Today’s show focuses on a recent media trip to Hacienda Del Sol in Tuscon, Arizona with my mom, Penny Williams. We both attended as travel bloggers and in this podcast we share our weekend itinerary and favorite moments from the press trip.

Laura Burns and Penny Williams at Hacienda Del Sol Resort in tucson, arizona

Penny with Laura Burns, the Food & Beverage Director of Hacienda Del Sol

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The Finer Details of Episode 83: Hacienda Del Sol Resort Media Trip With My Mom

In today’s episode, Penny Williams and I discuss how I received an media invitation to Hacienda Del Sol. We also discuss our weekend itinerary and our absolute favorite experiences during our press trip.  

Hacienda Del Sol is a high-end circa-1929 resort set on 39 acres in the Catalina foothills. The rustic-chic historic hacienda’s story began in 1929, and the property was originally a “home away from home” ranch school for the daughters of society’s elite families such as Vanderbilt, Pillsbury, Maxwell, Westinghouse, and Campbell. In 1948, Hacienda Del Sol was converted into a guest ranch that immediately attracted the Hollywood’s most popular stars such as Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Clark Gable and Howard Hughes.

Click here to listen to the full interview and hear how I landed this media trip and the history of the ranch!

Calamari Salad from the Grill at Hacienda Del Sol in Tuscon, Arizona

Penny’s famous Calamari Salad!

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Episode Resources

Two nation Vacation Mastermind and Media Trip
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Travel Writer’s Academy
Hawaii on Foot
Hiking Maui: The Valley Isle
Episode 81: Reminder of how I got the Tucson Media Trip
Martha’s Garden Date Shake Shop
52 Perfect Days Articles about Hacienda del Sol:
The Gardens and Landscapes of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch
Weekend Getaway To Hacienda del Sol, Tucson Arizona

Connect With Penny

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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort Website
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort on Twitter
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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort on Instagram

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