Five Reasons to dine at Babe’s Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage

After a short but steep morning hike in the desert mountains of Rancho Mirage, Calif., (see previous post), we opted for lunch at Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse. Hot, tired, thirsty and hungry, we may have found any restaurant option more than adequate, but we were authentically impressed with this casual barbecue eatery at The River […]

Hike like a local on California’s ‘Bump and Grind’ Trail

  Planning a California getaway to the Palm Springs area? Hiking on the to-do list? Then hike like a local — on the “Bump and Grind” urban hiking trail in Palm Desert. Our concierge recommended this one. She said it’s where all the locals go. As long as you’re in pretty decent shape, you can […]

Create your own travel memories

Not all vacation memories come in the form of photo snapshots. Not all souvenirs are found in gift shops. You can establish your own souvenirs of your vacation or weekend getaway by re-creating and re-stimulating the senses. I just returned from a weekend escape at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. It was […]

A ‘down-home’ getaway weekend in downtown Safford

Traveling throughout Arizona to its smaller towns and cities, I’ve learned to allow time to explore the downtown areas. Window shopping, browsing through antique or thrift stores, visiting local attractions and relaxing in town squares have been important activities of my Arizona getaways. My visit to Safford’s historical downtown area provides another snapshot of an […]

Explore Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park in Safford

When I would think of Safford, the first thing that would come to mind is a small town in southeast Arizona, the center of Arizona’s patchwork of agricultural acreage. Now, after a visit last month to the Graham County seat, other images will appear: Safford — as the site of the world’s largest binocular telescope […]

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