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The main playground at Crossroads Park in Gilbert is closed as the town prepares to add a new playground piece this spring.
Sicilian town of Taormina boasts long history of attracting famous, creative and gay
PHOENIX -- A High Pollution Advisory from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in effect Thursday for fine Particulate Matter-2.5 (soot) in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
For cinema buffs, a cruise on The African Queen is a dive into reel world of Key Largo
Each year as part of its nationally recognized and highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asks outdoor recreationists and aircraft pilots to help protect important eagle breeding areas by honoring the closure of 23 areas across the state.
Mesa hiking, mountain biking park opens Saturday
This and that from the great outdoors
The city of Chandler has scheduled its inaugural scout jamboree for Oct. 3 that will serve Boy and Girl scouts.
More than great views of the Colorado River at Canyonlands National Park
Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden.
Across the Oglala Grasslands of Nebraska: One of Best Short Hikes in America
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, also home to the state's largest airport, there are plenty of free things to do. Here are a few.
Matthew Nelson was trekking along in the Santa Rita Mountains, just southeast of Tucson, when he came upon a little brown sign on the trail.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
This February 2014 photo released by Kristina MacKulin shows a surfing instructor giving lessons to beginners at Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara is a scenic coastal region with a variety of outdoor recreation activities for visitors. Activities like whitewater rafting, ziplining, surfing and stand-up paddleboarding often appeal to teenagers, even when they're at the age where they're not all that excited about vacationing with their parents. Being flexible about itineraries, letting teens help plan outings and including activities that they'll enjoy can make traveling with teens more fun for everyone. (AP Photo/Kristina MacKulin)
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet’s second annual ‘Hunt for Summer Fun!’ event is available to people who submit a treasure hunt entry form online or in person at the Mesa Market Place Food Court.
My wife keeps a checklist of all the national parks she’s visited, but there was one glaring hole in her explorations, Arizona’s own Petrified Forest. So, to close the gap, we decided to spend a few nights at the wonderful La Posada resort in Winslow and spend a day at the park. It was such a good day I can’t believe we’ve never done it before.
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like blooms and pungent foliage.
ORLANDO, Fla. — It costs close to $100 a person to enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom or board the Hogwarts Express. But there are plenty of things to do in the Orlando area that are free, and none of them has anything to do with theme parks.
MIAMI — With 825 miles of Florida beaches to plant your beach umbrella on, picking just the right spot for you and your family can be daunting. Do you want adventure or laid-back beaches? Family friendly or romantic setting?
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Merrill Mann had always been intrigued when she saw people on standup paddleboards tooling around on area lakes, so when she found a coupon for a rental, she decided to give it a try.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
FREDERICK, Md. — About 150 years after the "Battle that Saved Washington," journalist and Civil War buff Keith White leads a dozen friends on a tour of the farmland south of here where Union forces led by Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace were credited with delaying the Confederate advance toward the nation's capital.