October 17, 2013 |
Arizona's red-rock country goes on sale for the holidays with a family-minded package from Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. It includes a holiday meal and daily breakfast for four - and you can bring the dog too. The deal: Away for the Holidays waives the daily $18 resort fee and the $50 pet fee for guests who come to spend the holidays. The package also includes a Thanksgiving or Christmas buffet for two adults and two children. The hotel says the package price represents a 25% savings on room and the included extras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wen Zhang, 34, said her 4-year-old son was eagerly looking forward to staying at an American hotel during his first trip to the U.S. Zhang, her husband and her son, along with her sister's family, were planning a road trip to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Sedona, Ariz., during her son's summer vacation. But as Asiana Flight 214 was about to land at San Francisco International Airport, something went wrong. The plane's tail skidded across the runway and a large hole was ripped open in the fuselage just a few feet from Zhang's seat in Row 40. Bags and air masks tumbled down, windows broke, and the cabin went dark as ashes flew everywhere.
June 22, 2013 |
We just returned from a trip to Sedona, Ariz., where we contacted longtime resident and musician Peter Sterling for a red rock tour. At one spot, we lay down on the flat red rocks. Then he played a rose quartz crystal bowl over us during a guided meditation. At another site, we sat out on the ledge of the rock. There, he held his "wind" harp over us and the wind danced over the strings. We could feel its vibration. That was a beautiful highlight of my trip. The next day we both got massages from his partner, Crystal Bliss, that were absolutely heavenly.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2013 |
"You're taller than I remembered. " After 40 years it may seem like a strange greeting, but after four decades memory becomes, at best, a series of snapshots. I, on the other hand, knew her at once. A 60ish version of the girl from the 1960s. My lost love. We met in our early 20s. She was tall, slim, smart, funny with this great laugh. She also wanted someone who was not me. She had a wicked way of talking about the men in her life, defining them by the cars they drove. "I'm going out with the Trans-Am tonight.
September 1, 2012 |
Every traveler has weaknesses. With my wife, it's horses and shoe stores. Mine - well, one of mine -- is flatiron buildings. Put me in front of a three-sided building - tall, squat, immaculate or broken down -- and my jaw goes slack. Pretty soon my camera's memory is full and I'm circling the property, trying doorknobs. My name is Reynolds and if I'm getting the Latin right, I am a trivallumophile. The telltale moment came early this year, on a trip to Arizona. There I sat in Jerome, an old mining town that looks to be slowly sliding down a hardscabble hillside between Sedona and Flagstaff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2010 |
I'm my mother's only son. That means I have to be on my toes when Mother's Day rolls around. So when the name of my querida madre popped up in my e-mail last week I snapped to attention. She lives thousands of miles away but still keeps close tabs on me. I opened her e-mail, expecting to field the usual questions about her grandchildren and my health. Instead, my mother asked me about Arizona. The Grand Canyon State has been on her mind lately. She used to live in Sedona and still has many friends in northern Arizona.