Soccer keeps growing in popularity in the United States. American fans follow their favorite teams, whether they are international or in the states, and watch the matches from home or out with friends. In the Phoenix area, there are several places you can go to watch a soccer game, no matter which league or what teams you like. Here are some of Phoenix’s top soccer bars.
Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Rosie’s is the unofficial place for Glasgow Celtic fans, and you can always be sure to catch a match here. There is also live music on most nights, and you can count on hearing lively Irish music. The menu includes great pub food with traditional Irish dishes including meatloaf sandwiches, fish and chips served with homemade tartar sauce and delicious coleslaw, and rich clam chowder. Continue reading
No matter where you live, your car spends time in the sun. Even in the winter months, if it sits outside during the day, the sun can damage the paint. If you live in an area where it is warm all year round, both the heat can also damage your car’s finish. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to keep your car looking good for longer and avoid extensive damage. Here are some tips for protecting your vehicle from the sun and heat.
Park in the Shade
One of the easiest ways to protect your car is to park in the shade when you can. If you keep the car out of the direct sunlight, it can help protect the paint and keep the material on the dashboard from fading and cracking. If you can, open up the windows to keep the interior temperature lower and to equalize the air pressure. Continue reading
The popularity of crossover vehicles continues to grow, and with more options becoming available from all manufacturers, it is important to know what you are getting. Many people refer to a crossover as an SUV, but there are actually some significant differences between the two. Here is some useful information about both types of vehicles to help you decide which one is right for you.
The biggest difference between a crossover and an SUV is their chassis. A crossover has a unibody design, which means that the frame is all one piece. SUVs, on the other hand, use a body-on-frame design, which is assembled in two different pieces. This platform is heavier and more durable so it can handle rougher terrain. Conversely, the unibody design of the crossover is lighter than an SUVs two-part chassis, creating a smoother, quieter ride and causing crossovers to get better gas mileage. Continue reading
Going on a great vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to travel far. If you live near the Phoenix area, you can enjoy a vacation close to home if you book a stay at a nearby luxury hotel. Have a staycation at one of these luxurious Phoenix hotels, and take advantage of all the amenities and activities of a resort.
Royal Palms Hotel And Spa
The Royal Palms Hotel and Spa in Phoenix has beautiful accommodations whether you choose a guest room, villa, or casitas. All the rooms have Desert Dream pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen televisions. The terraces and luxury suites offer views of the Camelback Mountains, while the villas offer a more private experience. Stop by the Alvadora Spa for a relaxing massage or treatment, or head to the fitness center for a private workout with one of the hotel’s trainers. The Royal Palms also has an outdoor pool with poolside cabanas available for rent, and there is a restaurant right on site. Continue reading
Phoenix, the biggest city in the state of Arizona, is known for numerous excellent restaurants. If you’re looking for cuisine with international flavor or a new cultural experience, there are many different restaurants to choose from. Try these three ethnic restaurants for delicious, unique food.
Princess Mediterranean Deli & Market
This family-owned supermarket and restaurant has been in Mesa, about half an hour away from downtown Phoenix, for more than a decade. You’ll find Greek, Arabic, and Mediterranean dishes like chicken shawarma, kababs, and delicious lamb shanks. Try the veggie combo for a variety of delicious dishes. It comes with stuffed grape leaves, also called dolmades, baba ghannouge, falafel, and tabouleh. Desserts include baklava filled with walnuts, cashews or pistachios, namura, a traditional Lebanese coconut cake, and more. Every entrée comes with fresh, light hummus and pita bread, and everything is made from scratch. Continue reading
Many families need the space and versatility of an SUV, but most new models are expensive. Fortunately, there are lots of comfortable, reliable, used SUVs available for thousands of dollars less than a new model. The most inexpensive SUVs are compact, but they can still have most of the features of a larger model. A less costly used vehicle should help you save money on your insurance premiums as well. Here are some of the best budget-friendly SUV models.
The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
The five-seat Equinox crossover is available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3-liter V6. Both have a six-speed automatic transmission, and you can find front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions. The optional MyLink entertainment system lets you use services like Pandora internet radio when you connect a compatible smartphone. Continue reading
Teen drivers are usually looking for the coolest car they can find, but price and safety are important as well. Most people buy used cars for their teens to save money. Since used cars are less expensive, insurance premiums are lower as well. This helps offset the higher rates most companies charge for teen drivers. These used cars are fun to drive and safe for teens.
The 2010 Ford Fusion
The 2010 Ford Fusion has a spacious trunk and a roomy cabin, so it’s great for students who need to carry sports equipment. The back seats fold down for large objects, allowing this car to carry surprisingly large instruments.
It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the stunning desert scenery as the sky changes into oranges, pinks, and purples. But when the sun finally takes a bow in Phoenix, a whole other desert comes to life and inhabitants are exposed to the thriving nightlife. Part of this desert nightlife culture is the wide array of musicians that rock the stages. Discover concerts that can’t be missed in 2017.
Celebrate the Start of Fall with Great Tunes
Phoenix locals who are happy to trade the heat of summer for slightly cooler fall can combine these balmy evenings with a great fall lineup. The 1st of September kicks off with a bang at the Marquee Theatre with Amigo the Devil, Tiger Army, and Dave Hause and the Mermaid. Lacuna Coil is another act that sets the tone for September, making their appearance on the 17th of September. Other acts to keep an eye out for during September include the Swingtime Jazz Quartet, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Imagine Dragons. Continue reading
Most families spend a lot of time in the car — so much time, in fact, that it can feel like your second home. But unlike a regular home, this one moves and its interior can get as hot as an oven. Commutes to and from school and work, vacation trips, drive time between sports practices and games, etc. can be so much easier and more pleasant when you know a few great hacks.
Corral Your Stuff
When you take some time to organize all those little things you carry around in your car, life is better. Not only will you find your items when you need them, your car will stay cleaner too. Pill bottles are perfect for keeping change for toll roads and vending machines. Empty eyeglass cases make great storage boxes for the dozen or so chargers and earbuds you’ve got scattered around the car. Shoe organizers and shower caddies hung on the back of the passenger seat are handy for toys, snacks, craft supplies and more. Use an empty water bottle to store crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Continue reading
When you’re trying to get your kids to school on time, mornings can get crazy! Since you spend so much time in your car that it sometimes feels like a second home, it makes sense to get it organized and stocked in advance to make the back-to-school commute a lot easier.
Studies show that skipping breakfast has a serious negative impact on kids’ school performance and that what they eat matters, too. Skip the sugary cereals and stock your car with shelf-stable, brain-power foods like granola bars, kale chips, fruit and nut bars, snack-size bags of almonds, dried fruit, or even beef jerky. Be sure to include lots of trash bags, napkins, and wet wipes. You can organize your stash with a remote control caddy or plastic shower pockets hung on the back seat. Continue reading