Hiking Out West: Hit the Trails From These Favorite Hotels

Fortunately, the United States has no shortage of evocative places in which to tramp. Here are seven of our favorite hiking hotels out West.

Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.

Ancient Archaeological Sites of Arizona

Arizona is one of the major pre-Columbian cultural centers of North America and one of the best places to experience ancient history in the United States.

New Hideaways in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area

This Southwest road trip begins in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. We hoped to find a hideaway that would connect us to the area's cultural and natural wonders.

Video: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.

Indelible Memory: The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.

Just Back From | Sedona and Phoenix

We were excited to catch up with Debra, our Internal Travel Coordinator, to hear about her five-night road trip through San Francisco, Sedona and Phoenix.

The Boulders' Signature Hole on the South Course

One of the "signature" holes is #7 on The Boulders South Course.

2013 Grand Awards: North America

The delightful enclave of Hidden Pond is located 10 minutes northeast of Kennebunkport. With 36 cottages and bungalows set in 60 acres of seaside forest, it is a captivating world unto itself. When it opened in 2008, the lack of dining facilities dimmed its appeal.

Phoenix’s Delightful Musical Instrument Museum

[gallery] Mrs. Harper and I initially took refuge in Phoenix's [Musical Instrument Museum][1] (MIM) to escape the blazing midday sun. But this 2-year-old

August 2012 Hideaway Report: Umbria and Arizona

The August 2012 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, profiles several small, gracious hotels in the central Italian region of Umbria.

Planning a Memorable Family Vacation: Spring Break and Beyond

With the holidays over, many families turn their attention to planning a spring break trip.