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A Summer Evening at the Desert Botanical Garden

The best place to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert at night is at the Desert Botanical Garden. My mom is in town for a visit, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take her and my family to experience a Flashlight Tour at the Garden. To complete our evening out, […]

Big Surf is big Tempe fun

“The White House doesn’t have air conditioning, so it gets pretty hot in there during the summer.  Nothing is more refreshing than heading down to the water park.  I love that lazy river.”  – Abraham Lincoln   Ok, so maybe that quote isn’t exactly 100% accurate.  But I’d like to think that if water parks […]

The Sunday I traveled back in time without leaving Arizona

I hate road trips.  Seriously, I do.  Some aspects of them I really enjoy, like the endless laughs or the random stops along the way when we discover something cool and unexpected .  However, there are certain things I just don’t like.  I’m a little claustrophobic so being cramped in a car isn’t all that […]

Engrained Cafe in Tempe: Tastes Good, Feels Good

Last week I had the opportunity to dine at Engrained Cafe with my co-worker, which is located on ASU’s Tempe campus, inside the MU on the second floor. From the moment you enter Engrained, you realize this place is unique. The hostess give us a table number, and then sends us off towards the kitchen to take […]

Cactus League offers a glimpse into major story lines

With the Cactus League in full-swing, some of the great story lines that developed this winter are finally on display this spring.  There are too many to list, but here are a couple of things that I’ve already started paying attention to. There was a time not long ago when the Yankees had a payroll […]

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing! Here are seven fun things to do in the Tempe area this season: Visit the Phoenix Zoo: Voted one of the top […]

Top of the Rock’s Happy Hour Makes Me Happy

Looking for a unique spot for happy hour in Tempe? Top of the Rock, located at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes, is the place! Delicious flavors, tasty cocktails and unbeatable views make Top of the Rock a sure crowd-pleaser for your every happy hour desire! New this year – Top of the Rock is offering […]

ASU’s Gallery of Scientific Exploration in Tempe

Just recently, I was introduced to a brand new building to explore on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Officially named the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the interactive exhibits located inside are just fascinating. It both impressed and boggled my mind. The exhibits are designed to advance research and discovery, and to encourage […]

Sparky: unmasked and uncut, the interview with Tempe’s favorite mascot

Whenever any of us thinks of Arizona State, one of the first images that jumps into our heads is that of Sparky.  He’s our lovable mascot.  The pre-game football intros featuring him are some of the best in all of sports.  But Sparky is more than just a college mascot.  He’s a symbol of Tempe.  […]