Category: Arizona

7 must-visit National Parks in the Southwest USA

7 must-visit National Parks in the Southwest USA

From the Joshua trees in California to the hoodoos of Utah, get to know places so beautiful they often feel out of this world.
Valentine's Day in Scottsdale, Arizona

Valentine's Day in Scottsdale, Arizona

For those shot by cupid’s bow and arrow, love is in the air this time of year and plans are in the making. If sweeping a sweetheart off their feet with a romantic getaway is in the cards, travelers can count Scottsdale as a sure thing. From romantic resorts and luxurious spas, to outdoor adventures
5 trendy hotels in Arizona

5 trendy hotels in Arizona

The Arizona Desert may not sound like a place for vacation, but it is now one of the top destinations for travelers. The state of Arizona is geographically diverse, with hot, dry areas to the south and mountains, forests, and canyons in the cooler north. Arizona also has several national parks, including the Grand Canyon
Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

A New Year abounds with possibilities to bid adieu to the old and set out to explore some of the world’s most extraordinary hidden gems. From cultural treasures in Korcula island to atmospheric streets in Essaouira, tropical paradise in Costa Rica and the Maldives, and the soaring Red Rocks of Sedona, we reveal the best
9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

The silence of hot air balloon flight is almost indescribable. As you float at the whims of the breeze you meet with no resistance. The only occasional sounds which may wend their way on high is the barking of distant dogs – perhaps from some inbuilt and ancient defense mechanism. The earth takes on a
Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, USA

Photograph of the week: Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, USA

One doesn’t need to travel to Mars or the Moon when otherworldly landscapes exist right here on earth. Just east of Page, Arizona, USA, located in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, is a terracotta-coloured slot canyon called Antelope Canyon. Here, you will find the kind of supernatural beauty that, were you to see
5 spas worth getting on an airplane to visit

5 spas worth getting on an airplane to visit

Sure, there are some amazing spas out there, but are they actually worth getting on a plane to visit? Here are a few which actually ARE worth getting on a long airplane ride to experience first-hand. 1. Dorado Beach​, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado, Puerto Rico, US ​The exquisite spa at Dorado Beach rests on 5
6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

6 of the most romantic places to propose around the world

There’s no greater feeling than being in love. That oh so happy, feeling like you’re going to burst, heart soaring, all consuming love, and for many people, there’s no greater way to showcase that love then promising to spend your life with the person who means more to you than anyone else in the world.
Miraval Arizona,Tucson

6 of Arizona's top luxury spas

Think of Arizona and you’ll probably picture sweeping mountain ranges, glowing sandstone, Cowboy culture and expansive desert. Arizona does boast all of this rugged beauty, yet this fascinating Southwestern state has a softer side too. Luxury and comfort might not seem to fit the natural Arizonan aesthetic, but dig deeper and you’ll discover that there
Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

For me it is quite amazing to think wherever you are in the world you are witnessing the same burning sun dip below the horizon. Yet the same sun setting each day offers a unique moment, special to you. Sunset is one of my favourite times of the day – a moment to reflect on
6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year
4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

4 experiential gift giving ideas for the festive period

Some people are just not easy to buy gifts for at Christmas. When faced with the dilemma of buying a gift for someone who already seems to have everything, the easiest thing to do is to buy a gift that can be treasured for years to come – and by that I mean a memory rather than a physical
The 5 best National Parks in the world

The 5 best National Parks in the world

The world is filled with a staggering amount of natural beauty, taking the form of unique rock formations or expansive forests which are home to some of the rarest animals. It is important to protect these places, to ensure that they remain undisturbed and stand the test of time. Of all the national parks out
10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just
5 of the best luxury hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona

5 of the best luxury hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is a sunny destination with luxurious accommodations, over 100 art galleries, plentiful outdoor activities and more than 600 restaurants. It offers something for everyone – outdoors enthusiasts, shoppers, golfers, families, foodies, and those looking to lounge by the pool and hit the spa. The Valley of the Sun was once a popular hideaway for the old
The waving walls of Antelope Canyon

The waving walls of Antelope Canyon

My husband and I, sandwiched between a middle-aged Russian couple and a trio of Japanese exchange students, fidget in our seats and exchange glances as an argument rages next to us. An overzealous traveler in our group has jumped the gun and dropped the metal ladder from our truck with a resounding clang. The tour