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Hike the Scenic Hackberry Trail in the Superstition Mountains

I recently did an amazing hike along the Hackberry Trail in a beautiful canyon in the Superstition Mountains, about a half-hour drive from the hotel. It was a peaceful reprieve from the busy city. David and Debra Joaquim of My Arizona Guide offer guided, educational eco tours all over the state of Arizona.

Hackberry Trail

The Sonoran Desert is beautiful in the spring, and the Superstition Mountains are …

Fine Dining at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms

Last week I went to the newly renovated T.Cook’s restaurant and The Mix Up at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The romantic ambience of the dining room and courtyard are perfect for the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and the views of Camelback Mountain from the patios are stunning.

T. Cook's Dining Room

Executive Chef Paul McCabe blends local and regional flavors to create Mediterranean cuisine that is thoughtful and …

Sedona by Air

I recently had a chance to see Sedona from a whole different perspective. If you have never flown in a helicopter, it should be on your bucket list! The red rocks of Sedona are beautiful from the ground, but the view from above is heavenly. Sedona Air Tours has been giving tours of Sedona and the Grand Canyon for almost 20 years. It really doesn’t feel like flying, it is more like floating. Captain Mark, a former Navy pilot, was comedic and informative as he …

Enjoy a Picnic on the Water at the Salt River

Everyone knows that the biggest party on grass is the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale. But the biggest party on water is tubing down the Salt River!

Just 30 minutes from the hotel, you can join hundreds of your new best friends in a memorable and crazy trip down the river. Tubers tend to be a wild bunch, having more fun than perhaps they should!

You can rent a tube Fridays through Sundays through the end …