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TOURS WITH ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES – FUN THINGS TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE

07 / 08 / 2018   No Comments

LOOKING FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES? ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES IS THE ONE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR!

Arizona Outback Adventures is the premier adventure tour in Phoenix and Scottsdale. They specializes in bike rentals and adventure day tours. It also includes road cycling vacations, hiking vacations and guided backpacking in their programs.

For an all-day adventure in the desert of Scottsdale and Phoenix, mild river rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, road biking and mountain biking are all part of their tours.

Their bike rentals vary from road bikes to mountain bikes to casual and kids bikes depending on what you need.

ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES HAVE LISTED A MENU OF TOURS YOU CAN AVAIL. SOME OF THE TOURS THEY OFFER ARE LISTED BELOW.

  • Day trips in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Some of the trips are half-day hiking & biking tours, kayak, raft & sup tours and Grand Canyon fly & hike.
  • Backpacking trips. Some of these trips are Grand Canyon, Escalante River and Rocky Mountains backpacking.
  • Mountain Bike Trips. Some of the trips are the 3-day classic Arizona mountain biking and Scottsdale/Sedona self-guided mountain biking.
  • National Park Lodge Trips. Some of these trips are Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park lodge trips.
  • Road Cycling Tours. Some of the tours are Sonoran Desert, Sedona to Grand Canyon and Death Valley to Las Vegas cycling trips.
  • Hiking and Camping Trips. Some of the trips are Phantom Ranch, Yosemite and Grand Canyon camping trips.
  • Self-Guided Trips. The trips included are self-guided road cycling and mountain biking trips.
  • Custom Trips. These trips can be customized based from the places you wanted to go.

For more information about the tours and packages of Arizona Outback Adventures, you can check this site or click the image above.

Arizona Outback Adventures also offers tours outside of Arizona. They also have packages for Utah, Colorado and California.

Plan your adventures ahead with Arizona Outback Adventures!

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SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT KIERLAND COMMONS – FUN THINGS TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE

07 / 08 / 2018   No Comments

WANT TO SHOP THE LATEST TRENDS ON YOUR WARDROBE? KIERLAND COMMONS IS THE ONE FOR YOU!

Kierland Commons is one of the biggest shopping centers in Scottsdale. It includes stores, restaurants and other services. They also have events that you might check out.

THESE ARE THE FOLLOWING THAT WILL BE HAPPENING AT KIERLAND COMMONS.

  • Celebrate your Style Sweepstakes. You will get a chance to win $3000 sweepstakes. This will add your to your pocket money as shop by. This is valid up to August 17 only.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse $40 Three-Course Menu. The 3-course menu will only be available for $40 when you visit Morton’s Steakhouse. Their promo will only be until August 16.
  • Bluemercury Treat Week. You can pick 3 deluxe treat of your choice for only $75 upon purchase. This valid up to August 12 only.
  • Front and Center Parking. Shoppers will get premium parking slots at Kierland Commons for only $5 per day. This will be valid up to the end of this year.
  • Julia Child Birthday Celebration. You can celebrate the birthday of Julia Child with awesome cooking classes at Sur La Table. Her celebration will start at August 15 until August 18.
  • Chico’s Work your Style. This is a weekly event until the end of this month. This event will give you tips on how to dress your style in a modern, sophisticated fashion way.

Aside from these events, Kierland Commons also has a variety of shops you can choose from. They have various apparels to check out. Dining and restaurants you can visit. Spas and salons that you can pamper and relax yourselves. Jewelries you would die for to have, especially ladies. Shoes and accessories you can check out. And other services you can avail.

To check out the list of shops and restaurants as well as events at Kierland Commons, you can visit this site or click the image above.

Have fun shopping at Kierland Commons!

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The Average Price of Homes In the Phoenix and Scottsdale Area – 2011 to 2018

03 / 08 / 2018   No Comments

Average Price of cities in Maricopa County, Arizona between 2001 – 2018

PHOENIX REAL ESTATE VS SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATE

In the year 2001, the average price of a home in Paradise Valley Real Estate was just slightly over $1,000,000.   This is compared to Scottsdale Real Estate which was somewhere around $400,000.   At the height of the housing bubble, between 2006 and 2008, you can see that Paradise Valley went up 150% where Scottsdale's prices increased by about 100%.  Then, the crash occured and a decline occured, all the way to the low point  in 2011 where they fell to just above the 2011 price points.  Now, with a much healthier economy and stringent lending practices, in 2018, the prices have nearly gone up to their maximum levels -- particularly in  Scottsdale at around $700,000.  Paradise Valley still has a way to go but has made signficant gains recently and averages around $2,000,000 in 2018.

Peoria Real Estate VS Glendale Real Estate

Peoria Real Estate in 2001 started off at the same average price as Glendale Real Estate-- at just under $150,000.  Then, while they both increased significantly during the housing bubble, Peoria ended up increasing to about $30,000 more in value.    The crash happened which lead to the fall in real estate -- in this case to slightly below 2011 levels -- in the year 2011.  The difference between the average home price in Glendale and Peoria increased to about $50,000 and has remained fairly consistent and only until recently the gap has closed to once again $30,000 in 2018.

Gilbert Real Estate VS Chandler Real Estate

The average difference in price between Gilbert real estate and Chandler real estate remains about the same -- starting a little above $150,000 in 2001, rising to about $370,000 in 2017, falling to around $190,000 at the low point in 2011 and risen, almost identically up to $350,000 currently, in 2018.

Fountain Hills Real Estate VS Scottsdale Real Estate

The average price of Fountain Hills Real Estate in 2011 was about $290,000, about $40,000 less than Scottsdale Real Estate which averaged just under $400,000.   Fountain Hills Real Estate climbed to its hight between 2006 and 2008, at about $660,000 as opposed to scottsdale at $800,000.  They both dropped significantly after 2008 and hith their bottom in 2011 -- Fountain Hills dropping to around $400,000 and Scottsdale around $500,000.   Then, it's been a gradual increase in average price.  Fountain Hills is at around $500,000 now and Scottsdale just above $700,000 mid-2018.

Phoenix Real Estate VS Cave Creek Real Estate

Cave Creek Real Estate has always been more expensive than the average price in Phoenix, starting in this graph in 2011 at about $300,000 on average compared to Phoenix at around $150,000.   Interestingly, Cave Creek saw its height between 2005 and 2006 at $600,000 and started an early decline.   Phoenix prices increased all the way to 2008 at just over $300,000 and then dove directly down to hit its bottom in 2009 at just under $150,000.   Both areas started a steady increase.    Now, Cave Creek real estate's average price is up to $500,000 and Phoenix is at around $300,000 in mid-2018.

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SCOTTSDALE MARKET – JUNK SALE – ANOTHER FUN THING TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE

08 / 01 / 2018   No Comments

A JUNK MARKET SALE WILL BE HAPPENING AT SCOTTSDALE MARKET THIS COMING SEPTEMBER 14 – 16, 2018!

Scottsdale Market will be selling various junk and shoppers will experience various discounts on the sale days.

Starting on Friday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., you can enjoy first-hand picks on various junk displays.

On Saturday, September 15 will be having two time slots for this event. One is at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., which is the early bird promo where shoppers can experience this event early morning. Second is the 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., where shoppers can buy different junks displayed by various market curators.

On Sunday, September 16, which is the last day of sale, will be starting from 9:00 a.m up to 4:00 p.m. A whole day of last minute shopping will be enjoyed by customers for discounted prices.

All ticket prices for the said dates will be announced soon.

Maggie’s Place, the official partner of this event, will be giving away $1 off your tickets when you bring wipes. The following wipes are eligible for the discount: disinfectant & diaper/wet wipes and feminine care products.

Children 12 and below are Free and a $1 off  will be given away when you wear the official Junk in the Trunk jacket on the said event.

$1 discount will be given to military shoppers. Westworld will be charging $5 per car for parking per day. Proceeds of this will event will be given to Mission One’s Kijabe, Kenya Sewing Project.

Check out for more details of this event by clicking on this link or click the image above.

Some of the market curators who will be selling their junk are Nina & Grapey, Studio 51 and more!

You can also sell your junk as a vendor by filling up this form. In this way, shoppers can have more choices of buying stuff.

Come and enjoy this shopping experience with the whole family!

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DISCOVER THE NATURAL REFUGE OF THE BOULDERS RESORT & SPA – ANOTHER FUN THING TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

08 / 01 / 2018   No Comments

THE BOULDERS RESORT & SPA IS A RADIANT OASIS OF MASSIVE GRANITE BOULDER FORMATIONS THAT GRACES THE LANDSCAPE.

At the Sonoran Desert foothills, The Boulders Resort & Spa gives off a warm sense of rejuvenation to the soul. Its breathtaking views create the ideal backdrop of social events like golf tournaments and other member activities.

THE BOULDERS RESORT & SPA HAS UNSURPASSED AMENITIES AND PAMPERING SERVICES THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL SURELY ENJOY. THEIR AMENITIES AND SERVICES INCLUDES:

  • Luxurious accommodations comprising a choice of casitas, villas and haciendas.
  • Can accommodate from 10 to 350 guests with its 50,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • The Spa at The Boulders with 24 luxurious treatment rooms and a full course menu of soothing treatments.
  • Two 18-hole championship golf courses, featuring The Boulders Golf Academy membership.
  • Has 7 terraced tennis courts and 4 Pickleball garden courts, which includes private lessons and weekly clinics.
  • Contains 4 swimming pools which includes an adult only pool exclusively at The Spa at The Boulders.
  • Includes 5 unique cafes and restaurants that serve various sumptuous cuisines in casual and formal settings.
  • Has modern fitness facilities that includes weights, cardio equipment, whirlpools and saunas.

With these amenities and services that The Boulders Resort & Spa can offer, Travel + Leisure Magazine named them as the “Best Hotel in Arizona” for 2018.

Members of the hotel can also avail outdoor recreational activities like hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, a Grand Canyon air tour or stargazing with a professional astronomer.

You can also challenge yourself on the terrain of the legendary Boulders Club. Two award-winning Jay Morrish-designed courses stretch across the sun-splashed desert.

Revitalize your mind and body at The Spa like no other. Its services offer spa oasis massages, revitalizing facials and refreshing therapies infused with desert environment ingredients.

For more details on this hotel, you can click on this link or click the image above.

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VH SPA – BEAUTIFY + DETOXIFY – AND IT’S FUN – SCOTTSDALE AZ

07 / 01 / 2018   No Comments

UNWIND AT VH SPA AFTER A LONG DAY’S WORK AND RELIEVE YOUR STRESS WITH FITNESS CENTERS AND WORKOUTS!

If you are burned out after work or after your travels, you can enjoy the services at VH Spa. They have fitness centers and movement studios that you can choose from. You can also spoil yourself through massages and saunas they can offer. They also offer spa treatments you can choose from.

They have various spa specials each week. You can choose from Two for Tuesdays, Mid-week Mojo and Sunday Spa Party Package.

Two for Tuesdays includes two 60-minute services of your choice. It also includes two bottles of wine or two bottled waters for $200 which includes gratuity as well.

Mid-week Mojo includes 50% discounts on best seller treatments the spa can offer every Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Sunday Spa Party Package includes 90 minutes of spa treatment together with a glass of wine. This package has a discounted price of $109 instead of the original price of $190.

Some of the major services that the spa can offer are Mo’ Mojo, The Painkiller and Botanical Enzyme Special.

Mo’ Mojo includes Custom Facials, Deep End Massages, Classic Massages and Nail Services with 50% off. They offer 60-minute or 90-minute services that are still on discounted rates.

The Painkiller starts with aromatherapy sugar scrub then goes to deep body workout and stretching. Lastly, you will enjoy the painkiller cocktail poolside relaxation after the scrubs and workouts.

Botanical Enzyme Special includes special facial regimens from EA Pro. EA Pro contains powerful botanicals which delivers rosy, glowing skin while staying hydrated.

Check out more details on services and other amenities of VH Spa by clicking this link or click the image above.

They also give out fitness workouts, yoga or Pilates you can choose from.

Have fun and enjoy the relaxing treatments with VH Spa!

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