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Volume 2 Issue 4 | Summer 2017

Exploring Beautiful

Sedona, Arizona

Create a Plan for Crisis

Get Spiritual in Sedona Royal Relocation:

Butterflies On the Move

Weather Through Unexpected Events


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Relocate! Magazine RelocateMag.us Publisher: Angela J. Willard relocate@publishinparadise. com

On the cover: The sunlight shines through Sedona, Arizona at the Red Rock Canyon.

With summer comes an enhanced awareness of the possibility of impending danger. Depending on what part of the country you are in, your area may be gearing up for high alert for hurricanes, major floods, mud/land slides, rapidly burning forest fires, and other disasters as our Earth endures growing pains. And besides the natural disasters that are sure to come, we also are more aware of the man-made emergencies that seem to be plaguing our country as of late. It’s all over the news and social media. People are destroying people. We could learn something from the butterflies and other creatures of the earth as we watch their patterns of migration year-by-year. For them, relocation is a must in order to survive. And for some of us, it is the same, but we don’t always recognize it before it is too late and disaster strikes. We need to be connected to our Earth and watch the signs so we too know when it is time to leave our home and relocate to another part of the country, for our survival.

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Departments Explore our Country 11 Exploring Sedona, Arizona 12

What To Do in Sedona

15 Get Spiritual in Sedona 26 Between A Rock and a Hard Place: Arizona State Parks

Preparedness 5

Weather Through Unexpected Events

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Create a Plan for Crisis

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Severe Storm Prep

On the Move 7 Royal Relocation: Butterflies On the Move 20 Relocate! Reviews products for those of us who are on the move!

A special THANK YOU goes out to the SEDONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & TOURISM BUREAU – Relocate!

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Weather Through Unexpected Events

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s temperatures heat up across the country, it's a reminder that severe weather–thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes–can strike at any time. When these unexpected situations occur, there are time-sensitive needs before and after them. A few simple steps and tips, such as tapping into local resources and businesses efficiently in an effort to regroup, can go a long way toward ensuring you and your family navigate these situations quickly, safely and deftly.

In Preparation ● Create an emergency plan. Talk through possible scenarios and how to respond with your entire family. For

example, if a severe thunderstorm occurs, who is responsible for securing outdoor items like lawn chairs and who will grab flashlights in case the power fails? Or if there's a tornado, where's the safest place in the house to hunker down? Once you answer these important questions, practice and fine tune your plan. ● Keep close tabs on emerging weather situations. This improves the likelihood that you are aware and able to take steps to protect your loved ones and possessions before a storm. There are numerous apps that provide emergency alerts, and adding these to

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your smart-phone takes just a few minutes. ● Consider special needs. If you have circumstances that would create an extreme hardship in a power outage or other storm-related incident, gather materials to minimize the impact. For example, a cooler may be necessary to keep medications chilled. Also remember to keep a supply of nonperishable food items available, and consider other necessities like access to toilets during an extended sheltering period.

Post-event Checklist ● Check for damage. Once the threat has passed, assessing the damage is a crucial next step. It's important to know whether your home, vehicles or other property and belongings have been damaged or destroyed. Take photos and write down as much detail as possible, including when and how the damage occurred. It's also a good idea to gather documentation related to damaged items, such as appraisals and insurance policies.

● Take advantage of local resources. Assessing the damage early allows you to quickly contact professionals who can help, whether it's a roof repair company, water damage experts or anything in between. Knowing whom to trust and use as a service provider can be challenging, but to help consumers find businesses that meet their needs, YP, The Real Yellow Pages(r) works closely with local businesses to ensure their information is correct, complete and consistent online and in print. In addition, the information found in search results on yellowpages.com and via the YP app is tailored to help consumers find local businesses, saving precious time, which is critical following a storm.

To find more information about what local businesses are near you and ready to help, visit yellowpages.com.

Source: YP, The Real Yellow Pages | Family Features

* Contact friends and family. Don't forget to let friends and family know you're OK. If they're local and may have also been impacted, it's important to verify their safety once yours is ensured and work with them to clean up as best as you can.

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Royal Relocation

The annual monarch butterfly journey

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e can learn something from the monarchs of the skies. For some people, relocating may be out of a desire to be in a warmer climate, or maybe out of necessity in order to survive. Every year, monarch butterflies embark on a 3,000-mile migration across North America. This feat of endurance lasts eight months, spans three countries and captivates people worldwide. These graceful pollinators rely on milkweed for feeding and reproduction, but over the last decade, a reduction of milkweed habitats has occurred along the butterflies' flight path. The decline of any species can be a threat to natural diversity.

When the weather starts to warm each year, monarchs make their way north from Mexico to begin breeding. Upon arriving in Texas, the butterflies begin to lay eggs on milkweed. Milkweed is the sole food source for monarch larvae, more commonly known as caterpillars. As milkweed plantings have diminished, so has the monarch population. Environmentalists and butterfly lovers have taken notice of the monarchs' dwindling numbers. BASF, a company that serves farmers and agricultural customers, launched Living Acres in 2015. Living Acres is a research initiative designed to help farmers establish milkweed beds in non-cropland areas.

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"The goal is to raise awareness about the important role milkweed plays in the monarch life cycle," said Laura Vance, biology team lead, BASF. "We also want to make milkweed planting easier by researching the most efficient ways to raise it and then offer that knowledge to growers nationwide." Farmers and landowners can play an important role in helping increase monarch populations simply by starting a milkweed garden. With employee-tended monarch gardens, BASF is also sustaining butterflies at its manufacturing sites. The gardens are tended to ensure the milkweed is healthy and ready for the arrival of monarchs. As summer approaches, caterpillars begin their metamorphoses, hatching and transforming into vivid orange and black butterflies. "If you have milkweed planted somewhere in your yard, be sure to keep an eye out for those mesmerizing monarchs," Vance said. "You just never know when one might flutter by."

Minnesota. Legislators implemented a federal plan to create habitable space along highways for monarchs by planting milkweed in ditches. This initiative offers food and shelter for weary butterflies and provides nursery sites for monarch eggs. Monarchs then begin winging their way south to the oyamel fir forests of Mexico. They spend their winters there, crowded together on the tree branches for warmth, which can appear to transform the trees into blazing orange clouds. When warm weather returns the following year, monarchs resume their migration northward and continue the cycle of breeding the next monarch generation. Establishing your own milkweed habitat is a great way to get involved and make an impact on the continued reign of the monarch butterfly. For planting tips, visit Living Acres at Facebook.com/BASFLivingAcres.

Source: BASF | Family Features

Once mature, the monarchs continue their journey northward, passing over cool valleys and prairieland. Monarchs look for resting places in open plains, often settling in beds of milkweed. Prime milkweed habitats include areas alongside cornfields, gardens, playgrounds and rural roadsides. Some of the most popular flight paths include the Corn Belt and Interstate 35, a corridor that runs from Texas to

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2. Peruse the local arts by enjoying art walks and more than 80 art galleries 3. Enjoy a wine tasting with wine made in Verde Valley 4. Pamper yourself at one of many of the local spas 5. Golf at one of the many 18-hole golf courses 6. Visit the Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments 7. Visit the Jordan Historical Park & many of the area state parks 8. View over 100 petroglyphs at the V Bar V Cultural Site 9. Go shopping at Hillside Sedona 10. Enjoy a frosty glass of an Award-winning Micro Beer at Oak Creek Brewery & Grill 11. Explore Sedona by air in a hot-air balloon 12. Take your pups to the local dog park 13. Visit the Africa Wildlife Park Find more things to do in Sedona by visiting visitsedona.com/what-to-do/100things-to-do/ Courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau visitsedona.com 12 | Relocate! Magazine | Summer 2017 | Š 2017 Publish In Paradise | RelocateMag.us


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Get a different perspective and connect spiritually at The Chapel of The Holy Cross or at one of the many other spiritual places in Sedona, Arizona, including the beautiful wilderness or even the desert.

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edona, Arizona and spirituality go hand-in-hand. If you’re looking for a place to connect spiritually, Sedona, has been designated by USA Today as America’s most beautiful city and many also consider Sedona the U.S.’s premier destination for spiritual vacationing. Getaways have always been about rest and renewal. Now many travelers seek the additional benefit of spiritual reinspiration. People of all faiths have long found those effects in Sedona.

Sedona has often been called an open air cathedral. The majestic red rock scenery and year round evergreen vegetation have tangible regenerative power. Sedona’s spectacular trails and overlooks provide numerous opportunities for inspiration, prayer, and contemplation. Within minutes visitors can go from the wonders of wilderness to the awe inspiring vision of a soaring chapel built into the red rocks. The deep harmony of nature awaits hikers of the West Fork Trail. As it weaves along

Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, AZ. By Adam Baker from Houston / Moscow / Toulouse via Wikimedia Commons 18 | Relocate! Magazine | Summer 2017 | © 2017 Publish In Paradise | RelocateMag.us


the west fork of Oak Creek, more species of vegetation abound than in any other location in Arizona. From the benches at the Chapel of the Holy Cross you can feel your Soul soar out to the magnificent red/orange vistas of Cathedral, Courthouse, and Bell Rocks. Internationally known for the uplifting power of it’s Vortex meditation sites, Sedona also offers the full range of spiritual explorations and metaphysical services. A wide range of readers, healers and spiritual guides are easily accessible to Sedona visitors. A five to fifteen minute drive can connect the seeker with a variety of metaphysical bookstores and centers where spiritually based massage, readings, and other services are all available. What makes Sedona additionally unique is that most of its Vortex meditation and prayer sites are interwoven with the real world of a small town. As a result, seekers get insights for truly living their spirituality in their daily life. Rather than having to escape from civilization to find peace, visitors discover that Sedona’s splendor gives them a sense of awe and harmony they can carry home with them. The wide range of hotel, RV, and camping options in Sedona makes visiting affordable for all budgets. Travelers can find accommodations ranging from economy to the finest of luxury resorts. Dining selections are similarly diverse. With choices from ranging fast food chains to health food deli’s; Mom and Pop ethnic restaurants to gourmet cuisine, no palate will go unsatisfied.

The Devil's Kitchen sinkhole in Sedona, Arizona. The giant rock in the center is called the Grand Piano. By SeanMD80 - via Wikimedia Commons

It is said that taking a vacation in Sedona will touch your Soul for years to come, so why not relocate to spiritual Sedona so you never have to leave. Learn more about visitsedona.com

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Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve life- altering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling these frightening situations in a proper manner. Following these tips can help you be ready for emergency scenarios. Understand potential threats. The starting point for building a preparedness plan is knowing what to prepare for depending on

your geographical region, time of year and many other factors. For example, some families may need to be ready for an earthquake while people thousands of miles away need to think about the possibility of tornadoes. Communication is key. Put into place a family communication plan that everyone frequently reviews for understanding. Knowing where to be, where your family members are and what everyone needs to do can be the difference between thinking clearly and making poor decisions. This also includes making certain that all family


members have important phone numbers written down, saved or memorized.

be stored in a fire-proof safe in an easily accessible area of the home.

Create a kit. What belongs in your emergency kit depends largely on the scenario you’re preparing for, but regardless of the situation, having the necessary supplies in one place can come in handy. Material items like flashlights, batteries, cell phone chargers, extra cash, maps, blankets and medical supplies are nearly universal in their usefulness for emergencies. Adding a similar emergency kit to your car could be useful, as well.

Stay informed. When it appears that an emergency could be looming, such as a severe weather situation, make sure to turn on a TV for news updates or a weather radio to stay in tune with your surroundings. Finding information online with a laptop or cell phone can be helpful as well, but make sure to keep devices charged in case of a power outage.

Prepare nutrition. Keep a ready supply of non-perishable snacks and drinks. If you were to lose power, you’ll want to avoid opening the refrigerator, which releases trapped cold air and reduces the amount of time food will store safely without spoiling. After most perishables are exposed to temperatures over 40 F for two hours, you’ll need to discard them, though a full, sealed freezer can hold its temperature for up to 48 hours.

While disasters and the emergencies that accompany them can be difficult to think about, planning for them is one of the best ways to keep your family safe. Find more emergency preparedness tips at eLivingToday.com.

Courtesy of Family Features

Learn safety practices. All members of the family can learn how to administer first-aid or CPR in case of a health emergency or a situation that requires quick medical attention. Emergencies can easily go from bad to worse without proper training. Store important documents. Keeping important paperwork and documents in a secure, accessible location is vital in case of an emergency that would cause evacuation. Birth certificates, insurance policies, deeds and titles, plus any other financial documents could make an evacuation, short-term or long-term, that much easier to handle. Ideally, they should Relocate! Magazine | Summer 2017 | © 2017 Publish In Paradise | RelocateMag.us | 23


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torm season may bring welcome rain, but some storms are strong enough to pack a dangerous punch. Planning ahead for this year’s wicked weather can help ensure you’re ready to weather whatever Mother Nature throws at you. Make sure your family is ready for bad weather and potential power loss with these tips: 1. Ensure there is a working flashlight in every room, so you can safely navigate no matter what time of day the power fails or where you are. Check the battery terminals for any signs of damage or corrosion, and replace old batteries to give you the fullest charge possible. Also invest in a quality lantern or two, so if you have to hunker down for a while, you can do so with the comfort of some far-reaching light. After all, reading or playing board games is no fun by flashlight. 2. If you have advance warning of a coming storm, unplug devices that are especially susceptible to power- related damage, such as TVs and computers. In the event of storms that crop up suddenly or while you’re away from home, it’s best to keep major electronics like TVs, computers and printers plugged into a surge protector to prevent damage from flickering power or a surge when the power is restored.

3. Add a backup power source. Portable generators can provide essential power during a sustained power outage. An option like the Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator delivers plenty of power to keep essential appliances and electronics running for up to 14 hours on a single tank of gas. The quiet, lightweight generator has four GFCI 120V-20A outlets, one120V-240V locking outlet and two USB outlets for flexibility to power whatever you need most. Learn more at and visit briggsandstratton.com TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com to learn more about safely operating a portable generator. 4. During a storm, keep the family together in one safe location. That way you can quickly communicate if you need to make an abrupt change, such as taking more protective cover. It also minimizes the possibility of injury from making your way through the home in the dark trying to locate family members. Severe seasonal storms are the norm across many parts of the country. Planning ahead for potential problems, like power outages, can help ensure you weather the storm safely. Courtesy of Family Features

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For More Information on Relocating to Sedona, AZ Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau visitsedona.com/relocating-tosedona

Arizona Travel-Sedona www.sedona.net

Rotary Club of Sedona www.sedonarotary.org

City of Sedona, Arizona www.sedonaaz.gov

Sedona Events Alliance www.sedonaeventsalliance.org

Sedona Main Street Program www.sedonamainstreet.com

Gateway to Sedona www.gatewaytosedona.com

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Between A Rock and a Hard Place is Magnificent Sedona resulted in a non-profit foundation that purchased the land.

Slide Rock is America’s favorite Arizona State Park, providing a natural water slide that invites everyone to be a kid again. Carved by the cascading waters of Oak Creek, the smooth sloping ledges curve downstream, carrying even the most resistant along in the current. Pools for swimming abound and trout fishing enthusiasts can wet their lines. Shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores along the canyon walls, hikers can explore the trails, and the less athletic can relax at picnic tables in the meadow. Slide Rock exists as a State Park because of the personal experiences of Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration. As a child, his Flagstaff family visited friends in Sedona to picnic and splash down the magical rock slides. In 1981, then-Arizona Governor Babbitt wanted to share those memories with his young son. The return visit, however, revealed that years of public misuse had taken its toll on the property. He was appalled and immediately initiated steps that would restore the original beauty of this setting. His appointed task force

The 53-acre park was originally homesteaded by farmers in the late 1800s. Frank Pendley, one of the earliest landholders, was the first to successfully grow apples. His irrigation ditch, dug in 1912, still serves the orchards that flourish today. Several original structures, recently refurbished, remain in the park. They were used as sets for the 1953 film “Gun Fury” which starred Rock Hudson and Donna Reed. In June of 1985, Bruce Babbitt stood where he had once played and dedicated the site to the State of Arizona. “This State Park will be developed in a manner that will honor some extraordinary pioneers.” he told the gathering, which included some proud descendants of Frank Pendley.

Sedona’s newest park, Red Rock State Park, was dedicated in 1991. With a mission of preserving the riparian habitat along Oak Creek, it offers an

A colorful sunset over rocks in Sedona, Arizona. By A125125125 via Wikimedia Commons

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environmental information center as well as wonderful locations for hiking, biking, birding and fishing. The 286 acres were originally part of the “Smoke Trail Ranch” owned by Jack and Helen Frye. Jack Frye, then president of TWA, purchased the land in 1941 to develop into their vacation retreat, and, in 1946, he started construction. Using stone, rock and timber from the area, the house resembled a pueblo. Much of it was built by the Yavapai-Apache Indians, who camped along the creek. The smoke from their fires led to the name “House of Apache Fire.” The park affords three main trails designed to appeal to every energy level. The Smoke Trail follows the creek and is an easy half mile through the lush wooded area. The

Apache Fire Trail of 1.7 miles includes the Frye property, and the almost two-mile Eagle’s Nest Overlook Trail offers spectacular views, as the name promises. Protecting the ecosystem of the area requires unique rules. Swimming and wading are prohibited. There is no overnight camping, and visitors must remain on designated trails and roadways, and pack out what they bring in. Sedona offers an abundance of hiking trails and photo opportunities, but you would be missing some of the best if you didn’t take time for these two magical, natural preserves. Courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau visitsedona.com

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In this issue: Exploring Sedona, Arizona, What To Do in Sedona; Get Spiritual in Sedona; Between A Rock and a Hard Place: Arizona State Park...

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