Desert Climate a Winter Wonderland for Winter-weary Canadians

Phoenix is a tonic for Northern tourists I  dislike winters that begin in October. It happens when you live in Edmonton, Canada's most northern metropolis. But  this time, this year, my  tolerance for shoveling in cold weather after a snow storm plunged to sub-zero.  It must be another sign of age,  I thought as I gathered... Continue Reading →

It’s swing time in Phoenix

Golf clubs should fit your swing, I learned, not the other way around While a late season snowfall interrupts Alberta's winterless winter, the golf season in Arizona is in full swing. And so am I, standing at the TPC Scottsdale driving range sending 100 balls into flight, or not. I'm being fitted for a new... Continue Reading →

Sweater Weather in Phoenix keeps Canadians coming back

Going south for the winter is like slipping through a tear in the fabric of seasons where, magically, fall is knitted to spring by nothing more than a comfy sweater. With 320 Vitamin D days a year and joint-salving temperatures reaching the high 60s, sweater weather is why Canadians winter in Phoenix. Just ask the... Continue Reading →

Closing your second home for the summer

If you own a second home in one of the sunny southern sunbelt destinations like Arizona or Florida, you may be closing it for the summer and returning north for a Canadian summer. But who's watching your home while you're gone? I interviewed a women who has a home watch service in Phoenix and her tips on closing up your... Continue Reading →

Broken up about the end of Medium

I can't believe how jilted I'm feeling this morning after watching the final episode of Medium last night. I had no idea it was coming. I feel like a teenager in junior high whose been going around with some guy for an eternal month and then out of the blue he wants his oversized friendship ring... Continue Reading →

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