25 Best US National Parks for families (Short and Easy hikes)

From seeing glaciers to geysers to swimming in turquoise water there is plenty of easy adventures to be had in our Nation’s 61 National Parks.  While we haven’t been to many of them, I asked some of my travel-loving friends what their favorite adventures (short, easy hikes) were and came up Read More …

Sedona: 3 Easy Vortex Hikes that should be on your list

Whether you believe in sacred vortexes and spiritual energies or not Sedona is the perfect respite from bustling city life and a beautiful destination for a family getaway. After a few days of checking out Spring training baseball games in the Phoenix area, we headed to Sedona to slow down Read More …

Four Seasons Scottsdale: Desert magic in Adobe style Casitas

Nestled into the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, amid towering saguaro cacti and other beautiful cacti you will find the desert hued adobe style casitas of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale playing peekaboo.  Designed in a contemporary southwestern style the property is a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix and Read More …

Arizona Biltmore: The Jewel of the Desert

I was fascinated with The Arizona Biltmore, when I learned about the history and the unique artworks at the resort so decided to join the resort’s tour to understand the resort’s secrets, read on to see how my fascination with the hotel is justified and why it is called the Jewel of Read More …

A guide to the Cactus League Spring Training in Arizona

The Cactus League aka Baseball Spring training in Arizona has long been a cherished tradition for locals, tourists and of course, baseball fans… Hundreds of folks of all ages visit the Valley of the Sun to experience spring training also called the Cactus League. Pleasant temperatures and beautiful sunshine complement Read More …

Afternoon High Tea at the Arizona Biltmore

Seated at the Lobby of the Historic Building at the Arizona Biltmore, I looked at my daughter who had her pinkies up and was balancing a hot cup of clear tea with a big grin on her face. I think she was developing an alter ego – that of a little Read More …

Soaring over the Sonoran Desert: A hot air balloon ride in Phoenix

The 3 of us, college buddies, set out to the beautiful desert of Arizona for some catching up.  We drove to Sedona, in the northern Verde Valley to see the beautiful red sandstone formations one day, hiked up the Camelback mountains on another. But the best memory was the day we woke Read More …

Girls Getaway: Alhambraesque Weekend in Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

The 3 of us, college buddies, setout for some catching up and change in scenery to the beautiful desert of Arizona. We stayed at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale. A beautiful resort with a backdrop of the picturesque Camelback Mountain and Alhambra like walkways. The Read More …