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‘We Were So Grateful’

‘We Were So Grateful’

The war in Ukraine has been stirring up memories for Mai Nguyen.

The impending North Vietnamese military invasion of South Vietnam forced Mai’s family to flee to the United States in 1975 when Mai was six years old, and she’s never returned. Vietnam has been a socialist republic controlled by communists ever since.

But you won’t hear Mai lamenting her life’s path.

A Local Favorite

A Local Favorite

Ask some of Prescott’s old-timers to name their favorite local forest hangout, and you’re likely to hear about a place closer to Williams: White Horse Lake.

It’s among Arizona’s rare lakes with a campground in a relatively remote setting, so how can you go wrong?

“I think that’s why it calls to so many people,” related Kevin Lehto, recreation staff officer for the Kaibab National Forest’s south zone. “It brings that classic camping feel.”

Putting Her Clients on a Wise Path

Putting Her Clients on a Wise Path

Synthesizing knowledge from three decades of diverse banking roles, Veronica Aguilera now thoroughly enjoys the freedom of being a wealth advisor.

Veronica is somewhat of a rarity, as a widely cited Barron’s study estimates that only 15-20 percent of wealth advisors are female. What attracted her to this role?

“I love that I get to know my clients pretty intimately,” Veronica related. Her goal is to help clients create guaranteed income streams ahead of retirement, so they don’t fall prey to stock market jitters.

Empowering … and Fun!

Empowering … and Fun!

The Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course (FLG X) features five courses with increasingly challenging obstacles and zip lines, as well as a separate zip line course that’s billed as the largest in the western U.S. with more than 30 lines. Platforms reach heights of 65 feet and zip lines are as high as 70 feet in the ponderosa pine forest.

A Spicy Celebration

A Spicy Celebration

The Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village kicks off its festival season with a spicy Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 7, the Saturday closest to the 5.

A north-of-the-border setting couldn’t be any more perfect for the celebration than Tlaquepaque, creatively modeled after the Spanish Colonial artisan villages of Old Mexico. Colorful costumes, piñatas, and hand-cut paper banners vibe with the flowering vines covering the arts village.

Breathtaking Grandeur

Breathtaking Grandeur

“I think I am on the wrong train,” I said to myself while on the five-minute ride from Zurich, Switzerland to Lucerne. My international travel skills have gotten a bit rusty in the nearly two-year break during the global pandemic.

Just A Spell Away!

Just A Spell Away!

Welcome to Just a Spell Away! I bring you the magic of adventure on your travels and help make your travel dreams come true … the way you want.

An Irresistible Pairing

An Irresistible Pairing

During the annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival March 19–20, Camp Verde celebrates its homegrown agricultural heritage by showcasing two delectable items that create an irresistible pairing: wine and nuts.

Lighting Up the Holiday Season

Lighting Up the Holiday Season

Phoenix ZooLights is celebrating its 30th anniversary this holiday season with special events and displays, and it’s easier than ever to experience with the new “Cruise ZooLights” option to drive through instead of walking.

The Hotel Experience, On Your Terms

The Hotel Experience, On Your Terms

There’s a saying that one size fits all. However, in the hotel business that can never be the case; hospitality professionals cater to the preferences of our guests. When you travel, you have your choice of brands from luxury to budget. You can choose the type of guest room that fits your needs (two double beds if you’re traveling with the family or one king-size bed for a couple, for example). If you thought there was only one way to check-in, think again. All of that is changing and the two Marriott-branded hotels in Prescott (SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn) are leading the way in deploying technology to give our guests more choice and control over their travel.

Ready for a Scare?

Ready for a Scare?

This year’s attraction focuses on a single classic carnival theme featuring a midway, fun house, circus tent, six-foot-tall Jack in the Box, and of course, some creepy clowns and freaks.

Sharing a World of Discovery

Sharing a World of Discovery

Flagstaff Festival of Science, September 17–26, spreads STEM passion By Joanna Dodder Nellans Flagstaff's storied history of science dates back to 1894 with the establishment of Lowell Observatory, and that foundation spawned a plethora of like-minded institutions. So...