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5 soothing spots in the Valley to cultivate calm and relaxation

No matter who you are, life can get stressful. Whether that stress comes from work, family, school, health, or just the hustle and bustle of 4 million residents and 16 million annual visitors crammed...
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7 Valley venues for the perfect wedding

Just as in real estate, location plays a big role in wedding plans. You need somewhere that fits your style, looks good in your wedding photos, can comfortably accommodate all your guests and, hopefully,...
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8 Valley restaurants to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day feast

St. Patrick's Day might immediately bring to mind clovers, leprechauns and certain types of alcohol, but food plays a big part in the fun as well. Fortunately, many Valley restaurants and bars offer special...
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5 hassles every Phoenix car owner experiences – and the solutions

There are many, many things we love about living in the Valley. However, car ownership isn't always one of them. Despite the Valley Metro bus and expanding Light Rail, the Phoenix metro area still heavily...
Farmer's market

10 Valley farmers markets for fresh food and fun

A true win-win, farmers markets allow local vendors to sell their produce and other homegrown products while shoppers benefit from buying their food straight from the source. Because Arizona's climate allows us to plant and...
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Switch up the scene: 5 unique Phoenix bars

The Valley crushes it when it comes to quirky spots you won’t find anywhere else, especially those of the wining and dining variety. If you’re looking for a new place to call home for...
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5 climbs for hardcore hikers

You conquered all the Valley's easy and intermediate hikes and now want a challenge that really puts your legs and lungs to the test. You're in luck! The Valley offers several hikes that really crank...
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Valley Metro Light Rail

In operation since the tail end of 2008, the 26-mile Valley Metro Light Rail stretches from 19th Ave. and Dunlap Ave. in upper-central Phoenix to downtown Mesa and offers quick access to downtown Phoenix,...
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9 utterly romantic Valley rendezvous

It may not compare to Paris, but if you know where to look, Metro Phoenix can be just as romantic. Whether you and your partner want to be laidback or lavish, here are 9 places around...
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Valentine’s Day gift ideas from local businesses your partner will love

Valentine's Day can sneak up on you before you know it. If you want to take your relationship to the next level — or keep the serious one you currently enjoy — play it safe and...

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