Fort Grant Rd. (888) 833-5951 January 1 – May 31: Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 1 – Dec 31: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. –… Read More →

Phoenix Day Trips

Phoenix is full of fun destinations for a short day trip.
January 16, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

Want to get away, but don’t have the time to plan a vacation? Then a short, fun day trip is the perfect option. Check out this list of Phoenix attractions to plan a great day trip. Boyce Thompson Arboretum 37615 U.S. Hwy. 60, Superior 520-689-2811 Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden, the arboretum is a… Read More →

Northern Arizona Day Trips

The Grand Canyon National Park makes a great day trip.
January 2, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

Want to get away, but don’t have the time to plan a vacation? Then a short, fun day trip is the perfect option. Check out this list of northern Arizona attractions to plan a great day trip. Aravaipa Canyon BLM Safford Field Office: 711 14th Ave., Safford 928-348-4400 Home to unique plant and fish communities,… Read More →

Bed And Breakfasts Around Arizona

Bed and breakfasts can be the perfect option for those who'd like to get away while still enjoying the comforts of home.
December 26, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Getting away for the weekend can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to have the comforts of home available even while away on vacation.  Bed and breakfasts can be the perfect option for those who’d like to get away while still enjoying the comforts of home. Here’s a list of bed and breakfasts around Arizona… Read More →

Arizona Wineries: Eglin & Sonoita

photo of vineyard
December 19, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Looking for a good idea for a day trip? Then visiting the wineries of Eglin and Sonoita South of Tucson is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Elgin and Sonoita in southern Arizona. Charron Vineyards 18585 South Sonoita Hwy (520) 762-8585 charronvineyards.com Fri–Sun: 10-6 Open Daily by Appointment Dos… Read More →

Arizona On The Silver Screen 2000-2010 (Part 7)

Soldier standing in a field of oil with oil wells burning behind
December 12, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Here’s Part 7 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 2000-2010. South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 Benson Nurse Betty 2000 Kingman, Grand Canyon Price of Glory 2000 Nogales Traffic 2000 Nogales Flintstones-Viva Rock Vegas 2000 Page Titan A.E. 2000… Read More →

Luxury At UltraLuxe Scottsdale Theater

luxury movie theater lobby
November 30, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Events

Going to the movies will never be the same thanks to the newly remodeled luxury theater UltraLuxe, owned by San Diego-based UltraStar Cinemas. Located on Indian Bend Road and the 101 in Scottsdale, the renovation of the former United Artists theater was completed by DeRito Partners, an Arizona brokerage firm specializing in retail. The grand… Read More →

Arizona On The Silver Screen 1990-1999 (Part 6)

two bad people embracing
November 28, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Here’s Part 6 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1990-1999. A Home at the End of the World 1990 Phoenix Days of Thunder 1990 Phoenix Fire Birds 1990 Tucson Madhouse 1990 Phoenix, Tucson The Grifters 1990 Phoenix Young Guns II… Read More →

Arizona Wineries: Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona wineries grapes on the vine
November 20, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Do you have a penchant for wine and travel? Then visiting the wineries of Northern Arizona is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Northern Arizona. Granite Creek Vineyards 2515 Road 1 East – Chino Valley (928) 636-2003 granitecreekvineyards.com Fri–Sun: 1-5 Jerome Winery 403 Clark Street – Jerome (928) 639-9067… Read More →

Arizona On The Silverscreen 1980-1989 (Part 5)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - three people in a phone booth
November 14, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Here’s Part 5 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1980-1989. Stir Crazy 1980 Florence, Tucson Used Cars 1980 Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson Tom Horn 1980 Tucson Let’s Spend the Night Together 1981 Arizona State University Private Lessons 1981 Phoenix The Cannonball… Read More →