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Medieval Times breaks ground in Phoenix, to open in 2019

Riding Heroe Franz Christian is in charge of horse training for Medieval Times.(Photo: Scott Craven/The Republic) Knights fought with swords, a noble steed pranced, and the anachronistic tinge clearly was intended. Officials from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament gathered Friday, April 6, with members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to ceremonially begin work on […]

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Reminder: Passport fees increase on April 2

Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your first passport. Wochit Applying for your passport during the holiday season could get it to you much quicker.(Photo: Kritchanut/Getty Images/iStockphoto) Get ready to pay more for a passport. U.S. passport fees are going up $10 on April 2. Passport books will cost $145 for adults and $115 for […]

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27 things to do this week around Arizona

The Bluegrass on the Beach Festival held in Lake Havasu State Park is in its 15th year. (Photo: Courtesy of Lake Havasu City) Try some of these intriguing events around the state.  Get out and explore Arizona.  3/2-4: Bluegrass on the Beach at Lake Havasu Come on out to the 2018 Bluegrass on the Beach […]

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This stretch of the Maricopa Trail is a smorgasbord of mountain views

The Cave Creek Mountains in the distance along the stretch of the Maricopa Trail through Tonto National Forest.(Photo: Mare Czinar) The 300-plus-mile course of the Maricopa Trail takes many forms. Sometimes it’s a single track, canal bank, road or suburban pathway. All the segments are beautiful and useful in their own ways. Some of the most […]

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Airfares are likely to rise in 2018. Here’s why.

You actually can afford to travel, just try using some of these tips when looking at airfares. Buzz60 An American Airlines plane at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Ariz.(Photo: David Kadlubowski /The Arizona Republic) Traveling this year? Better budget more money for airfare. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Thursday that higher ticket prices […]

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Havasupai falls permits: Prices go up for 2018

Havasu Falls is one of the most photographed spots on the trail to the Havasupai campground. Nov. 1, 2016(Photo: Dawn Gilbertson/The Republic) It will cost more to visit the stunning blue-green Havasupai waterfalls in northern Arizona this year. The Havasupai Tribe, which oversees the remote corner of Grand Canyon that is home to Instagram-famous Havasu […]

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Neon Nights

With raindrops no longer falling, this street in Beijing, China, hums back to life under the glow of neon signs. Your Shot photographer Caue Ferraz took this photo in the neighborhood around Jingshan Park, a 57-acre green space with views into the Forbidden City. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where […]

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Hidden Gem

Forged by the wear of water rushing over rocks, Olo Canyon in Arizona is concealed inside the Grand Canyon. Its alluring landscape includes natural springs and rocks shaped like cathedral amphitheaters. See more pictures from the September 2016 story “Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?” Powered by NEW DAY DIGEST

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Golden Hills

Your Shot photographer Hannah Overeem captured this shot of her dog, Badger, an Australian cattle dog, in Chino Hills, California. She writes that the contrast of the golden field and blue-and-white sky give this image a “surreal” look. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo […]

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Sandy Oasis

Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is a nation of tranquility, but Sandy Island takes it to another level. This speck of sand in the bright blue waters is constantly reshaped by the ocean and weather, and visitors to the cay are encouraged to make reservations. Your Shot photographer Matthew Wade captured this shot […]