Sleeping and eating near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

While I'm working on wrapping up my post about Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest at University of Phoenix Stadium (where a certain high profile football game will be played in a couple weeks), here's a prequel of sorts with our experience eating, staying, and hanging out in Glendale that weekend.&n...more

The Struggle and The Phoenix

According to Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird that is reborn from the ashes of it's predecessor. It's a symbol long associated with strength and a fighting spirit.  It can't be kept down. ...more

AZ Biltmore Staycation

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We took a little staycation on Friday and stayed at the AZ Biltmore Resort. If you're ever in Phoenix I'd HIGHLY recommend staying there! It was built in 1929 so it's full of history and was also crowned 'The Jewel of the Desert'. Ronald Regan and his wife honeymooned there and every president since Hoover has stayed there! I just love places with that much history to them :)...more

Fall in the desert

A sunny afternoon at Arizona State University's...more

A moment in travel

Coming or going, I couldn't tell you. But I noticed this family standing opposite the small crowd awaiting an airport tram at Phoenix Sky Harbor today. Watching them watch the planes got me thinking....more

Great Vegan Food In Phoenix

Arizona, the southwestern desert state and home to the Grand Canyon. The largest city in the state, Phoenix, is a growing capital boasting its own baseball team, great outdoor activities and yes, a growing foodie population. I was stoked to see the great variety of healthy, vegan and gluten free places to dine in and around Phoenix and I know you will too!!...more

Hey You

Hey you, you know who you are Hey you, yes ME I found home (is inside) I learned how to smile ...more

The secret is to keep breathing and the only way to do that is knowing that everything gets ...more

The Phoenix Hope

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite; revive from ashes and rise. ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote I have grown quite accustomed to strange looks when I tell people the name of our new baby, Phoenix.  One person, who will remain unnamed, told me they couldn’t imagine that being a real grown-up name, that it would sound strange for someone to one day say to him “Oh, I love you, Phoenix”. ...more

Deliver Me From the Holiday Road Trip to Hell

We're driving from San Francisco to Phoenix next week, to spend Christmas with thirteen much-loved family members. The "we" in this scenario is me, my husband, and our three children -- one of whom is a ten-year-old boy with rather intense autism. We've never been on a road trip this long, not as a family of five. I keep wavering between tentative optimism and freaking out, so perhaps you can tell me: Are we delusional? Can this trip succeed? ...more

We're taking all of your advice to heart -- and we'll report back. Fingers ...more

Life Cycles & Time Travel