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Posts from May 2014

Traveling with tots, tweens and teens is a cinch with so many family-focused attractions and hotels in Mesa, Arizona. Whether creating a work of art, panning for gold, or following in the footsteps of dinosaurs, Mesa offers an enriching experience for families vacationing this summer. The city has been recognized not once but twice as a "Playful City USA" by KaBoom!, the national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing play into children's lives. Such distinctions bode well for travelers seeking out unique and different ways to keep children entertained and engaged on

Mesa, Arizona is neighbors to the  Tonto National Forest  and visitors to this desert oasis take advantage of being incredibly close to one of the nation's largest playgrounds. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the country. There are three lakes and two rivers in Mesa that allow for desert boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. These tucked away canyons, raging rivers and expansive lakes are all surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges. Mesa has miles of shoreline and miles of trails

Monday, May 12, 2014 2:58 PM

Life's a Peach! @Schnepf_Farms

Calling all peach lovers! This weekend, (Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th) the largest peach farm in the state of Arizona celebrates its 20th Annual Peach Festival at  Schnepf Farms . It all started 50 years ago when Ray and Thora Schnepf moved to the unincorporated desert community called Rittenhouse, better known as Queen Creek, and saw hope for desert agriculture. They realized the sandy Arizona soil was perfect for growing peaches and other crops, and it wasn't shortly after, the establishment of Schnepf Farms began. What started with a pancake breakfast on a little home