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Hiking in the Desert with Kelsa in Phoenix, Arizona

Best things to do in Phoenix Arizona Kelsa Dickey Usery Mountain regional hike2

I’m really excited to interview Kelsa Dickey of Fiscal Fitness Phoenix about Phoenix, Arizona. Kelsa’s tips for the best things to do in Phoenix are awesome because she moved here for a job, but she loves the city for its weather and the convenience of living in a big, clean city.

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Phoenix, Arizona

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Phoenix, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

Best things to do in Phoenix Arizona Kelsa Dickey Wind Cave trail sign

Wind Cave trail sign.

Getting around Phoenix

The local airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is a ten-minute drive to downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Kelsa recommends renting a car when visiting Phoenix. The city is quite spread out, and it can be difficult to get a taxi or rideshare when venturing out on a hike. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

The downtown area has a light rail system, and it is easy to walk around (when it’s not summertime with temperatures well above 100*). Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

Photo by Thomas Simms on Pixabay

Overlooking the valley from a mountain peak. Photo by Thomas Simms on Pixabay.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Kelsa Dickey about Phoenix, Arizona. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Green dots = best things to do in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Phoenix, Arizona

Who is Kelsa Dickey?

Kelsa Dickey is the founder of Fiscal Fitness PHX, a money coaching program that offers personalized financial coaching for individuals, couples, and business owners in Phoenix, Arizona, and around the world. She and her team teach small business owners how to train their money so that they can start acting on goals that seem lifetimes away.

Her team combines simple tools like Money Macros™, a customized Money Training Plan (that’s designed for YOU and YOUR business…not someone else’s), and top-tier financial coaching to create mind-blowing results that not only help you breathe easier while setting you up for long-term success.

Fiscal Fitness PHX clients typically pay off $38K+ in debt and increase their net worth by an AVERAGE of $180K when working with an FFP financial coach.

Best things to do in Phoenix Arizona Kelsa Dickey headshot

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Kelsa on her website and on Facebook and Instagram.

We Travel There - Phoenix Arizona - Kelsa Dickey - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our one-page guide of Kelsa’s tips for Phoenix.

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Lisa Morales at the TBEX conference in Billings, Montana

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