Monday, December 10, 2012

Magical Sedona

Sedona is a place of sweeping beauty with red rock formations that apparently overflow with magical areas, infused with positive energy. Visitors from all walks of the globe descend onto this acclaimed place, seeking out mystical visions and healings, or simply just to partake in the area's natural splendor.

All of us can use a few personal transformations in our lives and with the multitude of naysayer's predicting the end of the world as we know it this December 21,2012... It may very well be a wise idea to skidaddle out to Sedona, AZ to embrace all the mystery and legends of this venerated land and discover what all this mystical mumbo jumbo is about.

Last Minute-- No problem

You will need a reliable source of transportation to traverse the rugged desert terrain and get you safely to the small bustling town of Sedona, Arizona. Sedona- Phoenix Shuttles offer nine daily trips between Sedona, and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport at a cost of forty-five dollars each way. However this local transportation won't provide you the flexibility you require once you've arrived--

But have you seen the price of auto rentals at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport? Completely outrageous! With Taxes and incomprehensible Fees, we are talking over $500.00 dollars for one week's rental.

Phoenix city car rentals are much more in line with average prices from around the country. However, the only drawback being, that you will be stuck with cab fare for the ten or fifteen mile jaunt to their non-airport location.

Your second option and by far the most practical is to wait-- until the last minute. Hold out until two days before your departure, then go to and voilà, prices have dropped dramatically at major car rental companies like Thrifty Car Rental.

Adobe Grand Villas

Nestled comfortably off Sedona's main drag is the luxurious pueblo-style boutique resort, Adobe Grand Villas. This traditional Southwestern architectural style resort is home to a scant sixteen very uniquely designed and individualized themed villas.

Each of the distinctively stylishly themed rooms, are the brainchild of master craftsman Steve Berman. They are opulently decked out with every amenity imaginable including hydrotherapy tubs, cascading waterfall showers, and two fireplaces. You will sleep like royalty underneath the twelve foot ceilings and on the extra-pillow top queen-size mattresses smack dab in the center of the room

There is such a wide-ranging spectrum of themes and motifs with each villa, including: The Sagebrush Villa, The Country Garden villa, also the ever popular Wagon Wheel Villa, and the most far out and imaginative 'Visions' villa just to highlight a few..

Sedona Air Tours

Bi-Plane Adventures
Granted, the sights from the hiking trails of Sedona's all-encompassing panorama are spectacular, however they pale in comparison to enjoying these same vistas from over 1,500 feet. Do not miss out on this one of a kind experience to soar over Sedona's plethora of Red- rock formations in a Vintage Aircraft.
Your pilot will the keep the wings straight and steady as you delight in the exhilaration and nostalgia of open-cockpit flying. Safety is top priority at Sedona Air Tours and their aircraft and top-notch pilots most assuredly meet the only the toughest FAA maintenance standards.

Helicopter Tour

Leave your qualms on the ground and take to the skies in an electrifying and exceptional way through the freedom of a Helicopter Tour. Gain an unparalleled prospective of viewing Sedona from the clouds as you literally lift off the ground and experience all that the magic Sedona has to offer via vertical flight.

Everyone's adrenaline is sure to be pumping full-bore every second of this aerial rotorcraft pleasure ride. Your knowledgeable and experienced pilot will hover, fly forwards, backwards, laterally power climb in and out of Sedona's seldom seen canyons granting you an exclusive view.

Pink Jeep Tours

Explore hidden back roads and discover Sedona's rugged beauty during this off-road adventure. The gear heads at Pink Jeep Tours offer no-nonsense insights into the Native American culture, and the geology of the Southwest as you take in some of the most rugged beauty in all of Arizona.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

At this adored Sedona shopping landmark, visitors are treated to an outstanding array of over forty art galleries and eclectic shops encircled by four fabulous restaurants. The Tlaquepaque Crafts Village offers soothing outdoor dining opportunities, as shopping in a free flowing relaxed atmosphere. Here you will be able to discover that authentic Hopi Kachina Doll you always been wanting or that one of a kind Native American piece of art that will complete your home decor.


For the area's best dining, RENÉ at Tlaquepaque is the place to be! Whether dining inside the inviting main room or outside on the patio, you will be in for a unforgettable fine dining experience. Offering not only luscious cuisine, but also distinctive and unique tastes with a delightful French flare. Each order is prepared and cooked using only the freshest of ingredient by skilled and experienced chefs. The restaurant's discreet interior presents guests with a luxurious yet pleasing dining environment. Their friendly and helpful staff serves consistently delicious fare, proving that fine dining doesn't always have to be patronizing or pricey.

For a family and crowd pleasing favorite, be sure to save some appetite for dessert.... RENE's flashy Flambé Captain will dazzle your guests and your tummies with made to order Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee or Crepe Suzette.

Sedona Stargazing Tours

Experience a romantic and quirky evening watching the night sky guided by professional astronomers. It is just awesome Family Star Gazing fun as you enjoy, the celestial objects in the evening sky through custom built state of the art telescopes.

The Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona

Now that you've made it all the way to the magical oasis of Sedona, Az you may as well go all in and get a Reiki Treatment from The Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona. Tap into the Universal Life Force throughout this pressure point treatment designed to stimulate your systems natural energy flow. Your therapist will place their hands upon strategic body locations in an effort to relieve pain, and boost the immune system as well as relieving acute pain.

Dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek

After your massage treatment, make sure you've booked your dinner reservations at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek on a few short steps away from the Spa.

L’Auberge Restaurant provides a romantic environment either inside the private dining room or on the lush garden patio alongside a tranquil creek. Coupling fine wine and gourmet cuisine, L’Auberge has long considered one of Sedona's best dining spots and top restaurants.

World class Chef Rochelle Daniel masterfully handles variety of well-balanced menu options through her skillful and innate abilities. An delightful appetizer, favorite not found on the menu, but available upon request is the Maine Day Boat Scallops served with Crispy Maitake mushrooms, Spruce Custard, and Blackberries.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mark,

    Look at you, Award winning photographer, Radio commentator and TV personality.

    You have been doing will for yourself over the past few years on the Charlotte Radio, TV and newspaper. Great accomplishments.

    Keep up the good work.