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There’s nowhere in the world like our desert home, whose warmth and beauty keep visitors returning year after year. Find out about Tucson events, attractions and discoveries to help you make the most of your stay here at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.

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The History of Christmas Gingerbread Houses

Posted on November 7, 2012

Did you ever wonder where the gingerbread house tradition came from? Sure, it was popularized in the famous Brothers Grimm “Hansel and Gretel” fable, in which the witch’s name, Frau Pfefferkuchenhaus, is derived from the earliest form of gingerbread from Franconian monks (Pfefferkuchen, which literally translates to “pepper bread”) and the German word for house (haus). Gingerbread is also known as Lebkuchen, whose word origin isn’t clear. The German city of Nürnberg, called Nuremberg outside of Germany, is famous for its gingerbread. In fact, the oldest known recipe for gingerbread, written in the 16th century, is housed in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (German National Museum) in Nürnberg. The city likely developed its taste for gingerbread thanks to its location along ancient trading and spice routes.

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The Sonoran Desert is ready for you and its close-up!

Posted on October 3, 2012

Now that the desert heat is cooling down, the Sonoran Desert becomes a haven for nature lovers from all over the world. October is a great month to visit Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa. During the day, you can hike or play tennis to your heart’s content under vividly blue skies and at night, stroll beneath a dazzling canopy of sparkling stars. If you didn’t know it already, Arizona is famous for its sunsets with streaks and puffs of purple, orange, red, white, blue and yellow challenging most of us mere mortals to describe the beauty in words.

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