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Our First Girlfriends Getaway Adventure: Phoenix

Our First Bloggers Go Adventure Begins in Phoenix

By now, most of you probably know, I often spend more time in airports and hotels than I do at home, because I love to travel! So it’s only natural that I’d partner with my good friend Kas of Southern Bella’s Ways to Save to launch Bloggers Go! A collective of influential travel bloggers, we’ll explore new destinations, cross adventures off bucket lists, and share the secret squirrel scoop with our readers. We’ve already had some pretty amazing experiences together, on press trips and more, but we’ve got a lot more planned.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” 
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Bloggers Go Phoenix

Source: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Our first official Bloggers Go adventure will feature Phoenix, Arizona. From April 12-16, we’ll get to experience an ultimate girlfriend’s getaway that the fun folks at the Phoenix CVB have planned for us.

Our first evening, we’ll stay at the recently renovated Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, and enjoy dinner at the Different Pointe of View RestaurantI’m so excited to eat at the restaurant, known for both its breathtaking views and bold menu! (I’m hoping that translates into some spicy dishes!)

Our First Bloggers Go Adventure Begins in Phoenix

Source: Hot Air Expeditions

The next morning, its time to reach for the skies and cross “Hot air balloon ride” off my bucket list with Hot Air Expeditions. I can’t wait to capture photos of some of the fantastic scenery from 300+ feet in the air. I asked if we could jump out of them, but I was quickly turned out. <sadface>

After a beautiful morning floating over the Phoenix area, we’ll head back to the resort for some relaxation at the Tocaloma Spa.

Our First Bloggers Go Adventure Begins in Phoenix

Source: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

While relaxing in our private cabana around the Falls Water Village, we’ll order lunch and maybe a few cocktails from the Cascades Cafe. Ok, who am I kidding? We’ll probably order a lot of cocktails.

Swimming, sunning, and tweeting from the cabana can make one hungry, so for dinner we’re eating at the new Salty Sow restaurant. The gastropub serves local sustainable food in a modern barn type atmosphere. And, I know Tara our bacon lovin’ friend will be in hog heaven.

Our First Bloggers Go Adventure Begins in Phoenix

Source: Salty Sow

We’ll switch locations mid stay and check into the Hyatt Scottsdale where, surprise surprise, we have some more pampering in store at their Spa Avania.


Once our minds and bodies are rejuvenated, we’ll visit the Musical Instrument Museum and some time exploring Arizona trails on horseback with Fort McDowell Adventures.


Source: Fort McDowell Adventures

We’ll savor our last dinner in the Southwest at Searsucker Scottsdale. I just took a look at the menu and I’m already drooling. The “smalls” (which appear to be like Tapas) look AMAZING. I see lots of bacon and spiciness…like these habanero pickles – YUMMM!

Habanero pickles

Source: Searsucker Scottsdale

I can’t wait to explore Phoenix and Scottsdale next week while spending some quality time with the girls. Don’t miss a thing, you can follow all of our adventures by following us on Twitter, #MyPhx and #BloggersGo.

  1. Bloggers Go: bloggersgo
  2. Me: surfnsunshine
  3. Kas: waystosave 
  4. Tara: tasalinas
  5. Crystal: simplybeingmom
  6. Louise: momstart
  7. Jennifer: makobiscribe

I have been invited on an expenses paid trip to experience Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona by the Phoenix CVB and Bloggers Go. As usual, all opinions will remain my own.

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. August 13, 2015 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Hi!! 1. I reside in Phoenix and would love to meet up with you at either one of the hotels or restaurants! I mean, I’d love to go on a hot air balloon ride too, but I don’t think I can squeak in there. lol Hit me up at the e-mail supplied and check my site! I’m a good time and I’d certainly promote for you if ya let me tag along:) Thanks!

  2. April 12, 2013 at 1:54 am — Reply

    Y’all are going to have so much fun. I am already enjoying your and Kas’ photos!!!

  3. April 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    I am so jealous of you ladies making this trip! You are going to have so much fun!

    • April 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm — Reply

      Thanks Angela! :) See you soon!

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