Author: Alison Bailin Batz

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A Weekend in…Williams

We all know the song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66.” Williams, which is 40 minutes west of Flagstaff and among the most well-preserved stretches of the iconic national highway, has kicks aplenty to fill a long weekend, especially if a lover of nature and wildlife.  

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8 (More!) California Wine Experiences

Last week, in honor of California Wine Month, we shared a curated list of vino-focused bucket list experiences across the Golden State. Today, we share part two of this deep dive into the wow moments, exploring even more of the epicurean adventures as well as the venues that put viticulture on the map in this country.

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8 California Wine Experiences

Did you know that September is California Wine Month in the United States? In honor of all things red, white and rosé ramping up at our sister state as its nearly 5,000 wineries begin harvest season, we wanted to share some extra-special experiences one can indulge in while in various California wine regions.

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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.