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FOR GROWN-UPS

SPORTS & REC

Get in the swing of things and soar through the sky.

T

hough nothing about The
Phoenician, the highly manicured luxury resort backdropped by Phoenix's rugged
Camelback Mountain, says
"camp," the spirit of competition - embodied in its modern
sports facilities - is alive and
well. In my weekend of tennis indulgence here, I arrived with a
pretty weak backhand, but learned
how to rip it by leaning into the
stroke and catching the ball in front
of me. Now it's a veritable weapon in
my tennis arsenal.
In April, the 645-room resort
opened its new bilevel Athletic
Club, including a fitness center with
panoramic views of Camelback. It

adjoins the new seven-court Tennis
Center, also home to two pickleball
courts. The renovated golf course,
reopening in November, will trim the
tees from 27 to 18 holes to match the
natural contours of the landscape.
"The Phoenician truly has something for every sports fanatic, but
also spa enthusiasts, foodies, and
kids," says Courtney McCarthy, a Virtuoso advisor from Hinsdale, Illinois.
"If you're looking for luxury combined
with adventure, it caters to every age
and interest."
The resort's sports facilities encourage players to develop their skills.
Tennis clinics, for instance, span
strength conditioning, live ball drills,
and stroke analysis. Its I.FLY Trapeze

school teaches elementary skills
through more advanced wrist-towrist catches.
Adventurous activities underscore
the property's desert appeal. The
1.5-mile Cholla Trail that summits Camelback starts within strolling distance
of the rooms. Sunrise golf-cart safaris
seek indigenous coyotes, chuckwalla
lizards, and wild hares. Also highly
suggested: Join a birding tour or set
out solo to bike around the 250acre resort, then recover at the new
24-treatment-room spa, home to a
rooftop pool with sunset views.
DO IT: Doubles from $300; Virtuoso
travelers receive breakfast daily and a
$100 dining credit.

High times at The Phoenician's
I.FLY Trapeze school.

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 Backroads' five-day
multi-adventure camping
tour navigates Montana's
Glacier National Park via
foot, bike, and raft, with
starry nights beside a
campfire. Departure: August 19, 2018; from $1,998.

 Among a series of
Alaska sailings, UnCruise
Adventures' eight-day
Glacier Bay small-ship
cruises leave Juneau for
the wilderness on itineraries that include kayaking,
stand-up paddleboarding,
and polar-plunge swims.
Departures: Multiple dates,
June 1 to September 9,
2018; from $4,545.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2018

Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2018
Compass
Check-In
Bon Voyage
On Tour
Postcard
Dispatch
Table Talk
Page-Turners
Space Travel
Art & Culture
Tech/Big Deal
Goods & Gadgets
Person of Interest
Ask the Advisors
Travel Two Ways
Good Going
Traveler’s Tale
To Your Health
Long Weekend
Summer Camps for Grown-Ups
Perspective
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