Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Arizona / Destinations / United States

Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Off the 101 and up a winding, narrow two lane road lined with cacti lies the work of a 20th century master who many have called America’s greatest architect. On your next trip to Phoenix, check out the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, his 500-acre estate nestled […]

Perfect spot to watch the sunset
Arizona / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Grand Dame, Arizona Biltmore is looking good after successful remodel

Since she first threw open her doors in 1929, the iconic Arizona Biltmore, has hosted countless world leaders, every U.S. president for the last 40 years, and copious celebs as well as just regular folks who are looking for some fun in the sun. I’ve always loved it there but if I […]

The original cell block shown above, with solid granite walls, was built by the prisoners.
Arizona / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Offers a View of the Old West

Prisons have always had a fascination for people. The concept of captivity is so repelling that people’s curiosity and dread are aroused. The Arizona Territorial Prison State Historical Park incites special interest since it has a strong association with the Old Wild West, enhanced worldwide through its portrayal by Hollywood. […]

Courtesy Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Arizona / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Spa Vacation Salvation at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

Luxurious spas are de rigueur for any high end resort. However, the Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort takes the integrative spa and fitness experience to an impressive level. Arizona’s stark beauty provides a stunning backdrop for this revered retreat, a behemoth 65-acre sanctuary neighboring the […]

Credit Debby Wolvos Photography
Arizona / Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / United States

Divine Dining by Design at The Second Story Liquor Bar Scottsdale

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt—The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at […]

Courtesy Dominick's Steakhouse
Arizona / Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Food / United States / Wines & Spirits

Bounty and Beauty at Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale

There’s much to love about a classic American steakhouse—from the dimly lit atmosphere, refined dark wood décor, white linens and formal service staff to impeccable cuts of meat cooked to perfection. In this age where avant-garde grub is captivating culinary attentions, one restaurant’s traditional approach continues to delight: Michael Dominick’s […]

Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
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Winslow, Arizona: There’s More to Do Than Just Standin’ on a Corner

The titans of American banking and industry may have created the transcontinental railroads, but it took an enterprising Englishman named Fred Harvey to turn cross-country rail travel into a pleasurable experience. Through his contract with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, Harvey not only provided travelers with excellent food and […]

Luxury houseboating on Lake Powell.
Arizona / Chronological / Cruises / Destinations / United States

Houseboat Luxury in Arizona

Wahweap Marina, Arizona – Who knew that you could use the words “houseboat” and “luxury” in the same sentence? During a trip to northern Arizona, I learned that a getaway on a top-of-the-line houseboat would offer many comforts and yes, even luxury. Lake Powell bills itself as America’s favorite houseboating destination. […]

View of Sedona Red Rocks Photo: Maralyn D. Hill
Arizona / Business Events / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Enchanting Enchantment in Sedona

Enchantment Resort & Spa in Sedona wakes your senses upon entering the gated grounds. One can easily see why in-the-know organizations pick this site for small meetings, incentives, or corporate retreats. It is an ideal secluded destination, self-contained, that offers everything you want and need in amenities for meetings and […]

A Hopi Tradition: Piki Bread
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A Hopi Tradition: Piki Bread

Piki bread is the ancient traditional staple of the Hopi people. Mastering the technique to make the thin dry rolled bread is difficult and therefore has been passed down from mothers to daughters for generations. I had the privilege of watching Iva Honyestewa make the traditional bread in her own piki house on the Hopi lands in Arizona.