Arizona

The Perfect 1 to 2 Days in Saguaro National Park Itinerary

Beautiful Saguaro National Park

Planning a Saguaro National Park itinerary is never a bad idea as it is a desert hiker’s paradise and a great place to visit in the winter when you are in desperate need of some sunshine and outdoor adventure. There are many things to do in this incredible natural area, namely the 165 miles of hiking trails to view the Sonoran Desert’s most iconic plant: the giant saguaro. Whether you’re … Read More

The Essential Guide to Visiting Sedona in Winter

Sedona covered in snow

There is no bad time of year to head to the charming city in northern Arizona known for its red rocks and New Age vibes, but visiting Sedona in winter can be an excellent way to beat the crowds and see a different perspective of this popular tourist spot. Though many associate the state of Arizona with heat and arid desert temperatures, Sedona is a place that very much experiences … Read More

10 Best Stops on the Phoenix to Sedona Drive

Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Phoenix to Sedona drive is incredibly scenic, with a lot of great places to stop and explore on the way there. From ancient archeological sites to wildlife to spiritual sites, there is something for everyone on the road to Sedona. Sedona is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Arizona. Some people say there is a mystical energy in this town surrounded by gorgeous red rock formations; … Read More

10 Best Stops on a Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Road Trip

Hoover Dam - one of the highlights of driving from Vegas to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited National Parks in the country, and chances are that you will drive there from Las Vegas, a classic desert road trip. You might think the only place worth stopping is the Hoover Dam, but there are many unique places to check out on your Las Vegas to Grand Canyon road trip. Historic Route 66 is right on this route if you … Read More

8 Best Stops on the Phoenix to Grand Canyon Drive

Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

Many trips to Arizona will include a Phoenix to Grand Canyon drive and there are few better routes to take in this southwestern state than from the capital city up to one of the most spectacular natural monuments in the entire world. And though the Grand Canyon is reachable in about four hours direct from Phoenix and doable as a (very long!) day trip, there is so much to see … Read More

10 Best Stops on a Zion to Grand Canyon Road Trip

Horseshoe Bend - a highlight of driving from Zion to the Grand Canyon

Zion and the Grand Canyon are two iconic national parks tourists like to visit in one trip through the desert Southwest. On your Zion to Grand Canyon road trip, you’ll also see some of the most beautiful sites in all of southern Utah and northern Arizona. There is a reason you’ll see tourists from all over the world at these sites: they have a natural wonder that is unmatched. Make … Read More

13 Best Stops on the Denver to Phoenix Drive

Stunning Arches National Park is a must visit when driving from Las Vegas to Denver

Planning a Denver to Phoenix drive (or Phoenix to Denver drive) is one of the best ways to see the highlights of the American Southwest while hitting the open road. Though only spanning a small corner of the United States, there is so much diversity in the landscape and natural sites that you’re sure to be amazed at just how beautiful this region is. Going from the heights of the … Read More

5-Day Arizona Itinerary: Phoenix to Sedona to Grand Canyon

The beautiful red rocks of Sedona

Arizona is one of the most visited states in the entirety of the USA, coming in at number eight out of fifty, so it’s no surprise that you’re looking for the perfect Arizona itinerary. Boasting mild weather (outside of the summer months), ample activities, and some of the most diverse landscapes in the country. And though I grew up in the capital of Phoenix, it wasn’t until I returned with … Read More