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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 […]

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10 Best Scottsdale Coffee Shops for Irresistible Drinks & Vibes

Sure, you probably know Scottsdale, Arizona, for its old west vibes, mountains, shopping, and high-end dining, buttttt do you know about the best Scottsdale coffee shops? 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 the obvious, […]

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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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Day Trips from Scottsdale AZ

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18 Best Day Trips from Scottsdale, AZ That Prove West is Best

Scottsdale, Arizona, never ceases to amaze me. There’s cactus (duh), world-class resorts, MOUNTAINS— I mean, no wonder it’s coined, “The West’s Most Western Town.” And guess what? Red rocks, SNOW, urban sprawl, and national parks are all quick day trips from Scottsdale. Like what doesn’t this place have to offer? Okay, maybe, generally speaking, not […]

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10 Best Old Town Scottsdale Happy Hour Spots for Stellar Drinks & Bites

Old Town Scottsdale is where you’ll find blue skies, mountain views, biking paths, shops, and amazing restaurants. But you know what else is waiting for you there? A bomb @$$ Old Town Scottsdale happy hour! Whether at a swanky hotel or a scenic rooftop lounge, happy hour is the perfect excuse to explore the Old […]

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Ultimate Weekend in Scottsdale Itinerary for a Memorable Getaway

Retro vibes, cactus, cowboy culture, luxury, hot air balloon rides—this is Scottsdale, Arizona at a glance! It’s like a little treasure chest just waiting for you to sort through all of its golden goodies, which is exactly why you need to spend a weekend in Scottsdale ASAP. What’s also great about this desert city is […]

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Hiking Bell Rock Vortex Sedona, AZ (Ultimate Trail Guide)

Of all the vortexes you can visit in Sedona, Bell Rock should be among the top of your list, for sure. Bell Rock Vortex got its name from the red rock formation’s unique bell shape. But you probably could’ve guessed that, huh? You might not know, though, that this Sedona gem is an amazing sunset […]

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Complete Guide to Airport Mesa Vortex Sedona (Maps Included)

Airport Mesa Vortex in Sedona, AZ, is one of the area’s most accessible vortexes AND just so happens to be an amazing place to watch the sunset in Sedona. When you get there, you’ll be embraced with a giant hug of vortex energy and have a view of epic rock formations like Thunder Mountain and […]

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Hiking Sugarloaf Trail Sedona: Most Underrated & Beautiful Hike

Gosh, I’ve been to Sedona more times than I can count, but why I NEVER hiked up Sugarloaf Mountain until now is beyond me. Sugarloaf Trail Sedona has to be one of the most underrated hikes in the area. I mean it! Yes, Sedona is where you’ll find epic places like Cathedral Rock Vortex and […]

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Hiking Bear Mountain Trail: A Majestic Sedona Summit

Hiking Bear Mountain Trail Sedona is a real treat. Yes, this hike is a bit more strenuous than other Sedona trails, but the views are extraordinary.  As a matter of fact, on a clear morning, you can witness the first hot air balloons in flight over Sedona.  Talk about a way to see the sunrise! […]

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