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.
January 26, 1986
It was a wonderful description of Sedona. One of the places Jerry mentioned, L'Auberge, sounds so attractive that we plan to stay there on our way to California the latter part of March. One of the truly memorable things about Sedona which was not mentioned is a home for the great surrealist, Max Ernst. He and Dorothea Tawning lived there from 1946 to 1950. She has exhibited all over the world. When I visit Sedona I will try to find the house which they built, if it is still standing.
December 13, 1998
Realizing that Sedona, Ariz., is no secret, I just wanted to mention that during our visit there, in late October, it was truly a magical, sun-dappled Shangri-La! Apart from its history and the incredible sunsets, the awesome red rock mountains, the silence and the still air are a real treat from our Southern California congestion. MARJORIE BUTLER, Newport Beach
January 7, 2014 |
European firm Pure Adventures is rolling into the Western U.S. with both guided and self-guided bicycle tours. Among the first is a six-day, six-night self-guided bike tour of the Sonoran Desert, north of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sedona and the surrounding red rock landscape. Bikers first meet in Scottsdale for orientation and a review of their planned rides and to fit their cars with bike racks. Rides on days two and three take place in the Sonoran Desert, where there is a wide variety of trails. Lodging for three nights is at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center . Day 4 begins with an out-and-back ride on Black Canyon Trail, followed by a 90-minute drive to Sedona, home to some of the best mountain biking in the country.
April 3, 2014 |
The world of minivans hasn't had much excitement injected into it in a while, but look to Kia to change that later this month at the New York Auto Show. The South Korean automaker announced Thursday that it would bring an all-new "midsize multipurpose vehicle" to the show for a world debut on April 16. Don't let the jargon fool you, this will be the next generation of Kia's Sedona minivan. The current Sedona has been around since 2006, and its age has left it at the bottom of a competitive set that includes the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
April 12, 2009
Regarding Rosemary McClure's story "Sedona's Spirit" [April 5]: I have been to Sedona about six times, usually over Thanksgiving. I love it there. Arizona 179 road improvements are great. They really help move traffic along, and the road is aesthetically pleasing. I know you can't list many places under "Where to Stay" and "Where to Eat," but I am surprised you mentioned the Matterhorn Inn. Maybe you needed to list a budget hotel? Go online and check out the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. I believe the hotel and its amenities are worth mentioning.