Heaven for dogs and humans

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – very pooch friendly By Eileen Ogintz TUCSON, AZ — I’m wrapped up like a burrito getting “detoxified.” At the Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, I’m indulging in a Desert Herbal Cocoon Wrap—a tension relieving...

Families connect at White Stallion Ranch

By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — Memo to Moms: When choosing a locale for a mother-daughter getaway, choose something with activities your daughter would like. “My mom knows I love horses,” explained Elena Brummel, 29, whose mom Nora Hallett suggested the White...

The White Stallion Ranch experience

AZ Dude Ranch has been catering to families for decades By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — So many choices! So many horses! A horseback ride… archery… shooting… e-biking… rock climbing, whether you are a beginner or an expert on the mountains...

The Cactus Garden at The Phoenician

By Eileen Ogintz SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Cowboy’s Mustache…Jumping Cholla…Bunny Ears…Totem Pole. They may sound like a mixologist’s drink names or dance moves. But actually, they are some of the different cacti here in a unique two-acre Cactus Garden at The...
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