Arizona Biltmore for Mother’s Day

Moms who’d love to escape but can’t make a kid-free getaway will find the ideal Mother’s Day package at the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. I was just there over spring break with my daughter, Leigh, and we absolutely loved it!  The Spring Escape All-Inclusive Package, starting at $359 on Mother’s Day weekend, includes an array of amazing extras:

– Kids meals:  Up to two kids 12 and under eat free for breakfast and dinner
– Breakfast for two in Frank & Albert’s or The Café (includes gratuity)
– Dinner for two  (includes gratuity, excludes alcohol)
– $100 Spa Credit  on any spa treatment of your choice
– Self Parking
– Resort Charge
– A bottle of wine delivered upon check-in
– 20% off retail shops
– Arizona Biltmore History book
  • The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort is a favorite spot for Mother’s Day.  Moms enjoy strolling the beautiful flower-filled gardens, soaking up the historic ambience, taking advantage of special discounts on treatments at the spa, and indulging in the mouth-watering holiday dining choices. At the Arizona Biltmore Spa, moms will enjoy 20% off four popular treatments:  Dreamcatcher Aromatherapy Massage, Restorative Anti-Aging Facial, Ultimate Manicure and Ultimate Pedicure. Find more at Arizona Biltmore

Tuesday Travel: Turnberry Isle Miami Triathlete Program

Wow this really caught my eye. I have always wanted to attempt a triathlon. Honest! When I saw this awesome training program from Turnberry Isle Miami, it really got my even more interested. Turnberry Isle Miami offers a new fitness program designed to train beginner and amateur triathletes. A first of its kind at a South Florida resort, the new Tri-Turnberry program was designed by lead Fitness Director Tait Smith and Spa Director Kirstie Bolitho—who are both avid triathletes—to cater to one of America’s fastest growing sports. This program combines new Schwinn bikes, a tranquil lap pool, winding paths around two championship golf courses and a scenic 2.9 mile jogging trail, “We thought about all the beautiful surroundings at Turnberry Isle and asked ourselves how we could incorporate all the features into a workout that’s suitable for all fitness levels,” said Smith. “For triathletes, this is a course that is sure to test physical endurance and will get proven results.”

The cost to participate is $25, and triathletes can choose difficulty and speed from three different categories: Elite, Sport and Beginner. With admission, participants also receive unlimited classes and compete in a final race held at the end of each month.

For die-hard cyclists, the resort also has introduced a new Tour de Turnberry program, which takes place at the Fitness Center on New Tour de France bikes powered by Google maps with 21 stages of the tour. The bikes feature tilting mechanism and a simulation of hugging tightly to the road.

It’s $200 to participate in the Tour de Turnberry program and each participant has 30 days to complete the program and can earn prizes at each stage, such as the popular yellow and king of the mountain polka dot jerseys normally associated with the Tour de France, for having the fastest time or best climb.

Two spaces are available at the top of every hour, Monday- Friday, and then between a period of four hours on Saturday and Sunday. For inquiries, call 305-933-6930.


Tri-Turnberry Class Categories:

ELITE CLASS: 20 laps in the pool, 18-mile bike ride and 5k run

SPORT CLASS: 12 laps in the pool, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run

BEGINNER: 8 laps in the pool, 8-mile bike ride and one-mile fun run