White Christmas in Arizona


Dreaming of a white Christmas but not a fan of the cold? Get the best of both worlds with a festive trip to Phoenix, Arizona. The desert city is a favourite choice for winter sun-seekers, who flock here to bask in balmy 24C daytime temperatures.

And the Christmas connection? It was here that the composer Irving Berlin penned his classic song, ‘White Christmas’, whose release by Bing Crosby became the biggest-selling single of all time. The song was written while Berlin was a resident at the Arizona Biltmore, a historic hotel (now a Waldorf Astoria, see photos) that was favoured by Marilyn Monroe.

Enjoy a sunshine winter break right here in this storied hotel from £1,595pp, to include flights (from London, Manchester or Glasgow) and seven nights’ accommodation (room-only).

Price valid until March 2019. Call 0800 316 0194 or visit www.bon-voyage.co.uk

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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