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Scottsdale has been crowned the West’s Most Western Town, but is the west best? That’s for you to find out, but I’m here to help with these unique things to do in Scottsdale, AZ! The city’s perfect year-round weather makes it easy to find things to do around Scottsdale, no matter the season. But what […]

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11 Best Sedona Sunrise & Sunset Hikes Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind

Sedona, Arizona, is an oasis for photographers, hikers, and explorers, full of vortexes, red rocks, and adventures. But you know what’s really amazing? Sedona sunsets and sunrises! As a hiker’s heaven, there are TONS of trails to explore (from difficult to easy Sedona hikes), but not all are ideal for sunset and sunrise. So let’s […]

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5 Incredible Ways to Experience Sedona in the Fall (Full Guide)

Fall in Sedona offers a magical experience. Why, you may wonder? Picture this: vibrant hues of orange, yellow, and crimson set against the backdrops of towering red rock cliffs, pleasant weather, and lots of things to do in Sedona, all at your disposal. What’s not to love? From exploring the best hiking trails to taking […]

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9 Amazing Sedona Wineries That’ll Make You Forget Napa Exists

If you haven’t heard yet, the charming Sedona is actually the epicenter of Arizona wine country. What does this mean for you? Trips to some of the best Sedona wineries are on the cards.  If not for tasting some of the country’s best wines, then go for the relaxing scenery and spirituous atmosphere. Sedona is already […]

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10 Top Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is a natural paradise and a top spot for travelers worldwide.  It has gorgeous and dramatic red rock formations, saguaro cacti across the desert landscape, and stunning creeks and canyons.  In Sedona, things to do aren’t far from reach, but you might be wondering where to start. If you aren’t into fitness, there are […]

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Is Sedona Worth Visiting? (& Why You Need To Go)

Sedona, Arizona, is a city that has captured the hearts and imaginations of travelers worldwide. Sedona is a unique destination known for its orangey-red rock formations, abundant spiritual energy, and many outdoor activities. But is it worth the trip?  If you’re not yet sold by what you’ve heard about Sedona, this guide offers a balanced […]

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4 Amazing Sedona Scenic Drives & Road Trip Ideas

If you’re traveling through Sedona, sightseeing by car is one of the best ways to take in the unique scenery, especially if you don’t have much time to explore.  Not only will these four routes provide you with exceptional and uninterrupted views of the landscape, but they also give access to key sites. Places like […]

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7-Day Sedona Itinerary: Ultimate Guide for a Week Trip

Towering red rocks, mystic vortexes, mesmerizing sunsets, and verdant forestry — sounds like something straight out of a fantasy book, right? Well, it’s all real, and it’s called Sedona, known for its stunning landscape, and it also happens to just be one of my favorite places in Arizona. I can’t be selfish and keep it […]

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8 Things to Do in Sedona That Aren’t Hiking But Just As Cool

Sedona is beloved for its gorgeous red rock formations, picturesque hiking trails, and its spiritual energy. While hiking trails may dominate the conversation, there are plenty of must-dos in Sedona beyond trekking through its majestic canyons and visiting its four vortexes.  From its vibrant arts scene to its museums, shops, cultural experiences, and outdoor adventures, […]

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7 Best Sedona, Arizona Spa Retreats

Looking to spoil yourself with luxurious spa treatments while staying among the magical vortexes and red rocks of Sedona? If that sounds like the ultimate escape, then consider one of these stunning Sedona, Arizona spa retreats.  While most resorts often provide spa and wellness facilities, only a few reign supreme in terms of world-class services […]

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