We just left, but we’re already pining for the Sonoran Desert — and Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. There’s something about the wide-open skies, the quality of the light and the gentle evenings, lit by moon and stars, that feels like magic. The best way to explore it is on foot, and leisurely. That way, you start to spot all the little things, just like you did when you were a kid—and your kids will do now: a tiny lizard darting behind a rock, a cactus that looks just like a fat pin cushion, a stealthy coyote stealing by. There’s a sense of place here that’s brashly original; somehow cliché and delightfully unexpected at the same time. It gets under your skin and stays with you—like the dusty-rose colored, sandy earth still stuck to the bottom of our hiking boots. A little memento.
Read more on Scottsdale in Four Seasons Magazine.
Read more on HFWT about taking the family to Scottsdale.
Michelle Pentz Glave is the Have Family Will Travel editor. Before diving into communications/PR, she was a journalist for 25 years in the US and Germany including stints with The Wall Street Journal Europe, Gruner+Jahr (Bertelsman) and the Albuquerque Journal. Her work has appeared in Outside, Wired, Travel + Leisure, Sunset and Fortune. She has a Bachelor's in English from Yale and a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University. Michelle is passionate about family, food, farmers, her garden and taekwondo. She lives on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two kids: Sabrina, 11, and Duncan, nine.
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