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Mike’s Road Trip is about discovering those hidden gems of the road and sharing them with other adventurous and discerning travelers.  You won’t find mediocrity or the ordinary on Mike’s Road Trip; these are the travels that create fond memories. Whether you live vicariously or by example, I’ll do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

The road is the page. The experiences are the ink. Next chapter begins in 300 miles..

Mountain Ranch Resort

The Grand Canyon State of Arizona is an amazing place and its diversity never ceases to amaze me. Like a lot of folks from the Valley of the Sun, I try to escape the summer heat as often as I can. Thankfully, the pilgrimage is only a couple hours north of the...

Santa Fe School of Cooking

I was first introduced to the Santa Fe School of Cooking in 2012, as it was a stop on my culinary tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico for the USA Today and Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road” rally. (By the way, Santa Fe ended up winning the “Best Food” category in...

Beckett’s Table: The soul of culinary confection

Written by: Terri Campbell Opened in 2010 Chef Justin & Michelle Beckett, along with Scott and Katie Stephens, launched a ‘new’ vision including ‘old’ favorites.  Nestled between the elegance of the Biltmore area and the hip and trendy Arcadia neighborhood, Beckett’s Table is an upscale dining experience with a comfortable casual feel.  The...

Talavera typifies fine-dining

The Four Seasons is synonymous with luxury and uncompromising quality…the Scottsdale location in the northern part of the city embodies those guiding principles that make the brand so coveted. Nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak (an iconic rock formation and historic North Scottsdale area), amid towering saguaro cacti and giant...

Sanctuary “elements:” Where Yin Meets Yang

Written by: Terri Campbell Arizona is recognized for some of the most amazing resorts in the world.  Sanctuary, located in the heart of Scottsdale is an upscale resort at the top of that list. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, tranquil spa and modern classic rooms, Sanctuary houses the award-winning restaurant, “elements” and “Jade...