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Culinary Cultures and Heritage Hotels of Northern Arizona’s Prescott & Sedona

Culinary Cultures and Heritage Hotels of Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona’s Prescott and Sedona region is the epitome of Southwestern charm. The vibrant culture and cuisine of the region is the result of a melting pot of Native American, Mexican, and wild West influences, which are prevalent throughout both of the cities. Adventurers are quickly introduced to the diversity of the region on our Northern Arizona Biking and Hiking Tour, with the trip’s first lodgings being held at the quaint Hassayampa Inn.

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Along the Wine Path with Sojourn

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It’s almost imperative that holiday dishes be paired with the right wine. As we travel through some of the finest vineyards and wine regions of US & Canada, you get to taste a few of  the best in the world!

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The Boss On Tour: Arizona Bike Tour Reflections from the Road

OK, not THE Boss, just the Sojourn boss. Sitting in the airport in Tucson, having just spent the past week enjoying our Arizona bike tour with a group of fantastic people from all over the world, I find myself reflecting back on our week together. I’m struck by our conversations, the warm embraces from returning Sojourn friends, and the friendships formed with those new to us.

We are a wide mix of couples and singles from across the US and Canada, and as far away as Norway and Brazil who opted to leave cold dreary weather behind in search of warmer sunnier days. Two lifelong friends living thousands of miles apart chose this as a reunion trip. Some are veteran Sojourn travelers and for others this is their first trip with us.

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Go West, Part II: Arizona

Arriving in Tucson, the weather was exactly what I’d expected: clear, dry, and warm. Right there in the parking lot, I shucked off my Northeasterner’s garb faster than you can say frigid Vermont winter and donned shorts and a tee. Heaven! Joshua and I got busy prepping Sojourn’s new fleet of Cannondale bikes for the tour’s start on Sunday afternoon. We were diligent and focused, enough so that we had some late afternoon free time and an opportunity to hop on bikes, giving me my first taste of the vast network of sweet bike paths that criss-cross all over the city of Tucson.

Josh and I raced the setting sun to get in some miles on Sojourn’s new Cannondales

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Through the Lens on Arizona Bike Tours

Astonishing, mesmerizing, and other-worldly are not unusual reactions to first rides among the towering Saguaro cacti of southern Arizona. On what are typically brilliant blue sky days, the bright green hues of the Saguaro stand in stark contrast to a rugged and rocky landscape. From the seat of a bicycle, one often feels awestruck by the beauty and diversity of this extraordinary place, the sweet fragrance of desert flowers, and lilting sounds of myriad birds.

Even the most avid of cyclists can be slowed to a crawl by the compelling need to capture their experience through the lens of a camera. A 100′ Saguaro, a flowering Prickly Pear and a Jumping Cholla – snap, snap, snap. Hop back on the bike, pedal a few strokes, and there’s a multi-armed Saguaro that looks like a long, tall Texan. Roadrunners dart from shadow to shadow, teasing a photographer to get a clear shot. Sometimes it’s easier to settle for evening photos!

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