Soak up the sun while your baby boomer friends back home are shoveling snow, play a round of golf at one of North America’s top golf resorts or relax with a Sonoran soother spa treatment. Want to do this for free? Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has teamed up with My Itchy Travel Feet to offer a special prize package for Passports With Purpose.
Last week, I told our baby boomer readers about the special group of travel bloggers and travel industry professionals who are raising $50,000 to build a village in India. A donation of $10 enters you to win a two-night stay in one of the Four Season’s luxurious casita guest room accommodations, prize valued at $1,050.00. (Disclaimer: the round of golf and spa treatment are on you). Or, boomers can choose from a variety of other great prizes.
Let me tell you more about Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The property is located in the foothills of Scottsdale’s Pinnacle Peak, offering views of craggy spires, lush Sonoran desert vegetation and the romantic glow of city lights once the Arizona sun goes down. What’s an active baby boomer to do? How about tennis on one of two lighted courts, golf at Troon North Golf Club’s courses – The Pinnacle or The Monument, or a desert preservation hike up Pinnacle Peak? If that’s not enough excitement for you, check out the Four Seasons Resort’s new adventure package:
“In partnership with Arizona Outback Adventures, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale unveils a series of new adventure programs for 2010. Choices include the “Hike and Kayak” package, where guests can explore some of the most dazzling views around the Salt River, from both the trail and the water. Or, embark on a Grand Canyon “Fly and Hike,” and enjoy a narrated flight to the Grand Canyon aboard a Cessna aircraft as well as a picturesque ascent to the Rim. The “Downhill Dash” takes participants on an exciting downhill ride on a high-performance mountain bike through McDowell Mountain Regional Park, ending near Fort McDowell Indian Reservation. For adventurous hikers, the “McDowell High Traverse” takes climbers on a rigorous one-way trek through the western shoulders of the McDowell Mountains, beginning at the Gateway Visitor Center. The Resort’s youngest guests also can take part in the “Kid’s Kayak” on the Salt River, experiencing different aspects of river kayaking, from calm currents to quick, shallow rapids.”
And, of course, boomers will find luxurious accommodations when it’s time to rest and relax. Although Alan and I haven’t had the pleasure of staying at Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort at Troon North (we’ll be fixing that real soon), our boomer friends David and Carol Porter of the Roaming Boomers reported on their Four Seasons experience, including a video with excellent photos. Be sure to take a look.
My Itchy Travel Feet is excited to be hosting such a great prize at Passports With Purpose. Alan and I hope you’ll click right over to enter. The real winners are the members of the Dalit (untouchables) caste who will live in the village that we’re building.
Also, a big thanks to the sponsors at Passports With Purpose. Do you see the widget in our sidebar? We’ve already raised $34,000 thanks to major support from: BootsnAll, LiveMocha, Round the World with Us, HomeAway, Traveller’s Point, Hostelling International, Quintess, TravelPost, and Uptake.
Have you stayed at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North? Post a comment to tell us about your experience. Personally, I think their Home Away From Home package would be fun to experience over the holidays. Of course I’d want to book a Sonoran Soother massage treatment as my holiday stress reliever.
Photos courtesy Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Troon North.