Arizona weekend getaway

Hi Friends!

It’s been a little while! Sorry about that, we have just been busy bust getting ready for baby boy to make his arrival! I am officially in my third trimester and I literally cannot believe it! I feel like this pregnancy is flying bye, though EVERYONE tells me that times slows to a crawl once you hit 30 weeks so we shall see!

Kyle and I took a much needed getaway to Scottsdale Arizona a few weekends ago & it was magical to say the least. Its a whole different ball game out there with the beautiful desert, no humidity & soaring temperatures. We spent ALOT of time relaxing by the pool & taking in the beautiful scenery. It’s so different from the south but I especially loved that my hair stayed curled for longer than 5 min outside! Am I right or am I right?

We were lucky enough to stay at the gorgeous HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA AT GAINEY RANCH for the weekend and IT.WAS.A.DREAM!!! The grounds are unlike anything we have ever experienced with majestic cacti, palms & true Arizona scenery all around, we felt like we were in a desert paradise! We spent all day Saturday lounging by the adults only pool in our cute little private cabana overlooking the lake and golf course. We felt like royalty and could have spent the entire weekend at that exact spot 🙂 The Rooms at the Hyatt were large & clean and the bathroom was AMAZING! The soft robes and exta comfy bed made for a glorious weekend stay! The staff even noticed I was pregnant & brought plenty of extra pillows! The service was top notch to say the least! Kyle & I felt beyond relaxed and well rested for our 6 am flight the next morning and are itching to get back there again soon! If you are in the Scottsdale area or planning a trip add the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale to your must stay list!

A few must do’s in Scottsdale 

1.) They have a Cafe Rio so you can bet that was our first stop! If you haven’t tried this place you are in for a treat, its my fav! make sure to get the Pork Salad, you won’t regret it!

2.) Take a little trip out to the desert. I am not the most outdoorsy type of girl but hiking & exploring the beautiful Arizona desert is a must! Here is a link to Scottsdale’s best hikes!

3.) Lounge by the pool! Check out the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale for your relaxing day in the sun!

4.) Shop till you drop! Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona’s largest mall. It has all of your upscale stores including Nordstrom. Plus lots of places to dine & relax from your shopping spree!

5.) Set up a photoshoot! We took our maternity photos with Amy & Jordan Demos and they did not disappoint! Being from Georgia a destination maternity shoot was on the radar for us from the beginning! we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate our miracle boy than with our dream photographers in a dream location! Arizona is full or the most gorgeous scenery and beautiful light with no trees blocking that golden hour glow. Remember your trip with the photoshoot of a lifetime!

Traveling has always been a favorite of ours, exploring new places whether it be in the US or internationally has brought us so much joy! We can’t wait to show our sweet boy all of the breathtaking ventures with world has to offer! With that being said what are your fav tips for traveling with a baby!? We are complete newbies to parenthood and can’t wait to hear all about your tips and tricks! leave your advice in the comments below 🙂

Have a wonderful Monday!

xoxo

Amanda

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