ARIZONA SUMMER DEALS

Indulge in a tranquil summer escape at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This resort features amazing desert views, seasonal dishes, craft cocktails and 18 holes of par-3 golf.

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A Spring Trip to The Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, Arizona
Mel hiking in the Grand Canyon

A Spring Trip to The Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, Arizona

It’s great that the south rim of the Grand Canyon so close to Flagstaff, Arizona. We could envision wanting a hotel room and shower to stay in after backpacking in the desert heat for 5 days

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A Trip to Cubs Spring Training with my Dad
My dad is still skeptical of this selfie deal

A Trip to Cubs Spring Training with my Dad

I convinced my dad to join me this spring in Arizona for spring training. As coincidence would have it, two of his very best friends from his college years at The University of Texas were also planning a trip.

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Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training
Green Zebra ATV Tour near Phoenix AZ

Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training

A quick father-son trip to spring training in the Cactus League to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs (yes that's still sinking in). Air travel misadventure our first day followed by adventure in the Sonoran Dessert on day 2.

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Saving on a family summer beach vacation
Swashbuckler Academy, Fairmont Princess

Saving on a family summer beach vacation

A trip to the beach is a perfect summer getaway — and a bargain too. As long as you opt for a destination that’s off-season in summer — like the Caribbean or Arizona — you can have your pick of deals.

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Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona
Ethan at the Colorado Rockies spring training camp

Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona

Once we land, I talk the rental car lady and my Dad into getting us a cool Mustang to ride around in instead of this family looking car they had for us. My dad tells me I have rental car swag.

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Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi
Matt and Ethan at Cubs camp

Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi

Matt Yemma and his 12-year-old cousin Ethan Sitzman spend a week shagging baseballs, autographs and enjoying the waterparks and sunshine of spring training in Arizona.

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Plenty more for families to do while visiting the Cactus League
Moonlight bicycling among boulders

Plenty more for families to do while visiting the Cactus League

March is all about baseball in Arizona — some 2.75 million visitors, 60 percent from outside Arizona, come to watch 15 major league teams get ready for the season through April 4

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