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Unwind Like A Phoenix Local, Bird Watching
May 15, 2013 - It has been said before (but we will say it again), if you want to the dirty details about a locality, the best way to do it is...to do it THEIR way, instead of doing the touristy thing that most of the time aimed at foreign visitors. But if the curious you is starting to get just a wee bit tired of the fanfare, then give this a shot - bird-watching.
And the locals call the bird-watching activity ‘birding’ and it is one of the most popular ‘sport’ in the state of Arizona. Phoenix locals are also quick to jump at the chance to go birding with their best pals during the weekends or off days. The reason behind why the activity is popular is because of the multifaceted terrain that is so Phoenix and this fact lends to the fact that birds flock over seasonally. On last count, according to experts, there are now more than five hundred different species of birds right here in Phoenix alone.
If you have a local tour guide to help you out, he or she may help you catch sight or catch on photograph the Arizona state bird called the cactus wren. The name tells you that the beak on this bird is curved but they are quite small birds, making it hard to catch without a good pair of binoculars. You don’t need to climb very hike up very far because the birds prefer to make their homes where it is four thousand in elevation. They don’t like to get too close to people (they are considered introverted but loud and noisy birds) so, getting an up close and personal look at them. Catching them in action on your camera should suffice.
There are countless places for birding activities and they include some far-flung places (but they are worth visiting, though, because some offer more than just the opportunity to chill with the birds but also some wine-tasting and hiking) like Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Oak Flat Campground, Burro Creek Recreation Area and also not forgetting places like Desert Botanical Garden, Pima Canyon and Gilbert Ponds. Get a guide if you are traveling and doing this alone. Another great option would be to take on a photo tour on the Riparian Preserve right along the Water Ranch. The Preserve is managed by a group of environmentally-friendly activists from the Town of Gilbert. Once you are done with bird watching and taking photos, a respite can be found at the nearby lake and do some fishing.
So, don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal...not with the birds, but at least with Mother Nature.
Tubing Down Salt River
Mar 19, 2013 - Tubing down the Salt River of Phoenix Arizona is not merely a touristy thing...well, at least not for the locals...because tubing down the river is, some would contend, is a tradition. For others, it is an exciting and extremely scenic recreation! How does it happen and who is manning the tube? The answer to that would be...gravity.
Basically, what happens is that tour bus visitors will drive there or take the rented party bus there, stop and hop onto another bus that will take you up a hill where the tubing experience’s starting line is at, rent some inner tubes. And this is when your tubing experience begins.
As you get into the tube, you will receive a short briefing about what to do and not to do when you are stuck and the tube stops floating downwards. Many people like to organize tubing parties so that they don’t have to do it alone, and besides, the more the merrier.
Because of the all-year-round pleasant weather that Arizona folks enjoy, there is no good or bad time to go tubing at Salt River, the number of people should be the concern instead. The place can get quite packed during peak season at peak hours and visitors will have to endure the punishing heat while waiting for their turn. However, the place opens right from nine in the morning to nearly seven in the evening, so head over early (right before the gates are open) if you want to beat the crowd.
The problem with Salt River is the water....the Lower Salt River experiences low supply of whitewater and people can only go tubing when there is a dam release which will normally see a surge of amount of water in the river from Saguaro River. Please be advised that because the flow of the water is extremely controlled, guests and visitors are strongly advised to pop into their website to find the detailed schedule before heading over. Most people find that the condition is perfect from between May to September.
Because of the nature of this activity, only children who are eight and older are allowed to go tubing on their own, and they will also have to be at least four feet tall. Generally speaking, people do not check for rules and advice before going tubing so here are some advice that we think you should know.
Only cash is accepted, bring sunscreen, hats and water bottles, towels, extra clothing and shoes (if you wish). Visitors are advised to leave their expensive items at home and you will need to bring your driving license along (for the renting of the tubes). This is also the perfect time to leave your branded clothing at home unless you don’t mind rips and tears on your designer blouse.
All in all, tubing is a great experience because it is a time that you let go, let your hair down and just have fun while enjoying the scenery.
Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore
Jan 18, 2013 - Tell your friends that you want to visit a psychic because a vacation is coming up, or your wedding is around the corner or you have a special anniversary to celebrate might have your friends either laugh or frown at you. But let's look at it from a different perspective, it is fun; you don't have to believe it to play the game, you see. In fact, most people go to a psychic for the sheer fun of it or they just want to 'confirm' that the things that psychic 'saw' is not real in the first place. And if the predictions are untrue, you might sit around with your friends and share your story with them. Anyhow, if you are around Phoenix for your party bus vacation, there is a bookstore that specializes in psychic books and they offer special classes, sessions and products as well. Go there with an open heart and do as much as you believe.
The psychic store that we are talking about is, Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore located along N. Scottsdale Rd., It is the largest store of its kind, not just around the Greater Phoenix area, but also in the state of Arizona. We are talking about a store of 10,000 square foot! In all sincerity, it is not a store for the 'crazies' because you can find loads of interesting new age stuff there as well and they cover topics and products related to astrology, jewelry, precious stones, greeting cards, herbs, tarot cards, feng shui and statues as well. Just stepping into the store will automatically give you some sort of calm.
The store also offer classes and courses for those who are interested...including classes for aura photography, which is a really interesting modern topic right now. The owners of the store have gone on to organize, stage, participate and also host large new age events in and around Phoenix, which sometimes calls for rental of large Phoenix party bus rental services. If an author is in town, the store would help host and promote the author's fan signing and meeting events for them, which includes inclusion of a short mention in their physical and digital newsletters.
Make no mistake about it – many modern folks half-believe the method because they don't see any damage if they followed the advice of these experts. As long as they keep their expectations realistic, we don't have to be labeled with names if we decide to have some fun with their methods. Or else, just go with an open heart, that is all.
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