5 ways to get hot and chill down at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

After chilling in my tipi

“Ummm, are those desert boars a part of our villa?” I half-heartedly joked with the transportation gentlemen as he pulled up to our Pueblo Villa at the The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Five allegedly friendly wild Havalinas were our official welcoming committee to the Sonoran Desert. I leaned back in the passenger […]

Win a two-night escape to the Four Seasons Scottsdale

Scottsdale pool

Winter is coming, and luckily the good folks at Four Seasons are ready for it! In the first of three JohnnyJet.com contests (next one starts in November), the resort legends are giving away a two-night escape for two to their Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The amazing package, which you can enter to win […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 30, 2013

Scottsdale pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape to the Four Seasons Scottsdale! Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a dream trip to Dubai with Emirates (on Facebook) Win a trip to the original Cosi restaurant in Paris Win a wine-themed trip for two to Italy Win […]

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Spa pool

I only stayed at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for one night so I didn’t get to experience all of it but I did experience enough to discover the top 9 reasons why you would want to stay here. The scenery: The resort is set against the backdrop of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains and with its Spanish […]

Myofascial Release at VH Spa

Mask

While staying at Hotel Valley Ho I was offered a 60-minute Honey Ginger Myofascial Release ($150 + 20% service charge) at VH Spa. I had no idea what that entailed so when Jennifer my master masseuse told  me they use “Bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, honey, and ginger to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune […]

Hotel Valley Ho — Scottsdale, Arizona

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho — Scottsdale, Arizona I spent last night at Hotel Valley Ho, which was cool back in 1956 when it first opened its doors and guess what? It’s still every bit as chic now, after a recent restoration. Checking in to the hotel, I felt like I was guest starring in an episode […]