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Shouldering Pent-Up Recreation Demand

As Dynamite Bike Lab in North Scottsdale celebrated its grand opening at the end of August, sales associates explained it was tough to stock the new store. Other outdoor recreation gear shops across the state are experiencing higher than usual demand, as well. They credit the pandemic for the surge in business. Meanwhile, recreationists complain […]

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RV Rentals Rise, Campgrounds Fill

Recreational vehicle rentals are rising as people anxious to get out of their homes look for alternatives to their typical summer travel plans. Because recreational vehicles (RVs) are usually self-contained and, consequently, perfect for social distancing, more people than ever are taking a stab at RV vacation rentals. Christian Zeno of Lo-Lo-Mai Springs Outdoor Resort […]

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Raptor Ranch Comes to Bedrock

Having a yabba-dabba-doo time is exactly what Troy and Debbie Morris and Ronald and Angela Brown have in mind for their new but long-awaited acquisition of Bedrock City in Valle, named after “The Flintstones,” the animated cartoon sitcom of the 1960s. Located off State Route 64 and U.S. 180, about 33 miles south of the […]

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Quiet Canyon

The usual lineup of cars at the main entrance to the Grand Canyon is now replaced with rows of orange traffic cones and a large sign that reads, “The Grand Canyon is Closed.” With the cessation of services during the COVID-19 crisis, school closures and the inevitable unemployment, agencies and businesses in the Grand Canyon […]

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Dark Skies on the Rise

Dark skies are on the rise, as travelers across the planet seek out places where they can get clear views of the stars. So say the travel experts at Lonely Planet who have named dark skies a continuing travel trend. As the world’s first International Dark Sky Community, Flagstaff and others in Northern Arizona are […]

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Enchantment Resort Begins Construction on Adventure Center

Sedona’s Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon is elevating its outdoor adventure program with a new activity center designed to expand guests’ options, scheduled for completion by next summer. The 4,000-square-foot Trail House will offer retail space for professional-grade equipment and accessories, a shop for bike rentals and an area dedicated to the discovery and education […]

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Landscape Hotel Designed to Float Among the Red Rocks

North America’s first “landscape hotel” is now underway with site work and construction amidst the red rocks of Sedona, offering a new way for travelers to embrace sustainable tourism in scenic Northern Arizona. A groundbreaking ceremony last month by Sedona-based developer Two Sister Bosses and the City of Sedona has set the stage for Ambiente […]

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Kilauea One Year Later

For the first time since 1983, Kīlauea Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is not erupting. The world’s most active volcano ended its 35-year magma run in a spectacular grand finale of fiery fountains and high-volume molten rock rivers between May and August 2018. As a result of the massive and explosive event, much […]

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Wildlife Park Attracting Record Crowds

Out of Africa Wildlife Park has become a favorite year-round visitor destination in Arizona’s central highlands. Ever-increasing visitation at the spacious 200-plus acre attraction will likely reach more than 150,000 guests this year, said Ashton Powell, public relations director for Out of Africa (OOA). Located just west of Camp Verde off I-17, it makes a […]

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