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It’s true: Sedona is magical as heck, and it isn’t short of beautiful red rocks, vistas, restaurants, hotels. I mean, gosh, the whole damn place is gorgeous! Which probably leaves you wondering, what are the most Instagrammable places in Sedona? Because if we haven’t posted about it, we weren’t there, right? HA. Kidding. But I […]

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ULTIMATE Guide: Edge of the World Flagstaff + Jenga Rocks Sedona, AZ

Arizona’s diverse landscape offers a plethora of breathtaking destinations, and the Edge of the World Flagstaff and Jenga Rocks Sedona (AKA East Pocket) is one such hidden gem. Tucked away in the Coconino National Forest, this remote area will leave you spellbound with its stunning vistas, unique geological features, and serene atmosphere. In this comprehensive […]

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How to Spend One AMAZING Day in Sedona Itinerary

Sedona, Arizona, is a mystical and enchanting destination among famous red rocks and without a doubt, a one day in Sedona itinerary needs to be on your bucket list. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and ample opportunities for outdoor adventure, Sedona is the perfect place for a one-day getaway. In this comprehensive guide, […]

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Day Trips from Scottsdale AZ

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19 AMAZING Day Trips from Scottsdale, AZ You Need

Looking for the best day trips from Scottsdale, Arizona? Not surprised because Scottsdale never ceases to amaze me. There’s cactus (duh), world-class resorts, MOUNTAINS — I mean, no wonder it’s coined, “The West’s Most Western Town.” And guess what? Red rocks, SNOW, urban sprawl, and national parks are all quick day trips from the city. […]

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12 AMAZING Things To Do In Old Town Scottsdale ASAP

Old Town Scottsdale is the center area of Scottsdale, Arizona. This space is also known as Downtown, but because of the historic element of its streets and buildings, it’s been rebranded. Old Town is where you’ll find Scottsdale’s heart — from its artistic flair to its Western culture and everything in between.  I’ve been living in […]

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14 Hikes in the Superstition Mountains, AZ with Amazing Views

Arizona’s Superstition Mountains are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering awe-inspiring landscapes, unrivaled natural beauty, and a wealth of history and folklore. The best part? They’re in the Phoenix area so you don’t have to go too far to enjoy these! In this all-encompassing guide, we’ll uncover the best hikes in the Superstition Mountains, AZ, […]

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Utah Mighty 5 and Grand Canyon Itinerary: Ultimate Road Trip

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Utah Mighty 5 and Grand Canyon Itinerary: ULTIMATE Road Trip

Picture this: a red-rock wonderland dotted with dancing hoodoos, mesmerizing slot canyons, and countless natural arches that capture the perfect sunsets. Utah has quite the charm that largely attracts eager outdoor enthusiasts like hikers and rock climbers from all across the U.S. That’s why Utah’s national parks rank among the most visited recreation destinations in […]

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Sedona’s 4 Most Popular Vortexes RANKED Best to Worst

Sedona’s landscape is visually stunning and a spiritual haven, home to several renowned vortexes – areas where energy is believed to be especially concentrated.  In this blog, we delve into Sedona’s most popular vortexes ranked best to worst.  Each offers a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual energy, and I have been to all […]

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Scottsdale Food Guide, AZ — All The Best Places To Eat

Scottsdale, Arizona, oh how you’ve captured my culinary heart! With a food scene as vibrant and diverse as the stunning desert landscapes surrounding the city, Scottsdale deserves its own moment in the foodie spotlight.  This ultimate guide is full of my recommendations on where to eat in Scottsdale, whether you’re a first-time visitor or new […]

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36 Hours in Scottsdale: Weekend Itinerary & Travel Guide

Luxurious resorts, spas, world-class golf courses, towering saguaros, and rugged cliffs define Scottsdale in a nutshell. But there’s more to this city than what meets the eye. With this 36-hour itinerary, you’ll get the best of both worlds, from famous attractions to unique hidden gems — coming from someone who has lived in Scottsdale for […]

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