Spotlight on Culture in Salt River Arizona

The sound of the drumbeat almost drowns out my host, who leans in and raises her voice to be heard above the pervasive rhythm. She fills in more information for me as the names and nations of people processing in are announced over the loudspeaker. The pageant unfolds in front
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Scottsdale - Hash Kitchen - Photo Codi Darnell
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Scottsdale Arizona

Everyone has their favourite type of vacation. Maybe you’re all about relaxing on a beach, exploring a new city, fueling your inner-child at an amusement park or something completely different. But I can’t be the only one who sometimes thinks I don’t care what we do, as long as we
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Grown Ups Only Getaway to Scottsdale, Arizona

If you’ve ever whisper/yelled to your partner “You said the kids were asleep!!” while hastily pulling on whatever shirt you can find, you probably deserve a grown-up getaway. Keeping the couple-connection alive after you have children can be challenging. Date nights are great, but sometimes it takes a little bit
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At Giganticus Headicus on Route 66--just another roadside attraction_photo by Blake Ford
Are You Griswold Enough? A weird and wacky road trip through the American Southwest

Driving out of Las Vegas, our white Chevy rental car racing east toward the red mountains of Utah, my husband Blake cranks up “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and starts singing and air banjo-ing along. “What is this?” our teenage daughter Avery groans from the back seat. “Why are
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When Someone You Love Loves Baseball: Spring Training in Phoenix

When Someone You Love Loves Baseball: Spring Training in Phoenix Do you love to root, root, root for the home team? Do you live for peanuts and crackerjack? Are you continually requesting people take you out to the ball game? Or maybe it’s not you. Perhaps you married someone who
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Five First Class Scottsdale Resorts for Families
5 First Class Scottsdale Resorts for Families

Stay at one of the hottest Scottsdale resorts for families and have your hotel be part of the fun! Don’t let a horror story happen to you! The mattress on the living room floor was the first clue our vacation rental was not as it appeared on line. “Oh” I said, in
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Slide into the Sonoran Splash pool - photo Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Five Fantastic Things Your Kids (and You) Will Love about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

My husband and I were on our way to breakfast when a pirate blocked the footbridge. “You’ll have to answer this riddle to pass”, he told a little boy who was staring up at him in amazement. “What has eight legs and eight eyes?” No one could guess. “Eight pirates!”
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The Phoenician Resort Scottsdale Arizona Photo Credit - The Phoenician
The Phoenician: Arizona Sun for the Winter Weary

When it comes to winter getaways, Western Canadians are spoiled for choice, particularly when it comes to Arizona. Easy to get to, with a myriad of daily flights from most major Canadian cities, Phoenix is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to reconnect with nature and each other.
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Northern Arizona Family Trip
Family Travel: Roadtripping in Northern Arizona

Years ago, my husband flew from our home in Calgary to Phoenix to buy a used car (don’t ask) and on the drive home he made an overnight stop in a town called Page, Arizona. He chose the town randomly, but while he was eating his free hotel breakfast, he
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