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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Best Arizona Campsites to visit this Fall!

Best Arizona Campsites to visit this Fall!

As we mentioned in a previous post, fall in Arizona is a great time to road trip to some of the lesser known spots in the state. That goes for camping as well! The weather is cooling down enough to camp here in the southern parts of Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson, but not enough to prevent you from camping up in northern Arizona! So on that note, we’ve compiled a few of the best camping spots both close to home and a short road trip away. There’s no need to worry if you’re a camping novice—you won’t need a 4x4 to reach these easily accessible campsites. 1. Lost Dutchman State Park We start our journey close to home in the shadow of the Superstitions. If comfortable desert camping with access to amenities like showers, grills and flush toilets is what you seek, Lost Dutchman State Park is the place for you! Simply take the 60 east and exit ... read more

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How to create your own Car Emergency Kit!

How to create your own Car Emergency Kit!

As any parent knows—especially those with boys—it never hurts to be prepared for anything. Nobody wants to have to clean up their kid’s bloody nose or a bruise with whatever napkins and hand lotion you can find in the glovebox! This is why it’s so important to have a car emergency kit ready to go for whatever life throws at you and your family. ’s a great car emergency kit checklist to use as a baseline! Baby Wipes Children’s and Adult Ibuprofen Instant ice pack Various assorted Band-Aids/bandages Children’s and Adult Acetaminophen Antacids Migraine medicine Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes Benadryl Eye drops Anti-nausea medicine Bottles of water Bug repellent Cortisone Cream Antibiotic ointment Find a nice little box with a lid that will slide under your car’s seat, the trunk or another little spot tucked out of the way. You’ll probably get much more use than you ... read more

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Great Trails Around Phoenix For Your 4x4

Great Trails Around Phoenix For Your 4x4

Don’t be one of those people who buy a 4x4 and never put it to the test! If you own a four wheel drive truck, Jeep or other SUV that has been sitting patiently in your garage since you bought it, here are a few trails for both beginners and more experienced off-roaders! It’s a great time now that the weather has begun cooling off to truly enjoy the outdoors. Need a tune-up and/or a check on your tires and suspension before you hit the trails? Schedule your appointment with CarLife Phoenix auto services experts in Glendale, Gilbert, or Scottsdale. Four Peaks If you live in Mesa, Gilbert or Apache Junction, you probably see the Four Peaks pretty clearly on a daily basis. Isn’t it about time you see them up close and personal? This easy to moderate trail is ab ... read more

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Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Kids Calm!

Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Kids Calm!

So you’ve finally planned that family road trip for the ages, but now the terrifying reality that you’ll be stuck in a car with your kids for hours on end sets in. It doesn’t matter how smoothly your vehicle is running, if the whole family isn’t happy and entertained it might be a bumpy ride. Well never fear! We’ve compiled a few ideas to keep the kids entertained and in turn, keep the parents calm. Toys & Games Bring out the classics! Who remembers the etch-a-sketch or the aquadoodle? Make a “busy box” for your kids full of little card games, toys, legos and more. The box lid could even be a playing surface! Books are obviously great too--for kids who don’t get car sick. The Creative Spirit Let your little ones harness their inner creativity! Have an old digital camera you don’t mind getting roughed up? Give it to the aspiring pho ... read more

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