Stories written by Kelly Phillips Badal
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The Sunniest Spot To See 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

One absolute necessity for ideal views of the first solar eclipse of this century on August 21? Clear skies. And with 250 sunny days each year, Idaho’s Sun Valley region is a sure bet among the narrow, 70-mile-wide band of destinations stretching from Oregon to South Carolina that will experience a total eclipse. Imagine seeing the […]

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Homes Travel

The Arizona Town Defining Desert Luxury

Between fashion-forward desert festivals, the chic desert modernism design trend, and many culturati-approved desert art installations, deserts—and the saguaro-studded towns that adorn them—are having a moment like never before. While these arid environs long attracted free spirits, travelers seeking higher-end experiences have now discovered Scottsdale. This 184-square-mile city 10 miles east of Phoenix is the desert’s poshest […]