Explore. Dream. Discover.

Dive into the pages of any good adventure book—or into the screen of a movie at the local theater—and you’ll quickly be immersed in captivating stories. You’ll be pulled into worlds of wizards fighting dark magic, pirates trying to seize control of ghost ships, a quest for revenge on a whale, a 1,100-mile hike for self-discovery and healing, the visit to a theme park populated by dinosaurs … the list goes on and on, but, unfortunately, we’re limited here.

The point being: adventure exists all around us if you know where to find it—and with this month’s issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle, you won’t have to go far.

What better time to have an adventure than summer? The weather is warm, the kids are out of school and there are endless possibilities for experiences that create memories that can last a lifetime.

If you’re not able to jet off to Colorado or Coronado, we hope these pages will inspire you to explore ways to beat the heat nearer to home. Whether it’s a day trip to one of our local attractions or a weekend getaway to a local resort or visiting one of Arizona’s many natural wonders or just relaxing by your pool, Scottsdale has many ways to create lifelong memories.

There’s a Pinterest-worthy quote often credited to Mark Twain that we feel sums it up best:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Have some great adventures, Scottsdale!

Maybe we’ll see you around.