Mar 212017
 
Sweeney Asks the Locals: Julie Cohn

Mr. TWS and I are loving getting to know our new community in the Valley of the Sun. There is so much for residents and visitors to see and do in Phoenix Metro, Scottsdale, and many other nearby places. I’ve always believed that the best way to get to know a place is by asking the locals. Here are some great tips by Phoenix blogger and writer Julie Cohn.

Mar 182017
 
First Impressions: Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa

As new residents of the Valley of the Sun with a home in Scottsdale, Arizona we are eager to learn about the great places and activities in our new community and surrounding area. We’ve been pleasantly surprised that there is so much to see and do! Recently, we got a glimpse of the beautiful Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa in nearby Paradise Valley. Take a look.

Feb 132017
 
The Sweeneys in Scottsdale Part Two

Scenes of Scottsdale on Instagram Mr. TWS and I are finally settled in at our new home and loving it here in Scottsdale. We’ve been enjoying the sights, activities, and places of our new hometown and have much more exploration to do. It’s easy for us to see why Scottsdale is a desirable destination for travelers […]

Dec 252016
 
Our Christmas Card from New York City

By Mr. TWS — Sweeney and I kicked off our Christmas season a little differently this year because our relocation to Scottsdale, Arizona from the San Francisco Bay Area was still in progress. Instead of getting our Christmas tree and decorating just after Thanksgiving before heading off to Europe for 10 days in early December, it seemed getting to New York City for a few days was the perfect plan.

Dec 092016
 
The Sweeneys in Scottsdale

Mr. TWS and I have been pretty quiet on the blog recently, but our personal lives have been bustling with activity and new adventures. For the past few months, we’ve been immersed in preparing for and beginning a new chapter in our lives by relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Oct 042016
 
An Italian Dream at Villa La Collina

Since our first visit to Tredozio, Italy in June of 2013, I’ve dreamed of a return to this serene village of Emilia-Romagna in the Apennine mountains. During our April trip to Italy, my dream was fulfilled. We once again enjoyed the hospitality of our host at Torre Fantini (you may remember reading about our stay here in 2013) and were royally welcomed at another lovely estate in the EsteVillas portfolio of holiday rentals, Villa La Collina.