American Southwest

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American Southwest — The sprawling Southwest comprises the states of Arizona, New Mexico, the southwestern region of Colorado, and the southern portion of Utah. This vast area conjures up images of lone cowboys and epic desert landscapes straight from John Wayne movies – and not without good reason. The region may have lost its wild outlaw feel, but the scenery is as breathtaking as ever: auburn buttes, sienna mesas, Saguaro cacti, and spectacular canyons. People come seeking adventure and solitude in the Southwest's national parks and along its scenic highways, but also for a mix of superlative spas, hotels, and art galleries, all of which provide a new type of “frontier” to explore.

Why Go

For hot air balloon rides above the New Mexico desert, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, and Scottsdale spas.

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Hotel Hot Air Balloon Packages

July 08, 2014

Groups of between ten and 16 can book a sunrise or sunset ride and get a bird's eye view of Gleneagles Hotel's 850-acre estate and the surrounding countryside. Read More »


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January 15, 2014

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Our Ultimate Summer Food Series

August 19, 2013 by Amanda Black

Fact: Food tastes better during the summer. (Okay, maybe that's just our opinion.) Whether it's a hot dog piled high with chili, a cold scoop of your favorite ... Read More »


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August 19, 2013 by Alex Schechter

Take a minute and ask yourself which of the following two activities you did on your most recent trip: checked out a new art exhibit, or went shopping at the ... Read More »


40 Sweet Spots for Fall Value

August 15, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »

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