New Times' Summer Guide 2006

Whether your summer vacation starts in May and ends in September, or just consists of weekends and the Fourth of July, we want to help you make your vay-cay more than okay. So stick your toe in our guide to keeping your sanity when all those around you are sweltering. Pimp your BBQ -- or your private parts. Mosaic your back patio. Take a trip around the world without leaving metro PHX, or take our tips on how to ditch the 'Nix 'til the temperatures dip. All that, and the coolest summer books and movies.

Have a great vacation -- be sure to send us a postcard!

Feel the Burn

Get Smashed

Help Getting Smashed

Perk Up

Summer Books Roundup: This Time, It's Personal

How Your Summer Reading List Stacks Up

Get Inside! The Summer's Top Movies

Go International -- Without Leaving Town

Skip Town -- for Real


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