Phoenix’s treasures unfolded for us during a three day trip. From a burgeoning foodie scene (especially the agritourism movement), to one-of-a-kind museums to landscapes and plant life that are whimsical and stunning, Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun surprised and delighted.



Phoenix – INSIDE

By Courtney, the Insider Strong identities make Arizona’s museums stand out. Even before walking inside, the exterior of the Phoenix Art Museum is art itself, beautifully done with exotic cactus, sleek architecture and a water feature. It set a tone for me even before I walked in. Inside though the museum is spread out and spacious yet … Continue reading Phoenix – INSIDE

Phoenix – OUTSIDE

By Jimmy, The Outsider In the intense heat of summer, these outside destinations might not be at the top of your to-do list for Phoenix. But during the majority of the year, when the weather is glorious, revel in what Phoenix’s outdoor activities have to offer.  Cactus is the norm in Phoenix and it’s the star … Continue reading Phoenix – OUTSIDE

Phoenix – EAT

There are so many great places to eat in metro Phoenix and we only experienced a few. But boy, did they leave a good impression on both of us. Here’s a rundown by area: WEST An elegant dinner at Litchfield’s at the WigWam Resort prepared from their open kitchen, wood-fired grills in a cozy atmosphere. Breakfast at the WigWam … Continue reading Phoenix – EAT

Phoenix – SLEEP

There was so much for us to do in Phoenix, sleeping meant putting the fun to rest too. But the places we stayed were a wonderful part of the whole Arizona experience: You could easily (and happily) lose yourself at The Original Phoenix resort – WigWam Resort in Litchfield, a western suburb. The history is deep … Continue reading Phoenix – SLEEP

Phoenix – GO

Phoenix sprawls across the Valley of the Sun in a grid pattern, making navigation fairly easy for such a large city. Renting a car is a necessity to explore all the attractions we described. The highway system, in beautiful condition, is logical and (except for rush hours) moves quickly, so getting everywhere we’ve listed is easy. … Continue reading Phoenix – GO