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Scottsdale is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, combining glorious desert scenes and urban settings. This vibrant city near Phoenix is known for its many activities for outdoor enthusiasts and features vibrant pops of art, culture, and gourmet goodies that are to die for.  Those who wish to unwind in the many resorts littered around […]

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9 Best Boutique Hotels Scottsdale, AZ | Luxury Resort Getaways

Heading to Arizona and looking for the best boutique hotels in Scottsdale? Well, you’re in for a treat. When it comes to luxury hotels, Scottsdale, Arizona, does not disappoint. Scottsdale is known as one of the finest golf destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise that it has boutique hotels to match. Pair that with […]

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11 Best Sedona Boutique Hotels | Top Luxury Places to Stay

Are you planning on visiting Sedona to explore the Grand Canyon and Arizona? Consider staying at one of Sedona’s charming boutique hotels.  One of the best things about Sedona is its abundance of fantastic hotels set among the backdrop of unique red rock formations. This mysterious location has plenty of spa resorts and stunning boutique […]

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Best Budget Hotels in Sedona | 7 Affordable Places to Stay

Nestled among breathtaking red rock formations and serene desert landscapes, Sedona offers an unforgettable getaway if you’re seeking adventure and relaxation. However, choosing the best place to stay in Sedona can be challenging, especially when working with a tight budget. That’s where this handy guide comes in. Inside, we’ll explore the best budget hotels in […]

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10 BEST Spas in Scottsdale That’ll Make You Feel Amazing

Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a sanctuary of relaxation and luxury — and the best spas in Scottsdale are OOF *chef’s kiss.  Also known for its upscale resorts and vibrant art scene, the city boasts some of the most exquisite spas in the USA. As someone who has lived […]

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18 Unique Things To Do In Scottsdale, AZ Right Now

Scottsdale has been crowned the West’s Most Western Town, but is the west best? That’s for you to find out, but I’m here to help with these unique things to do in Scottsdale, AZ! The city’s perfect year-round weather makes it easy to find things to do around Scottsdale, no matter the season. But what […]

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Hurry To These 11 Best Sedona Sunrise & Sunset Hikes

Sedona, Arizona, is an oasis for photographers, hikers, and explorers, full of vortexes, red rocks, and adventures. But you know what’s really amazing? Sedona sunsets and sunrises! As a hiker’s heaven, there are TONS of trails to explore (from difficult to easy Sedona hikes), but not all are ideal for sunset and sunrise. So let’s […]

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ULTIMATE Arizona National Parks Road Trip | Epic 4 Days

Arizona is a treasure trove of unique landscapes, rugged cliffs, and million-year-old fossils that draw in tourists from all over the US. It’s also home to 3 amazing US National Parks that need to be on your bucket list. And this Arizona National Parks road trip will take you through the best of all three […]

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ULTIMATE Sedona vs. Scottsdale Guide: Which Is Best For You?

Living in Scottsdale and having traveled to Sedona countless times, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the distinct charm both cities bring to Arizona’s vast desert landscape. From Scottsdale’s chic urban vibe to Sedona’s tranquil red rock splendor, the Southwest offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Amidst the backdrop of sprawling cacti, ancient Native American […]

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12 BEST Coffee Shops in Scottsdale, AZ | Cute & Vibey Atmosphere

Sure, you probably know Scottsdale, Arizona, for its old west vibes, mountains, shopping, and high-end dining, buttttt do you know about the best coffee shops in Scottsdale, AZ? As a local, I feel slightly biased when I say that Scottsdale coffee shops are some of my favorites, but alas, it’s true.  Of course, they have […]

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