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The Grand Canyon

Video: Art and architecture in Arizona

I live in Arizona. It has been my home for 20 years. I’ve visited the Grand Canyon many times over the years and travel through the mountains, deserts, mining towns and resorts on a daily basis. Despite this, I forget the beauty in my adopted home state. We get wrapped up in the triple digits every summer, the crowded freeways during …

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Saint Pierre

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon: A French adventure without going to France

My wife Aiko and I celebrated 25 years of marriage in the spring of 2014 that began with a four-continent honeymoon. Each year we’ve maintained the “let’s travel someplace exciting and different” tradition where I choose the location, keeping it as a surprise as long as possible, and then she hits the local tourism office on arrival – picking, and keeping, …

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Victor Hugo Suite at Nuit Saint-Pierre

Hotel profile: Nuits Saint-Pierre Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotels, unlike Bed and Breakfast lodgings, typically offer themed, intimate rooms in a smaller environment than a regular hotel and they’ve become very popular in Europe and North America. The Saint-Pierre-based Nuits Saint-Pierre is a charming example of a French boutique hotel. The lovely hotel is located on the island of Saint-Pierre, part of a unique Atlantic archipelago off the …

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Grapevine Christmas

Christmas Vacation: Christmas in Grapevine Texas

I love visiting other locales during the holidays. Even though I’m way past being an excited kid at Christmas, there’s still something magical about all those trees decorated in ornaments, lights twinkling on every building and carolers singing those once-a-year classics. And for me, as a 20-year Phoenix implant who still misses white Christmases in Colorado, I’m all about a place …

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Sunrise from Kalaloch Lodge

Video: October on the Olympic Peninsula

I spent a few days in October on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington. The seas were amazing during my stay, ranging from brilliant blue skies and white caps to gray skies, rain and crashing waves. I was enchanted with this breathtakingly beautiful part of our country. I felt alive in the fresh air and wanted to experience every sound, …

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Recipes from the road: My favorite bites

In my “Recipes from the road” series of articles, I’ve shared some of my favorite bites from around the world—be sure to check out the other great dishes here—but there are some that stand out above all the rest as the best bites of all. Here are a few of my all-time favorite dishes discovered during my travels. The Fort, …

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels features Ultimate Driving Experiences

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts specializes in personalized experiences for guests at their 29 destinations. During the coming months, three of my favorite Waldorf Astoria properties are launching a new luxury Driving Experience. Most of us get a certain thrill from sitting behind the wheel of an amazing super car and this is the ideal opportunity to feed that thrill and drive …

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Win tickets to Haunted Hotel Ball in Scottsdale

Only a few days left to WIN TWO FREE VIP PASSES to all three of the Haunted Hotel Ball parties on October 31 and November 1, 2014. See below to enter for your chance to win a PAIR OF VIP PASSES. It’s time again for one of Scottsdale’s spookiest evenings of adult fantasy and fun—Arizona’s Haunted Hotel Ball. Held for the …

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Organ Stop Pizza

Organ Stop Pizza: A must-see Arizona attraction

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to visit Organ Stop Pizza and, to be honest, my first thought was “Why didn’t I come sooner?” I grew up in the East Valley, yet this was my first time at the famous “home of the mighty Wurlitzer”—and I definitely regret not coming sooner! This entertainment attraction is the whole package, and …

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Porte Cochere at Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Profile: Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect Edward Varney, opened to much fanfare in 1956. At the time, it was one of the most innovative hotels anywhere. The hotel cost $1.5 million to build (about $13 million in today’s dollars) and even had air conditioning (the first for a Scottsdale hotel) so it could remain open year-round. The Valley …

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