I’m always excited to meet local bloggers in the same blog niche as Misadventures with Andi. One fine example is Timpani of Like a Drum a travel and lifestyle blogger based out of Phoenix. Her travel adventures take her far and wide, but she also has great content on the surrounding Southwest. I think Timpani and I would travel well together but our long haul flight essentials are practically identical!
Let’s meet Timpani!
 Favorite thing about where you live in AZ.
My favorite thing about living in Phoenix is that we have nearly 300 days of sun and blue skies.
 Least favorite thing about where you live in AZ.
My least favorite thing about living in Phoenix is how spread out and divided things are. All the cute, trendy places to eat are in the east valley and the west valley are mostly chains.
 Favorite place to visit anywhere in the state.
My favorite place to visit is Flagstaff. I went to college up there, and it’ll always have a special place in my heart.
 Favorite coffee spot.
There are some pretty good spots all around the valley; however, I think my favorite is Lola downtown. Not only is the coffee great but they have some pretty good food options as well.
 Favorite spot for drinks.
I love a good craft beer, so Angel’s Trumpet Alehouse in downtown Phoenix is my go to. They rotate their beer selection often, and it’s nice being able to try something new each time I go.
 Favorite local hangout.
I love wandering around Westgate and the Tanger Outlets in Glendale.
 Favorite breakfast spot.
My favorite breakfast spot would be Hash Kitchen in Gainey Ranch. They have a great Bloody Mary bar; especially, on the weekends when toppings include things like fried ravioli!
 Favorite lunch spot.
Chanpan Thai has some really good lunch specials and it’s close to my job. The drunken noodles are where it’s at.
 Favorite dinner spot.
Popo’s! I love some good Mexican food and everything there is delicious.
 One thing you always do/spot you always take friends from out of town to do/see.
I usually take my friends somewhere that’s recently opened. It’s a risk, but it also gives us a chance to try something new together.
 How do you like to beat the heat?
I beat the heat by staying inside until the sun goes down, and by escaping to the cooler temperatures up north.
 Lucky question #13, tell me about your blog!
My blog is called Like the Drum. It’s a Phoenix-based lifestyle blog where I post a little bit of everything but mostly my travels, OOTDs, and Arizona related content.