Arizona Desert Living Blog

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Rent a Cabin in Arizona

Don’t rent a cabin in Arizona until you read tips to help select ideal cabin. Review this important checklist before reserving lodge. Arizona’s info website

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Things to do in Arizona

Explore fun things to do in Arizona. Endless attractions and family vacation in Arizona!

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Fly Fishing Guides in Arizona

Discover Fly Fishing Guides in Arizona at Arizona’s information and resource site. Tour guides, locations, fishing equipment supplied with many trips

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Fly Fishing Arizona

Discover Fly Fishing Arizona! Fishing vacations, rod assembly and history, Fly Fishing locations, helpful Arizona info here, rod terminology and more

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Arizona Vacation Ideas - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Explore the endless amount of Arizona vacation ideas that you have, with plenty of activities and sightseeing tours throughout the entire state.

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Tucson Arizona Vacation Rentals

Find deals as low as $89 a night or less on Tucson Arizona vacation rentals. Save money and explore desert southwest activities. Book here now.

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Arizona Family Vacations - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Surprise your family with exhilarating Arizona family vacation package with plenty of activities for the youngster and the young at heart, both.

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Arizona Hot Air Balloons

Discover Arizona hot air balloons here; listing of statewide companies, FAQ about balloon rides in AZ and other one day activities can be found here

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Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Choose magnificent helicopter tours of Grand Canyon for great scenic opportunities, glorious views, and the deep down tours of the Canyon that none can beat.

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Arizona Products

Arizona Products, southwest products, things made in AZ, items made in Arizona, things made in the desert southwest.

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Arizona Memorabilia

Arizona memorabilia at your fingertips! Thousands of Arizona gifts online. Shop now for AZ products. Fast, easy, fun. Many inexpensive gifts. Order today for fast shipping

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Arizona RV Parks

Discover Arizona RV Parks including a guide, tips, helpful information for your next trip, camping guide, AZ RV parks, terms, great AZ info resource for your travel needs

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Arizona Resorts

Discover inexpensive Arizona resorts here. Get great deals by logging on to Arizona’s information and resource site. Great value for top rated resorts

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Family Resorts in Arizona - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Looking for leisure and family resorts in Arizona? You will find plenty of them here. No matter what your budget allows, there is a lodging that fits everyone’s needs.

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Arizona Lakes

Discover Arizona Lakes here with AZ lakes map. Facts and helpful information on about lakes in Arizona, location specifics of waterways in Arizona

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Skydiving in Arizona

Discover skydiving in Arizona! Arizona skydive using nationwide and AZ directory. Helpful tips to choose parachute center. Activities resource site

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Hiking in Arizona

Discover hiking in Arizona, list of trails, AZ hiking information, checklist, benefits, tips and other resources for a safe trip, helpful info site

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Arizona Golf

Discover Arizona Golf today! Course Listing of Arizona’s public and private courses here. Site includes interesting Arizona facts, stories, attractions.

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AZ 1-Day Activities

Discover AZ 1-Day Activities here in Arizona! Explore Arizona. Resource and info site

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Vacation in Tucson Arizona – MyArizonaDesertLiving

Plan a memorable vacation in Tucson, Arizona for endless list of points of interest from sightseeing, dining, must-see attractions and shopping for a little excitement during your stay.

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Must See Arizona Tourist Attractions!

Must see Arizona tourist attractions! Statewide deals on AZ family vacations. Airplane tours, Grand Canyon tour packages, golf, horseback riding, relaxing hotels, cultural museums

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Unforgettable Places to see in Arizona

Settle for nothing but unforgettable places to see in Arizona with many great exciting and adventurous suggestions to choose from. Grand Canyon, Butterfly Wonderland, Sedona, and more.

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Arizona Guided Tours

Narrated Arizona guided tours throughout the state. Several tours to choose from. Contact info listed. Grand Canyon, Sedona, Yuma, Superstition Mountains, Phoenix and more

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Arizona Train Tours

All aboard Arizona train tours! Discover various and very best sightseeing attractions in AZ. Direct booking available. Discover memorable desert vacation packages here.

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Arizona Jeep Tours

Discover Arizona Jeep Tours, Easy, fun and inexpensive. Read this important Jeep Tour information before reserving at Arizona’s resource and info site.

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Grand Canyon Airplane Tours - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Make the most of your time with Grand Canyon airplane tours. If you are seeking a breathtaking activity, then make your trip picture perfect with our 1-day activity tours in Arizona.

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Sedona Arizona Vacation

Settle for nothing but unforgettable places to see in your Sedona Arizona Vacation with many great exciting and adventurous suggestions to choose from.

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Sedona Helicopter Tours

Book the most memorable Sedona helicopter tours here. Breathtaking views of Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Affordable rates. Private and group tours available.

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Sedona Airplane Tours

One of a kind Sedona Airplane Tours. Helpful information about the area and a list of other fun things to do. Discover great pricing, resort info and what makes the area so special.

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Jeep Tours Sedona Arizona

5-star rated Jeep tours Sedona Arizona at your fingertips. Discover one of a kind excursions on your next trip. Breathtaking views in desert Southwest. Great rates. Book here now.

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Discover Sedona here, named America’s number one most beautiful place to visit, 1-Day Sedona activities, vortex sites, Arizona’s info and resource site

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Grand Canyon Vacation Packages - MyArizonaDesertLiving

Love the Grand Canyon? Then, make the most of it with our excursions with the Grand Canyon tours from Phoenix and Sedona along with other exciting options like hiking and much more.

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Flagstaff Arizona

Discover Flagstaff Arizona here. Download your Flagstaff tours guide. Outdoor adventures, hotels, arts and entertainment, hiking, biking right here

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Discover Edible Art in Old Bisbee

In Bisbee there are many forms of art an culture carried only in the small shops in Old Bisbee.

You may not think of chocolate as an art form, but a visit to Chocolate on Tombstone Canyon where the chocolatier makes delectable confections tiny edible works of art will change your mind.

The world-renowned Killer Bee Guy also has a small shop on Main Street where he sells honeys and mustards made from the honey he collects from homes where the bees have set up colonies, as well as his hives.

Be sure to check out the Divine Tea Store and the Bisbee Olive Oil Store for some unusual blends of fancy.

Come Share Something Special

If you time your trip to Bisbee just right, you can partake in some of the most fun times that you only find in a small town; the down-home Festival of Lights the day after Thanksgiving and 4th of July celebration; the now famous Bisbee Blue Festival the lovely and quaint home tour and garden tour; and without a doubt, Bisbee's most famous event - the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb - that draws thousands to climb Old Bisbee's stairs and hills on a 5k route.

There are also fun small benefits for local non-profits like the annual Chocolate Testing in February, the Vintage Baseball Tournament in April, the annual Copper City Classic Car Show in May, Cars & Bikes on the Vista in August and the Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting in October.

Brown Canyon Ranch

Located at the shadow of the Huachuca Mountains, just minutes from the city limits, this ranch house offers visitors a taste of the early 1900s.

Originally occupied by John Thomas Brown and his family in the early 1800s, the property had many different owners until James and Tom Haverty built the ranch house between 1905 and 1907. Sitting beneath a tall willow tree next to a small pond, the ranch gives visitors a picturesque look back in time.

It is open seven days a week.


Directions: From Sierra Vista, take Highway 92 south until you reach Ramsey Canyon Road, take a right toward the mountains. Keep going on Ramsey Canyon Road until you pass Calle Metate, soon after that there will be a dirt parking area on the right. Turn into that parking area and follow the road to the ranch.

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Armenia Fest

October 4-5

Armenian food, dessert and wine are in the spotlight, complemented by music, dance, art and children's activities.

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. $2 adults; free, children 12 and younger.

St. Apkar Armenian Church, 8849 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale.


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Zoo Walk for Autism Research

October 4

Participants enjoy 1.5 mile walk around the Phoenix Zoo while raising funds for ASU's autism /Asperger Research Program.

Registration includes a wrist band to enjoy all-day zoo admittance. 6:30 a.m. $25 adults; $15 teens; free, 12 and younger.

Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren St. to Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix.


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Scottsdale Polo Championships

October 25-26

Horses and horsepower are in the spotlight at this high energy polo party and car extravaganza, which features several polo matches, skill challenges, and art auction, entertainment and "Dog & Pony Fashion Show."

Sneak previews of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and Phoenix International Raceway events also are included.

Call for times.

Tickets start at $15. Westworld, 16501 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale.


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Glendale All Digital Drive-In

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Looking for a good movie deal? Can you say "Free"? Free Movies, Entertainment, and Games for the entire family at the Glendale All-Digital Drive in just might be the perfect family outing coming up this week.

Available movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney Planes Fire and Rescue, Ninja Turtles, and Transformers Age of Extinction.

Gates open up at 6:00 p.m. and the movies start at 8:00 p.m.

5650 N. 55th Avenue., Glendale, AZ 85301(623) 939-9715

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One of a Kind Tombstone Arizona Attractions

Experience one of a kind Tombstone Arizona Attractions for entire family. Experience the Wild, Wild West! Tour old morgue, Bird Cage Theatre, ghost tours, exhibits, main street

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Henry Hauser Museum

Founded in 2000, the Henry Hauser Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving interpreting and disseminating knowledge about both natural and cultural material in the area.

The museum has been selected to host the Smithsonian Institute's Journeys Stories exhibits throughout the year and offers information about some of the city's historic sites. The museum was named in honor of a former city council member, school board member and mayor of Sierra Vista, Henry "Hank" Houser.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 .m. to 4 p.m , Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m (Starting in November). Closed holidays and special circumstances.

Group tours are available.(520) 417-6980

GET THERE: 2590 East Tacoma, Sierra Vista, A. 85635 (Located in the Ethel H. Berger Center)

Ballet Under the Stars

Are your kids dreaming about becoming ballet dancers? Take them to one of six free "Ballet Under the Stars" presentations offered 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, September 18-20 and 25-27.

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Learn to Make Knots - Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Join the Park Ranger to learn a few helpful knots that you can use on a variety of projects. The event, 2-3 p.m.. Thursday, September 11, is included with park entry fee, which is $6 per vehicle.

Take Arizona 74 to Castle Hot Spring Road, follow signs to the park. Peoria.


Fry Pioneer Cemetery

Located in Sierra Vista's West End, the Fry Pioneer Cemetery was listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2010.

More than 400 people are buried in the family site and outside its walls. The site also serves as the final resting place of many Mexicans and Native Americans who were involved in establishing the Sierra Vista community.

GET THERE: Directions: Fry Pioneer Cemetery is located between 6th and 7th Street, about half a block north of Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista's main east/west thoroughfare.

Walk Through History

You can find out all about the early days of Bisbee at the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum located on Main Street in Oll Bisbee. The museum offers an array of the copper and other treasures found in the dark of the mountains far below the streets.

Other glimpses of the past can be found in the Muheim House and Bisbee Restoration Museum, also in Old Bisbee. There are also churches throughout the town that show the different styles of buildings of the various religions that came with the miners from Europe

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2014 Western CMP Games and Creedmor Cup Matches

Get In The Games for the 11th Annual Marksmenship 2014 Western CMP!

Marksmanship training is a key component of the CMP's mission and now its time to compete!

The 2014 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches are coming up next month on Ocotber 10-19.

There are clinics as well as matches on October 10-14 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.

The exact location is: 5060 W. Skeet Street in Phoenix, AZ 85086. Call the facility at(623) 434-8119 or email them at for more information.

You can also log onto the AZ Game and Fish Department at the following address:

Vintage military rifle, Service rifle, along with Service rifle, Rimfire Sporter and more... Go to their site for detailed info regarding this event.

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Sierra Vista's San Pedro Riparian National Conservation

Visit historic San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area in Sierra Vista

Along with the approximate 57,000 acres of some of Arizona's most precious wildlife, this area is also home to some of the most ancient human sites.

Explore the ancient remains of the Ice Age and an 18th century Spanish fort in addition to a 19th century mining town located just south of Tucson, in the Sierra Vista region where there lies plenty of ancient history artifacts and actual sites.

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Attend the 30th Annual Kingman Rodeo September 2014

"Cowboy up," rodeo fans! September 27th is the start of the Kingman rodeo!

The 30th annual Kingman rodeo is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for the Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo, scheduled for September 27th & 28th, 2014.

Thanks to the Kingsmen, a group of local businesses who are proud to say they are dedicated to preserving the long standing history of the local ranchers along with the western heritage that naturally goes hand in hand with the ranching.

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