Author: Alison Bailin Batz

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A Weekend in…Cottonwood

Essentially halfway between Prescott and Sedona, Cottonwood is a walkable wonderland for adults and the perfect respite from the daily grind, especially for those who love culinary delights, beer and wine tastings and outdoor adventure.

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Summer Vacation: Viceroy Los Cabos

We’ve all earned a break to enjoy a few vices at Viceroy Los Cabos, an ultra-modern, avant-garde San José Del Cabo retreat less than two hours via plane from the Valley (thanks to daily flights on both American and Southwest Airlines as well as several private providers in Scottsdale).

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Summer Vacation: Punta Mita

Located on a private peninsula just north of Puerto Vallarta and surrounded by ocean on three sides is the community of Punta Mita, the Beverly Hills of Nayarit. The 1,500-acre enclave, hidden behind a massive gate, is like nothing you’ve seen or experienced before.

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New Phoenix Nonprofit: Maricopa Animal Safe Haven

In recent weeks, Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MSCO) Animal Safe Haven Unit announced the founding of Maricopa Animal Safe Haven (MASH), a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to provide appropriate medical care for animals, work with the judicial system to determine ownership, and eventually ensure the animals are rehomed. The goal of the nonprofit is to raise the funds required to build a wholly new facility in Phoenix for the animals in the Safe Haven Unit.

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Fall in Love with Flagstaff

There is magic up the hill far before the first snowfall. While still keeping its cozy “mountain town” charm, Flagstaff is gaining more and more national attention as a hot spot for couples, friends and families looking for adventure and culinary creativity, especially in the summer and fall months and well before the first snow falls (and skiers ascend upon the city).