Category: Arizona

The Spanish treasure of Omni Montelucia Resort

Ensconced between Phoenix and Scottsdale, in an enclave known as Paradise Valley, is the magnificent Omni Montelucia Resort. The Montelucia is modeled after an idyllic village in the hills of Spain. For centuries, Spanish explorers ventured to the Southwest in search of treasure. Upon finding such riches, fortune seekers left...

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Ghost City Inn review

Ghost City Inn provides centrally located accommodations with stunning views from the hip hilltop community of Jerome. Located on the backside of the Mingus Mountain range, high atop Cleopatra Hill, is the historic mining camp of Jerome, once the fourth largest town in the Arizona territory. With a current population...

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Fabulous Four Seasons in Scottsdale, AZ

It was way back in 1940 when cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden opened the doors to Maine Chance Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, which set the stage for the city east of Phoenix to become well-known for its high-end spas, resorts and retreats. The Maine Chance Spa was a sanctuary for local...

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Tubac and namesake resort captivate visitors

Nestled in the high desert of the Santa Cruz Valley, in the shadow of the Santa Rita Mountains, lies one of the earliest settlements in the state of Arizona. Tubac was established way back in 1752 as a Spanish presidio. However today, artists are more prevalent than a military men....

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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...

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Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast, the nectar of Tucson

As you travel just six or seven miles northwest of downtown Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find yourself in a sparsely populated area in the foothills of the majestic Tucson Mountains—here, is where I discovered the marvelous Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast. The Blue Agave is situated on fifteen acres and is...

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Cozy Cactus: Not fancy…just fabulous

Cozy Cactus is a wonderful bed and breakfast located in the Village of Oak Creek, not far from Sedona, Arizona. Heading north on Hwy 179 toward Sedona, the landscape is similar to that of the drive from Phoenix. However, just a few miles after you round a bend in the...

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Omni Tucson tees up ultimate resort experience

Tucson, Arizona is synonymous with luxurious resort lodging and world-class golf. One of the pillars of the resort golf community is Omni Tucson National—where for more than two decades the resort played host to the prestigious PGA "Tucson Open" tournament. My stay at the Omni Tucson National Resort was actually...

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Flying E Dude Ranch

If you’re looking for a truly unique vacation experience…enjoy history and the outdoors, do yourself a favor and check out a dude ranch.  I recently visited the Flying~E~Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona…this ranch dates back to the mid-40s and still offers guests a way of the west cowboy experience.  You’re not...

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A Review of the Briar Patch Inn

A Review of the Briar Patch Inn Bed & Breakfast in Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona, AZ. When you first arrive at the Briar Patch Inn, you can’t help but notice the lush gardens that encompass the property, which span nine pristine creek-side acres along the famed Oak Creek.  There...

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The Wonder and Mystique of Sedona, AZ

Sedona is one of those magical places that should be on everyone's top-20 list of places to visit.  The brilliance of the red rock spires, the adventure of exploration,  the spiritual feeling one gets when meditating on the serene banks of Oak Creek...it's just an amazing place. There is so...

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Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast Reveiew

The Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast, just outside of Cottonwood, AZ is a charming place with a lot to like.  When I first approached the area however, I was a bit skeptical given the vicinity—located in an unassuming residential neighborhood.  Once I arrived though, my doubts were squelched…a long driveway...

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