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Riding the Valley Metro Rail to Tempe

Recently, I took a ride on Valley Metro Rail and the PHX Sky Train to the airport.  And what I discovered was just how easy it is to get around Tempe, Phoenix and the neighboring cities without a car. Tempe is just a quick 10 minute commute from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). We departed from […]

Downtown Tempe welcomes Pedal Haus Brewery

We’re less than two weeks into October and this is already shaping up to be a memorable month in Tempe.  We’ve already had Tour de Fat and Oktoberfest come and go, ushering in a season filled with fun, friends and great beer. October also brought us the official opening of Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. […]

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel!

Tempe Marketplace is a marvel.  It’s my one stop destination for super shopping, restaurants, entertainment and some personal pampering. All of this plus its central location off the 101 and 201 freeways makes getting there so convenient. It’s no wonder that Tempe Marketplace is one of the most popular gathering places in Tempe, and, for […]

You’ll find great restaurants near the ASU Tempe Campus

If you’re hungry and happen to be close to the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe Campus, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. From breakfast to burgers to bruschetta to all kinds of international favorites, you’ll have a hard time choosing from all of the tasty restaurants surrounding ASU. Here are a few of […]

Try Lördagsgodis, the Swedish candy at IKEA Tempe

Being born and raised in Sweden, there are some traditions have stuck with me even after two decades as an expat.  For example, I celebrate Christmas on December 24th, I prefer my pancakes to be thin (like crepes) and I believe soccer is the true football. I also love IKEA!  That big blue and yellow box […]

Top 6 Outdoor Things To Do in Tempe

It’s about that time in Tempe where the weather is beckoning me outside! I want to shop, eat, walk, play and relax in the sunny Arizona climate! Here is my top 6 list of fun things to do in Tempe that are all outside: 1. Shop at Tempe Marketplace – This outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment hub […]

Get fashionable at these Downtown Tempe boutique shops 

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness definitely didn’t go shopping in Downtown Tempe. I always find something cute and affordable, whether I am shopping for something causal, a party or for work. Downtown Tempe is one of the best places to shop in the Valley. With over 100 restaurants, business and shops, there’s a little […]

Fun and Unique Vintage Stores in Tempe

On the hunt for that perfect, unique one-of-a-kind shirt, necklace or lamp? Or maybe you’re tired of seeing yourself coming and going because everyone you know shops at the same stores where you shop? Look no further than one of the many vintage stores in Tempe! I like to take my time when exploring vintage […]

Save a buck this summer at these Tempe restaurants

Summer is a fantastic season to eat out in Tempe. Why, you ask? The crowds thin out in the summer, so you have a shorter wait, or no wait at all, at most restaurants. Also, there are lots of good deals to be had! And what is better than enjoying a yummy meal out, while saving […]

Try these new Tempe Marketplace restaurants

With all the changes happening lately in Tempe, it can be hard to keep up with all the news. We’ve seen a lot of restaurants that have opened recently, including Postino Annex, Snooze and Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe. Tempe Marketplace has also added new restaurants to their mix. In addition to favorites such […]

How to Survive the Arizona Summer in Tempe

Since summers can get pretty hot here in Arizona, now is a the perfect time to put together a list of go-to activities to keep cool this summer in Tempe. So, here it is, my official list of how to survive the Arizona summer in Tempe: 1) Cool off at one of Tempe’s splash pads. […]

Tempe Marketplace Chalk Art Festival

Chalk and sidewalks are as artistically compatible as paint and canvas or pen and paper.  Give me some sticks of chalk and a sidewalk and I’m an artist! Not really, but I do like to attempt a few scribbles when the opportunity presents itself. It’s even better to watch real artists creating masterpieces with chalk […]

Find the perfect pancakes in Tempe

There’s nothing quite like a warm delicious stack of pancakes to give your morning a glow. That’s how I’ve always felt anyway! I like them crispy on the outside and soft in the middle – pancake perfection. Here’s my short list of the best pancakes in Tempe – feel free to enjoy them all – I have. […]

Tempe brewery and distillery tours

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make your favorite adult beverage? Tempe brewery and distillery tours give you the chance to learn a lot more about what happens before your craft brew or bourbon hits the glass. Both Four Peaks Brewing Company and Arizona Distilling Company offer behind the scene tours of their Tempe […]

Enjoy Tempe restaurants on the “new” University Dr.

The City of Tempe is growing by leaps and bounds. As you drive down Rio Salado Pkwy., you can’t help but notice cranes everywhere. Tempe is booming right now. But not all the construction is about bringing in something brand new or building up towards the sky. Over the last couple of months, Tempe has […]