From the Road: What’s New in the Red Rocks

After years of family vacations and college-scouting trips, my husband and I set out on our first solo getaway in ages. We packed two small bags and headed for two days in Sedona. We had been invited to Amara Resort and Spa, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation designed to let guests chill out and […]

From the Road: Incomparable

By Andrea Tyler Evans & Tom Evans It’s rare in life that you come across something truly unique, something you almost don’t know how to describe, because you’ve never seen anything like it. That’s the takeaway — in a very good way — from our trip to Amangiri, the ultra-exclusive luxury resort just north of […]

The Posh Playground

By Andrea Tyler Evans & Brian Pentek of Luxe Life Travel We may have the desert living thing figured out here in the Valley of the Sun, but there’s another desert destination along the I-10 to enjoy. Whether you’re up for a fun-in-the-sun weekend or a pit stop on a California road trip, Palm Springs […]

From the Road: Distinctly Durango

We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s something for everyone.” There is no better illustration than the city of Durango, Colo. Durango respects its “cowboy culture” roots and is best described as a laid-back, never-met-a-stranger, dog-and family-friendly place to visit. You can either drive from the Valley, which takes approximately 7.5 hours, or fly direct from […]

Wandering in Wickenburg

Did you know that you can be in downtown Wickenburg within one to one-and-a-half hours from most places in the Valley? What awaits you is an authentic Western experience filled with history, art and a storybook town.  How easy is it to get to Wickenberg for a day, overnight or family vacation? Simply drive north […]

From the Road: Summer in San Diego

Enjoy new experiences in 2022 San Diego is a quintessential travel destination on the West Coast. With beautiful beaches and stunning architecture, the city is well known for its historic landmarks and fan-favorite travel experiences. But even for the seasoned traveler, there’s always something new to enjoy. Take a look at some of the new […]

Rejoice! Boyce! Visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Wondrous is the best word to describe the peaceful, well-manicured and extensive landscape of Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Wallace Desert Garden. Located 60 miles east of Phoenix on Route 60, BTA offers visitors an unmatched experience in an exceptional setting.  The arboretum was founded in 1924 by William Boyce Thompson, a mining magnate who recognized […]

Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]

Travel: North by Northwest

Drive to Bagdad or Yarnell By Richard Sanderson Got wanderlust? Take off for fun fall drives to some of the most beautiful areas northwest of Phoenix. Drive to tiny Yarnell, home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial, or Bagdad, home of one of the oldest active open-pit copper mines in the world. Great roads, beautiful […]

Key to the Good Life: Off to Flagstaff!

We desert-dwellers appreciate an occasional break from the heat. And Flagstaff, a favorite Valley escape, has earned a reputation as an emerging art and culture destination. Try these attractions the next time you travel to the cool pines. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA Nestled at the base of the towering San Francisco Peaks, the Museum of […]