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Practical Holiday Gifts with an Attention-Getting Twist

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Like millions of others you may frantically be trying to think of a Christmas gift for someone special but your mind is drawing a blank. Keep calm and read on, as we’ve compiled a list of useful, interesting and even unexpected holiday gift ideas—many practical that can be used every day—which may very well fit the bill and foil those ... Read More »

Great Gifts and Gets for Foodies

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If you’re looking for gift ideas for a food and drink-centric friend, co-worker or loved one, you’re in luck as I’ve cooked up a tasty assortment of items that’ll make your holiday shopping a snap. This season offers a veritable cornucopia of clever, inventive and downright delectable products like these sure to satisfy the gift giver and receiver, alike. Kitchen ... Read More »

Hotel Domestique: Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

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Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie that’s ideally situated on nearly 30 acres of grounds and vineyards. It’s no wonder this intimate, culturally-styled property attracts active travelers who are not only seeking sophisticated respite away from the hustle-and-bustle-laden tourist traps, but also ... Read More »

This Month’s Sports & Fitness Finds – September 2015

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As an avid, life-long fitness enthusiast, living (and promoting) a healthy lifestyle is of the utmost importance to me. In kind, I’m passionate about sourcing gear and gadget innovations that make participating in sports and fitness endeavors more efficient, effective and enjoyable. So, before you suit up, lace up, ball up or load up for the next tailgate, check out ... Read More »

Savvy Shoppers Put It on Plastiq

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Imagine being able to charge anything you want to your credit card, from a super sporty hot rod to your kid’s college tuition. Or, maybe you want to buy an entire sports team? Hey, you never know. One company—Plastiq—has made this elevated shopping experience a reality. This new and unique service allows you to pay for things with your credit ... Read More »

Gertrude’s Scottsdale Masters the Ingredient-Driven Menu

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Something truly magical happens when the right combination of elements convene at a dining establishment. In the case of Gertrude’s Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, this could not ring more true. Not only does the eatery boast an incredible location literally inside the famed Desert Botanical Garden, it also combines fresh seasonal ingredients with culinary par excellence that, all combined, make ... Read More »

7 Ways to Thrill Your Teen in Scottsdale

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So you’re planning an outing and want to keep your kids engaged with the family, rather than obsessively tapping away at their phones or other “smart” devices, long enough to log a lasting memory? No sweat! OK, well maybe a little sweat… it is Scottsdale after all. But, no matter the season and even the sweltering heat of summer aside, ... Read More »

12 Reasons Families Favor the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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The Sonoran Desert has a beauty all its own and, with the McDowell Mountains as a stunning backdrop, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a great place for multi-generational family vacationers to experience much of what the American Southwest has to offer. In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and award-winning service, the following is ... Read More »

The Phoenician Scottsdale a Phenomenal Family Vacation Destination

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“Family-friendly” and “luxury resort” are often mutually exclusive, however, one Scottsdale luxury resort—The Phoenician—has managed to marry the two concepts in spectacular form. Although this AAA Five Diamond property exudes elegance, understandably attracting the likes of every U.S. President (post-office) since–and including—Ronald Reagan among its VIP guest roster, the resort is also a delightful playground rife with on-site fun and ... Read More »

Awesome Tech-Inspired Sports & Fitness Finds

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The sports and fitness industries are teeming with cool product innovations intended to make activity more fun, competitive and effective. A great number of those are brought to market thanks to technological advancements relative to the materials utilized, the engineering employed, or both. This representative, tech-advanced assortment of sporty solutions will surely help ensure you’ve got game. The Neptune MP3 ... Read More »