tourism: Sedona Traffic Congestion - A New Era of "Sustainable Tourism" - 06/29/18 07:14 AM
Sedona Traffic Congestion
A New Era of Sustainable TourismThe Delicate BalanceSedona is an economy sustained by tourism. The hospitality industry is considered the largest contributor to the Sedona economy. It is a major source of income not only to Sedona but the the entire Verde Valley.  With 3 million to 5 million visitors a year visiting Sedona, and a local population of 10,255 (estimated), there needs to be a delicate balance.  Visitors and locals need to co-exist.
Who Is the City Government Working For?Our city government handles many complaints every week from residents who travel our local streets. The mayor picks up some … (23 comments)

tourism: Sedona's "Javelinas On Parade" - 04/18/18 05:10 PM
Javelinas On Parade ~ Sedona Arizona
Inside the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is their restaurant "Reds". I like to go their with clients and my husband because it is quite and you can conduct business easily.  Besides, the food and service is good!  Right in the hotel foyer, you can find the art work in the featured image above. 
Back in 2005, Sedona decided to answer a call to Chicago's "Cows on Parade" which was established in 1999. In Chicago, you would see cows painted in different artistic ways. 
Here in Sedona, highway construction was about to begin so the Chamber of Commerce and … (17 comments)

tourism: No Taxation Without Relaxation! - Sedona Arizona - 04/15/17 08:09 AM
Outdoor Activities Are Year Round 
in
Sedona Arizona!
Activities Include 
Biking
Hiking
Rock Climbing
Tennis
Jeeping
Fishing
Camping
Swimming
Kayaking
Art Galleries
Photography
Birding
Historical Sites
Tours
Train Rides
Ballooning
Wineries
Shopping
Plus Much More!!
~ ~ ~
 
Sunrise 5:54a ~ Sunset 6:59p MST
Come For A Weekend ~ Stay For A Lifetime
 
 
 
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tourism: Bora Bora - There is a Lounge Chair with YOUR Name on it! - 11/28/16 02:31 PM
Photo Contest 
Real Life - Travel/Place
Bora Bora Nui
Contest Image
 
There are so many fabulous shots of this resort.  It was bought out by the Hilton Chain. Currently it is being renovated and will open late March of 2017 as a Conrad Hotel.  
It is not an easy trip for the faint of heart. There is an international flight from Los Angeles to the main island and then you take a puddle jumper to Bora Bora.  From the airport, you take a water taxi to your resort!  I recommend staying overnight on Papeete before getting on the puddle jumper.  Remember, you have a weight … (13 comments)

tourism: Hot Air Balloon Rides ~ Sedona Style! ~ 6 Things To Know... - 11/06/16 11:40 PM
Boynton CanyonWest Sedona Courtesy of 
Sheri Sperry MCNE®YOUR Solutions REALTOR® ReMax Sedona Hot Air Balloons Hot Air Balloons are a unique and very different way to see the red rocks of Sedona.  It will be an experience you will never forget. Sheri Sperry presents many options below to make your Sedona experience feel like home. Most tourist locations can't offer this unique perspective of the surrounding area for a number of reasons. But Sedona has all the unique ingredients to make this a trip you will never forget! You will get Red Rocks Fever! Sheri has a cure for that as well.  
 See Sedona … (11 comments)

tourism: 12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival - Oct 15th thru 22nd, 2016 - 10/13/16 02:56 AM
What Is Plein Air Painting?
It is pretty simple actually.  Grab an easel and a canvas, some paint brushes, go outdoors,  paint and capture your favorite outdoor scene on that canvas.  This is Plein Air Painting.  
Annual Event
The Sedona Arts Center hosts this event every year around this time.  Artists come from all over to participate.  Their canvas can be Oak Creek, one of the many Red Rock Features or golf courses. Some choose water features or special areas such a Rachel's Knoll. 
Week Long Festival
The festival starts on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday.  There are guest artists such as Jove … (17 comments)

tourism: Wordless Wednesday - Round-About Art - Red Rock Style - 09/28/16 08:44 AM
Round-About Art Red Rock Style
 
SR 179 & Oak Creek Bridge 
At 
Schnebly Hills Road 
 

Visit Sedona
 
ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is … (11 comments)

tourism: Discover the Crimson Vortex Power of Red Rock Romance - What Is It? - 09/26/16 02:59 PM
Why Do Visitors and Buyers Flock to the Sedona Lifestyle? Learn More... Enjoying The Red Rock Romance of the Sedona Lifestyle   
The Iconic Red Rock VistasThe Red Rock Romance attracts 3 million plus visitors a year. Back in the early and mid 20th century, many Westerns were filmed in the Sedona area. Of course, back then there were very few homes and the wide open range was perfect for wagon train or camp scenes and wide angle shots that captured the gorgeous red rocks.
Present Day Media Captures Sedona's Mystique
 
Fast forward to present day and we still see movies and television commercials, mostly car … (10 comments)

tourism: Grand Opening This Fall ! Marriott's "Courtyard Sedona" - 09/14/16 11:42 AM
Marriott's Courtyard Sedona
Grand Opening This Fall
4105 West State Route 89A, Sedona AZ 86336
 
 As you can see from the picture above the Red Rock formations of Capital Butte, Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock will be visible from the front of the hotel. 
Grand Opening
The "Grand Opening" of Marriott's Courtyard Sedona is finally coming this Fall.  This is the first Sedona location for Marriott which is a favorite hotel chain of mine.  It is also the first newly built hotel in over 10 years.  The Hyatt Pinon Pointe sits at the "Y" (SR 89A & SR 179) is part of the Hyatt Residence Club. 
 
120 Rooms Available
Marriott boasts more than … (8 comments)

tourism: Sedona - The Crimson Gem - A Year Round Paradise For All ! - 08/22/16 11:03 AM
Sedona is the  Crimson Gem of Northern Arizona
Most Beautiful Place In America!
Five years ago this month, Sedona was named by ABC's Good Morning America as 'GMA' -"Most Beautuful Place in America".  ....and Why Not? I have been an "Ambassador" for this city since 2001, when my husband and I fell in love with the area, the people, the stars, the weather and of course, the crimson red rocks. 
 In fact I finally changed my real estate website name to "SellSedona.com". Because of the special love and attachment I have for Sedona, I am constantly touting everything from the weather, to the majestic … (19 comments)

tourism: Wordless Wednesday - What Makes Colorado So Special... - 07/13/16 11:01 PM
Memorial Day Weekend 
The Unofficial End of Winter in Colorado
Bachelor Gulch
Snow is finally melting




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tourism: Throwback Thursday - A Bucket-list Travel Experience - Bora Bora - 05/26/16 03:32 AM
Bora Bora
Monsoon Season 2007
Part 1



It was off season for this part of the world. There were just a few Japanese honeymooners and some folks from New Zealand and us! 


This is a a bucket list destination that is well worth the memories it creates. There are many more resorts on this island now. But staying in a over-the-water bungeloo is enchanting.   Prices are out of this world though.  Back then a hamburger was $28. An over-the-water hut during off-season was $975 to $1200 a night!  Remember, off-season for them is winter for us! These storms don't linger but they are frequent. … (9 comments)

tourism: Schnebly Hills - Meditation In the Lap of Mother Nature's Glory - 05/01/16 03:56 AM
Schnebly Hills Sedona Arizona
If this vista looks familiar, you may recall it in "National Lampoon's Vacation" starring Chevy Chase!
Meditation Close Up
You will need a 4 wheel drive to traverse this rocky dirt road. However, it is worth the effort to travel to the top of Schnebly Hills and see the view from this magnificent elevation. Enjoy the journey and take time to reflect on it... Happy Sunday
 
 
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tourism: Aloha Friday ~ The Little Grand Canyon - Kauai - 03/11/16 04:36 AM
The Garden Island
Kauai - If you are trying to find "Old Hawaii", this might be the island you choose to visit.  It is the oldest island in the chain and the furthest west and gets the most rain.  But it sure is pretty. Hopefully these pictures will show just some of the scenery and majesty of what the Hawaiian Islands hold.  There is a certain mystic about these islands and Kauai reminds me the most of Sedona Arizona. When I first laid my eyes on "The Little Grand Canyon" I was in awe of how much it looked like majestic scenery … (6 comments)

tourism: Marriott Courtyard Coming To Sedona ~ July 2016 - 01/25/16 09:47 PM
 
Marriott Courtyard Coming To Sedona!
Marriott Courtyard Coming To Sedona Marriott Courtyard Sedona
Located in West Sedona Opening July 2016 West Sedona Real Estate update Capital Butte – Thunder Mountain – Coffee Pot Rock visible from the front of the hotel.
 
West Sedona Arizona is finally getting a Marriott Courtyard. It was the one brand missing in this city filled with 5 star resorts, hotels, motels and vacation timeshare properties.
This is a community that has a little more than 10,000 residents, yet swells to 50,000 on any given day. When a small resort community can get 4.5 million guests from all over the world, … (3 comments)

tourism: Sedona - One of the Safest Cities in Arizona - 01/13/16 01:55 AM

Chart  from real estate research site Movato 
Why I am researching this?...
I saw a commercial for a wireless security system and thought about the "peace of mind" that each company advertises if you use their product or service.  I have lived in areas where security was a concerned and "peace of mind" was something I was willing to pay for. 
Ever since I came to Sedona, this has not been one of my concerns.  However, I do keep my eyes open for animals after dark!  
 
So curiosity got to me... 
I have often heard of how safe our city is. Many people leave their … (0 comments)

tourism: The Red Rock Thanksgiving Miracle! - 11/19/15 03:23 AM
Coffee Pot Restaurant
 
Hosting Free Thanksgiving Dinner to Sedona Community
 
One of Sedona's busiest breakfast/lunch eateries, famous for their 101 omelettes continues with it's Coffeepot Thanksgiving community tradition of serving a FREE authentic Thanksgiving Day dinner to the Sedona community on Wednesday November 25th starting at 3 PM.  Residents from all Sedona neighborhoods participate every year excited to enjoy this wonderful meal hosted by Emile Daher, his family and long time employees.
Some of the employees have been with the restaurant since Emile took it over.  They bring their children with them to partake in this feast and teach them the meaning of volunteerism. There … (3 comments)

tourism: Slide Fire in Oak Creek Cyn AZ - We lost West Fork Trail - 05/24/14 10:50 AM
 Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon AZ

Posse Ground Park Before the Fire

Posse Ground Park During the Fire
 
The Fire Started Close To Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park is one of Arizona's outdoor attractions for locals and tourists alike.  Early this past week a man made fire was started and the rush to stop this canyon fire ensued.  Since the onset,  8500 acres have been burned in one of the most beautiful and majestic areas of Arizona.  The incident command says this fire will burn 36 square miles. This time of year, campers and … (1 comments)

 
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