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Photo by Debby Wolvos   I love Flagstaff. Love the weather, love NAU, love the funky stores and, most of all, love the growing food scene. Obviously, executive chef/partner Rochelle Daniel of Fat Ox in Scottsdale sees the potential there, too. She’s opening a Modern American restaurant called Atria in downtown Flag late this summer (August, if we’re lucky), moving into the intimate, airy space that most recently housed La Vetta Ristorante Italiano. Daniel says...

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In the heart of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff lies the Lockett Meadow campground. This destination, a favorite of Valley folk, allows explorers to experience an authentic autumn – with falling leaves that change color and all – while they’re dry camping. “Lockett Meadow has extensive stands of aspen, which cover the steep slopes of the San Francisco Peaks caldera and turn to solid gold during the month of October,” says Brady Smith, Coconino...

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Looking for a break from the city? Trade saguaros for pines in Arizona’s favorite mountain town. Route 66 Walk This Talk This self-guided tour takes advantage of mobile technology, allowing you to tour historic Route 66 at your own pace. You call the provided number, and the recording gives you neat facts at each stop. Plan to spend about an hour discovering gems like the Mother Myth mural, The Rock Lab and Motel Du Beau....

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‘Tis the time of the year when everyone wants a quick staycation for the holidays. One great thing about Arizona is that you can drive two hours in any direction and end up somewhere completely different. Sometimes you might think you’re in a different state because the scene is so different from the metropolitan area. Here are a few places to stay during the holidays.  Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock If you want to stay...

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Looking to get out of town this Labor Day weekend? Arizona boasts a slew of short drives that are sure to make lasting memories. Hop in the car and make the most of this three-day weekend and the Grand Canyon State’s unique landscape with these three adventure itineraries.   Page What to do: This unassuming town in northern Arizona is home to some of the most breathtaking natural scenery this side of Lake Powell. Hike...

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