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Slide Rock named one of America’s 10 best state parks

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Fodor’s Travel recently named Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona as one of the most loved and cherished state parks in America on the “America’s 10 Best State Parks” list. According to Fordor’s Travel, “There’s pretty much one reason and one reason only to visit Slide Rock State Park, seven miles north of Sedona:… Read More →

Stars Shine Bright and Red Rocks Glimmer in Verde Canyon

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What Sedona and the Verde Valley lack in traffic signals and street lamps, they trade in exchange for brilliant star shine bursting with galaxies and distant planets. City slickers enjoy an awestruck adventure stargazing beneath the summer sky in Arizona’s remote Verde Canyon wilderness. A canyon cruise by moonlight via Verde Canyon Railroad has long… Read More →

Sedona 1 of ’20 Best Small Towns to Visit’

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The Smithsonian Magazine has just named Sedona as one of the most remarkable towns in America on its “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014” list. Here is what the Smithsonian Magazine has to say about the splendor of Sedona: “Approaching Sedona, you will feel your jaw drop as pinnacles, hoodoos and buttes rise—crimson,… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

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Spring has finally arrived, and March is coming to an end with a bang! Enjoy the weekend on your motorcycle, at AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home and Garden Show or a food festival that’s sure to leave you stuffed (with local pride!). Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

After the long work week, gear up for a fun filled weekend where you get to enjoy nothing but talent. Get ready to feel Scottish, grab a few laughs or listen to the lovely music of Cher as Arizona offers fun, fun, fun. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the… Read More →

Local’s Choice: The Golden Hour

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AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. Arizona is known to be a little rough around the edges, from cacti to cowboys.… Read More →

One of the Biggest Festivals of Books Comes to Tucson

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Calling all book worms and aspiring home librarians. This weekend, Tucson is hosting the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) on the University of Arizona Mall. The festival, held March 15 and 16 in Tucson, Ariz., has more than doubled since its debut in 2009 from 50,000 visitors to more than 100,000 visitors in… Read More →

Local’s Choice: Fishing in Greer

"Bunch Reservoir is approximately 63 acres at an elevation of 8200 feet. Apache, Rainbow and brown trout are the main catches." - GreerArizona.com / Photo from GreerArizona.com

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. This post about fishing in Greer, Ariz. is by editorial intern Jesse Millard. Enjoy! To… Read More →

Sedona No. 13 among Top 25 U.S. Destinations

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Sedona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 “Top 25 Destinations in the United States.” Coming in at No. 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers to the area. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the… Read More →

Tommy Anderson Plays Great Arizona Beer Festival

Tommy and OvO at The Spirit Room, August 2013. [Howard Photography]
February 28, 2014 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events | Play

For the fourth time, The Great Arizona Beer Festival will have local artist Tommy Anderson rocking out on stage with his acoustic guitar as he plays a wide range of party songs for the attendees. Though Anderson has played guitar for 33 years, and many others he picked up while in the Army, he got… Read More →

Diamondbacks will host ‘Fan Fest’ on Feb. 22

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 11th annual SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from Noon-4:00 p.m. at Chase Field, with early VIP entry at 11:00 a.m. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last year’s event… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L’Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L'Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Avilan Named First Certified Ethical and Responsible Source for Diamonds

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Avilan, a distributor of ethical and sustainable diamonds, set the bar for the diamond industry in July 2012 when it was recognized as the first-ever Responsible Source for diamonds by Scientific Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification leader. The certification represents the most rigorous standard in the environmental certification industry. For centuries,… Read More →