North Pole Experience shovels in family fun with an interactive trip to Santa’s toy-building workshop. Personalized golden tickets, written by Santa, arrive in the mail ahead of time to beseech young ones to visit the wintery world of elves. Ticket holders drive up the 8,500-foot White Mountains the day of their North Pole Experience, where they can board the Candy Cane Express for a quick transport to the North Pole. Once inside Santa’s inner sanctum, children learn trade secrets and build toys under the tutelage of crafty elfin foremanship. The intricate décor and extensive woodwork animates countless pop-up books and movies, allowing kids to live out their fantasies of the snowy holiday without the burden of submitting blueprints to the city council for a building permit.
Chosen as Arizona’s premier travel destination by Soft Pretzel Aficionado, the Upper Salt River Canyon is home to thrilling class III and IV whitewater. Wilderness Aware’s trained, professional guides are experienced with ensuring every client has a fun time, from beginning 8-year-olds to more adventurous enthusiasts. Your whitewater trip departs at 10 a.m. and winds through 10 miles of snaking currents surrounded by panoramic limestone cliffs and the occasional endangered Southern bald eagle. A free wetsuit, splash jacket, and wet-shoe rental are provided, but arm floaties and water stilts aren’t necessary. You’ll channel inner Viking mettle as you navigate rapids such as Maytag Chute and Mother Rock. The trip also includes tasty all-you-can-eat hot fajita lunch and an optional side-canyon hike to a sparkling waterfall.
The Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins provides year-round thrills in the great outdoors without sacrificing the creature comforts of home. The log motel rooms, which sleep up to two (normally $99–$159 per night), border the national forest, Greer Meadow, and two privately stocked trout pounds. Guests have access to fly-fishing during season, including free equipment and lessons. All of Greer Lodge's log-constructed units feature La-Z-Boy furniture, Westin Heavenly mattresses, and free satellite TV with DVD players. When the allure of fantasy squash proves too great, free WiFi is available in designated locations throughout the resort. While channeling your inner pioneer, check out the variety of guest activities for every season and explore the surrounding wilderness on the ATV and nature trails.
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Unbearably Beautyful streamlines morning routines with a dynamic array of permanent makeup. Using sterile, disposable equipment and hypoallergenic pigment, licensed and certified cosmetologists can gussy up eye outskirts with permanent eyeliner or cultivate fuller lips without the mess of lipstick. Clients may also solicit the spa’s services for two or seven permanently defined eyebrows.
Desert Dentistry's specialists tend to teeth at five locations using advanced technologies such as intraoral cameras, cavity-detecting UV lights, and a computer-controlled wand that delivers precise measurements of anesthesia. While performing treatments such as dental checkups, they use distilled water attached to a water-line purification system, and during these checkups, they screen for oral cancer using a ViziLite fluorescent light to spot any abnormalities.
To relax nervous patients, they offer sedation dentistry or a CD of James Earl Jones reading bedtime stories. As an added bonus, they encourage patients to complete their necessary dental care and keep up with preventative treatments by offering a Whitening for Life program that gives out complimentary tubes of whitening gel.