Phoenix

Hiking in Phoenix – Salome Jug

Hiking at Salome Jug – A Thrilling Canyon Adventure! ♦Guest post by Mitch Stevens♦ I’m Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. Born and raised in New York City, I came to discover the great outdoors and fell in love with Arizona’s special places. This is part three of a three part series about hiking in Phoenix. Click here for the first part of Mitch’s Hiking in Phoenix series featuring Devil’s Canyon and click here for part two, featuring Aravaipa. Salome Jug…

Hiking in Phoenix – Aravaipa Canyon

Aravaipa – The Grand Canyon of the Sonoran Desert ♦Guest post by Mitch Stevens♦ I’m Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. Born and raised in New York City, I came to discover the great outdoors and fell in love with Arizona’s special places. This is part two of a three part series about hiking in Phoenix. Click here for the first part of Mitch’s Hiking in Phoenix series featuring Devil’s Canyon.  For part 3 of the series, click here. Did you know…

Hiking in Phoenix – Devil’s Canyon

Devil’s Canyon ♦Guest post by Mitch Stevens♦ I’m Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. Born and raised in New York City, I came to discover the great outdoors and fell in love with Arizona’s special places. This is part one of a three part series about hiking in Phoenix. (Click here for Part 2 and here for Part 3) Although some people don’t consider the Southwest as being more than desert, Arizona is a state of almost incalculable variety, wide-ranging climate…

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa Review

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa – Phoenix, AZ Date of stay – March 2015 GRADING Overall Score: B Room: B Staff: B Amenities: A Recommended?: Yes Vegetarian/Vegan Dining Options?: Yes (on-site) This year, my family and I spent spring break at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and because the hotel itself is a destination. Voted the “2014 number one staycation spot in Arizona,” the Arizona Grand has the seven acre ‘Oasis’ water park (for hotel guests only), complete with water slides, a wave pool, and lazy river…