Today’s show focuses on a recent Travel Writers Academy Media Trip to Tucson, Arizona at the beautiful Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. In this episode, I interview Susan Decoteau-Ferrier from Elaine Masters from www.tripwellgal.comTo learn how you can apply for the next Travel Writer’s Academy media trip visit Travel Writer’s Academy.

Media Trip to Tucson, Arizona

Group photo with Tom Firth and Kimberly Schmitz

Photos Courtesy of Cintia Soto.

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The Finer Details of Episode 100 with Susan Decoteau-Ferrier & Elaine Masters:

This is part two of a two-part episode, where I chat with four of the travel writers who attended the Tucson, Arizona media trip to Hacienda Del Sol. Click here to listen to the full interview and learn what a media trip is really like.  This is part two of the “Travel Academy Media Trip to Tucson, Arizona”.

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In this interview. Susan shares the art and history of Hacienda Del Sol, the horseback riding experience at the ranch and our visit to DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun with Southwest Oddessy Tours.

Elaine and I chat about our tour of Tucson with Tucson Bike Tours and she shares some great tips for anyone planning a visit to Tucson.

In this episode we also discuss:

    • Tucson’s UNESCO food designation
    • This history and art at Hacienda Del Sol
    • Susan and Elaine’s favorite thing about Hacienda Del Sol and Tucson
    • The amazing DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
    • Why Tucson is best seen by bike

Full the episode >> Listen to Episode 101 Now!

Episode Resources

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson Tourism
Travel Writer’s Academy
Southwest Oddessy Tours
Tucson Bike Tours
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
Saguaro National Park
Presidio in Tucson
Cintia Soto
Hotel Congress
Owl’s Club
#GenxTravelChat Twitter Chat (1st Wednesday of the Month)
GenXtravelers Facebook Group
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Mentioned in this Episode

Lee Blackwood
Susan Decoteau-Ferrier
Elaine Masters
Bobbi Gould
Chef Bruce Yim
Voyager Vicki
Episode 83: Hacienda Del Sol Resort Media Trip With My Mom
Episode 90: Preview of the Travel Writers Academy Mastermind and Media Trip
Episode 92: Travel Writers Academy Mastermind and Baja California Media Trip

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Hope you enjoyed this episode and are inspired to visit Tucson and Hacienda del Sol. Please join me in thanking Elaine and Susan for sharing such awesome information on today’s show! Interested in hearing the full podcast? Click here to listen now!

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