Taras BIG Travels

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Valley travel queen and TV Pro Tara Hitchcock makes a splash in Northern Arizona’s favorite body of water.

A few years ago, I sat down with Pixar head honcho John Lasseter to talk about his new animated film Cars. “You’re from Arizona?” he asked.

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Canyon Suites: It’s a ‘resort within a resort.’ Tara takes a peek around the exclusive Canyon Suites and finds out about a special that may win YOU a chance to spend New Year’s Eve there! Spa: Tara and her stepdaughter Alex head inside the Phoenician’s famed Centre for Well-Being. Find out if she can keep quiet in the ‘quiet zone’ as Alex enjoys a hot rock massage. Pool Fun: Head back to the site of...

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AMBIENTE COURSE: Tara & her husband hit the links at the new $10-million dollar Ambiente course. She may not play out of the sand, but she admits the money was well-spent!   BLT: They’re the largest popovers you’ll ever see! Tara heads into the kitchen of BLT Steak to make the French pastry and finds out the inspiration to this modern steakhouse. CAMELBACK HISTORY: There’s a reason owner Bill Marriott comes back to celebrate his...

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Feet in the Creek massage: Follow Tara as she attempts to get ‘grounded’ with a new treatment called “Feet in the Creek”. Brandon, her L’auberge massage therapist, makes her walk in the creek and take in her surroundings before treating her to some reflexology and good conversation. Dining Creekside: Tara discovers why the L’auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek consistently gets rave reviews. Enjoy her sit down conversation with chef Brian Sharrah as her husband Kenn...

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Aerial Yoga: Find out how flexible Tara & her stepsons are as they attempt aerial yoga! Instructor Sierra Ramm leads the three in a unique class at the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa.   Summer Fun: From the new Splashrider X-Treme water adventure to the 240-foot zipline, Tara discovers the new summer treats at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.   La Hacienda: Tara meets up with the “Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine” Richard Sandoval...

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Valley travel maven Tara Hitchcock tells italy-bound attendees what to expect at Celebrity Fight Night.

I fell in love with Italy waaaay before Elizabeth Gilbert penned her “self-discovery tour guide” best seller Eat Pray Love. Italy is everything you see in the movies and more.

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The Valley travel expert stays put, but takes a life-altering journey with help from a friend.

It had been 36 and a half years since he took a drink, something he was very proud of. But as he lay on a hospital bed, Ray Lamb for the first time thought about ending that streak. “That’s the day I was told by doctors it was very possible I was never going to walk again and most likely would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life,” Ray told me.

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The CBS5 globetrotter follows Ben Stiller to the land of Bjork and puffins.

In Arizona, we have a phrase that might as well be our state motto. When someone asks how hot it gets in the summer, no matter how many digits we throw out in response, we always follow it up with, "But it's a dry heat."

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