Annual Concierge Tour Travels To Canyon de Chelly

Annual Concierge Tour Travels To Canyon de Chelly

Each summer the DETOURS of Arizona team hosts our Arizona concierge friends on a trip to a surprise location in the Southwest. This year’s tour took us to the magnificent Canyon de Chelly. Along the way we visited Hubbell Trading Post, the Navajo Nation and Route 66 in Williams, AZ where we stood on the corner. Departing early in the morning from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, the 2016 Arizona Concierge Tour winded through Tonto National Forest to Payson, AZ for a quick breakfast…

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Share the DETOURS Experience at IPW 2016

Share the DETOURS Experience at IPW 2016

Our DETOURS team is on the road in New Orleans, LA this week to connect with our friends in the travel industry at IPW 2016 powered by U.S. Travel Association. The travel industry’s premier international marketplace is not a typical trade show – it’s three days of fast paced networking of 6,000 of travel buyers, suppliers and media from more than 70 countries. IPW 2016 runs from June 18 – 22 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. DETOURS is…

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Five Best Arizona Canyons To See This Summer

Five Best Arizona Canyons To See This Summer

Arizona is often known for its sunny weather and beautiful desert but there are many more topographical features to love about the 48th state. Arizona is home to dozens of canyons and here are five to enjoy this summer:     1. Antelope Canyon Antelope Canyon is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world. As stunning as it is mysterious, Antelope Canyon is divided into two canyons: Upper Antelope Canyon, often called ‘The Crack,’ and Lower Antelope…

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Local Food Tour, City Tour Shine During Travel & Tourism Week

Local Food Tour, City Tour Shine During Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week is May 1st through May 7th so it’s the perfect time to highlight some of our favorite things about Arizona including a local foodie trail and a city tour that features the best of Scottsdale and Phoenix. Carl Grupp, President and CEO of DETOURS, is featured in today’s guest blog.  DETOURS is proud to align with Arizona’s tourism industry in celebrating the array of benefits our industry delivers to our communities especially during National Travel & Tourism Week. From jobs…

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Grand Canyon South Rim Meetup A Success

Grand Canyon South Rim Meetup A Success

In honor of National Park Week and Earth Day, DETOURS held an InstaMeet at the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim last weekend. An InstaMeet is a group of social media followers with a common interest meeting up to take photos and hang out together. Our group shares a passion for the outdoors, especially National Parks! Our meet up started around lunchtime on Saturday April 23rd (also Worldwide InstaMeet 13 Weekend) just outside the El Tovar Lodge with amazing views of the Grand Canyon….

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Celebrate National Park Week At The Grand Canyon

Celebrate National Park Week At The Grand Canyon

Did you know that according to the National Park Service, there are 22 National Parks in Arizona? April 16th to April 24th is National Park Week and DETOURS will be joining in to celebrate the national heritage of the hundreds of national parks found in the United States. All parks are offering free admission and DETOURS will be honoring discounted rates* to the Grand Canyon South Rim so locals and visitors alike can experience one of the most recognized landmarks in…

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Unique Geologic Destinations In Arizona: Part 2

Unique Geologic Destinations In Arizona: Part 2

In the most recent article, you learned about two of the most gorgeous geological destinations in Arizona—Coal Mine Canyon and The Vermillion Cliffs, specifically The Wave at The Vermillion Cliffs. It’s true, these are two of the most beautiful, natural destinations in Arizona, and you won’t want to miss them, but they are certainly not the only fabulous geological destinations. As you are planning your hiking, photography, or outdoorsy trip to Arizona, you will also want to make sure to…

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Unique Geologic Destinations In Arizona: Part 1

Unique Geologic Destinations In Arizona: Part 1

The great state of Arizona is home to many unique man-made attractions including some of the best shopping malls, golf courses, and museums celebrating Arizona’s diverse history, but what many people also need to understand about Arizona is that it is chalk full of distinctive geological destinations that will take your breath away. If you are an adventurer, a landscape photographer, or just a lover of the great outdoors, here are two geological destinations you must see when in Arizona….

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Where to Find the Best Indian Ruins in Arizona

Where to Find the Best Indian Ruins in Arizona

Find Ancient Indian Ruins Throughout Arizona Ancient Indian ruins are scattered throughout Arizona and visitors can find them all over. From the most remote and rugged landscapes in the state, to right next to the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, there’s no shortage of choices. With so much variety a visit to Arizona wouldn’t be complete without seeing how ancient peoples survived and thrived in these harsh lands. Navajo Nation Ruins The Navajo Nation stretches throughout parts of northeastern Arizona, southeastern…

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Top Things You Must See In Scottsdale, Arizona

Top Things You Must See In Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets as far as tourist destinations go. When you think of vacations in the sun, you often think of places like Miami, Honolulu, or San Diego, but to forget about cities in Arizona like Scottsdale is a huge mistake. When planning your fun or family vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona, here are some things you absolutely must put on your agenda. McDowell Sonoran Preserve Credit