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Travel with me to…Arizona!

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Arizona, home of the Grand Canyon (although Hollywood helps Nevada kinda claim it), is one of the “Four Corners” states, is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states.  Interestingly enough about one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of a number of Native American tribes.

Arizona Map

Arizona Map

I have visited at least half of the states in the USA, each has their own vibe but Arizona provides a distinct experience for travelers like moi that really sets it’s apart from the others.

Due to Arizona’s history, Native-American culture, climate (no humidity in the summertime!) and desert landscapes, I embrace any opportunity I have to return.

I have visited Arizona two previous occasions (Scottsdale & Carefree) where I traveled for a wedding and for a work event.  This time I’m going for 5 days to visit my friends & my nephew Nico and hope to discover a bit more about Arizona including Phoenix.

I’m realllllllllly hoping to make it to Sedona and the Grand Canyon but my friends don’t like long drives, so this may prove to be a challenge!  I wonder how they feel about helicopter rides!

If you have been to Arizona, specifically in the Phoenix area, please let me know where to eat, see some art & culture and let me know what areas offer great views for photography.

The greens at The Boulders, a Curio Collection property.

The greens at The Boulders, a Curio Collection property.

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-Jazz

 

Check out my other two posts here:

The Boulders Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ)

The Boulders Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ) – 2nd trip

 

1 Comment

  1. Catherine Lamaison January 4, 2016 Reply

    AZ! My home away from home. I would definitely not go all the way down there to just stick to Phoenix though. The Arizona Biltmore Hotel (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) is stunning, even just to take a tour and have a drink. Other architectural Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks in the region including his house. Other than that, I’d recommend renting a car and exploring the surroundings. Take a drive down to Tucson (1.5h) Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemon are around there (the drive from Tucson to Mount Lemmon is amazing with change of scenery from cacti to pine trees, you literally go from the desert to a mini ski resort in the middle of a pine forrest in less than an hour) , best mexican food ever in Tucson (yup, people claim that the best is there, not in Mexico!) interesting weird artsy/music scene, The UofA campus, where I used to teach is voted one of the prettiest campuses in the US (palm trees everywhere) there is an old planes graveyard in the outskirts of Tucson that’s pretty cool, Hotel Congress for brunch, concert or whatever party is going on, cheap and awesome Margaritas, cheap shopping, south-western jewelry and art….. shall I continue?

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