Desert Climate a Winter Wonderland for Winter-weary Canadians

Phoenix is a tonic for Northern tourists I  dislike winters that begin in October. It happens when you live in Edmonton, Canada's most northern metropolis. But  this time, this year, my  tolerance for shoveling in cold weather after a snow storm plunged to sub-zero.  It must be another sign of age,  I thought as I gathered... Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Trump Hotel Refreshes in Dog Days of Summer

Donald Trump shares my peeve for slow elevators I discovered after checking in to his 64-storey golden tower in Las Vegas. Entering probably the fastest hotel elevators on the Strip, we shot up to our suite on the 30th floor in under 30 seconds. Trump International Hotel ranked 6th this year in Travel and Leisure... Continue Reading →

Eating at Scottsdale’s minty-cool The Saguaro

Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows....everywhere This is my first restaurant review and I'm not even going to write about the food. My husband and I had booked a table at the Distrito restaurant for Easter Sunday brunch on a tip from my local PR contact to check out The Saguaro Scottsdale. (That's pronounced sah-warh-oh, after the desert... Continue Reading →

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