The Phoenician

The promise is simple.  The best.  And nothing less.  Here you’ll find guest rooms sheathed in Italian marble, Berber carpet and rattan.  Four uncompromising restaurants.  More than an acre of tiered pools and waterfalls.  Spectacular golf and tennis amidst 130 acres of desert, gardens and mountain.  800-888-8234 ● 602-941-8200 ● 6000 East Camelback Road ● Scottsdale Arizona 85251

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North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountain

North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountain

Take a journey over mountains, lakes, and time.

Experience the beauty and wilderness of North Carolina’s Blue ridge Mountains from small villages like Linville Falls, old Fort, and Little Switzerland.

Miles of hiking trails lead you through emerald forests with spectacular waterfalls, along deep, rugged gorges, and in the steps of the Catawba and the Cherokee who once roamed these romantic hills.  1-800-237-6111 McDowell country, NC.

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Flinders Ranges: Spectacular mountains which begin about 250km north of Adelaide and stretch for about 400km into the Outback. Noted their rich colors, majestic peaks, wilderness areas, prolific wildlife, historic ruins and Aboriginal rock paintings. Short and extended tours are available from Adelaide.
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The Glassouse Mountains, a series of volcanic plugs shrouded in Aboriginal legend, form the centerpieces of the lush hinterland north of Brisbane.  You can see the rising ape-like shape of Tibrogargan and the spindly pinnacle of Coonowrin from the Glasshouse Lookout signposted from the Bruce Highway.  Also worth explor8ing are the Blackall Ranges and the mountain villages of Monteville and Maleny with their gift shops, tearooms and cafes.

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Escape to the Mountains.

Relax ……. Refresh ……. Enjoy.

High in the Blue Mountains, Fairmont Resort offers magnificent valley views and is adjacent to an 18 hole golf course. Only 90 minutes drive from Sydney by car, coach or train, the luxurious Fairmont is ideal for both day visits and overnight stays. Restaurants, bars, supper club and a multitude of sport and leisure activities.

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