Traversing Tempe

Let’s get this out of the way, Arizona is HOT! I mean that literally and metaphorically. It was well over 100 degrees during my little Jaunt around Tempe, but that didn’t deter me. I was determined to show you all the city has to offer.

There’s much more to it than just the college scene. It’s a better city in the other 8 months in the year when it’s not over 100 degrees, but there’s still plenty to do int he summer. And, boy, do they LOVE their air conditioning.

Keeping cool in between filming

There’s a million and one places to eat and drink on Mill Avenue during the day (at night college kids take over). There’s plenty of activities to do like horseback riding at Papago Stables if you want that western experience, kayaking Tempe Town Lake, hiking in Papago Park, and catching a comedy show at the famous Tempe Improv.

However, instead of telling you all about what there is to do how about I show you?

Presenting my first ever video blog! I anticipate this to become a monthly staple of Taylor’s Titillating Travels. So, please, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Here is a close up of that fascinating gentleman(?) in a skirt.

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So next time you’re dropping off a son/daughter, sibling, or relative off at Arizona State University or just looking for a place to go where the weather is always warm consider visiting some of these places. Be sure to check out the links to some of the places we visited!

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Happy travels!

A very special thanks to:
Curry Corner
Jorge Cajones @ World of Beer
ASU Gammage
Casey Moore’s Oyster House
Four Peaks Brewing Company

The Best Job Around the World

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been missing for a little while. I took on a lot of projects all at once, including a new travel video blog and a few new destinations to feature on here which should actually be up very soon. Along with that I started working on a video to become Jauntaroo‘s Chief World Explorer. The contest to become the representative of Jauntaroo is very important to me and I would greatly appreciate you taking the time to go and vote for me here. You can vote once a day so hit it up tomorrow too and share it with your friends and family. Thank you for your support!

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Again, here is the link: Best Job Around the World

Outdoor Adventures in the City

Spokane, Washington is home to some of the most beautiful sites and adventurous outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. Spokane also has a rich and vibrant downtown area.

If you get a layover there and are itching to do something outdoors spend your afternoon at the Riverfront Park. It’s a 100 acre park full of everything you could want. Take a walk or a run through their miles of paved trails

Be a kid again (or take the kids) and climb to the top of the world’s largest Radio Flyer and slide down the handle for your very own Red Wagon Adventure!

If this doesn’t satisfy the inner kid in you head on over to the Pavilion Amusement Rides and take a turn on the Ferris Wheel or crash into friends at the bumper cars.

If you’re a history buff like me check out the clocktower built in 1902. It’s beautiful chimes can be heard reverberating throughout the park.

Or meander around finding all the historic plaques noting the location of all the exhibitions of different countries from the 1974 World Expo.

Australian Sundial from Expo ’74

And of course if you’re at the Riverfront Park you can’t miss out on seeing Spokane Falls. Keep your eyes peeled for the bits of old brick that are still there as an homage to the hydro plant that once sustained the city and brought water to the fire that ravaged the city in 1889.

If you’re not afraid of heights then spend the $7 and hop in a SkyRide cabin for breathtaking views of the falls further down. It was rated among the Top 12 Scenic Cable Rides in the World by Conde Naste Daily Traveler so you know it’s good.

And you just might be lucky enough to spot a hawk looking for lunch at the falls!

His name is Hawksley

Once you’re good and worn out from all that walking and sunshine you can either grab a bite to eat and shop at the River Park Square or grab some happy hour appetizers and refreshing brews at the Steelhead Bar and Grille just across the way.

What are your favorite things to do in Spokane? I hear they have a lively music scene, where’s your favorite place to grab a brew and listen to the sounds of Spokane?

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