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Day Trips from Scottsdale AZ

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Scottsdale, Arizona, 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 Scottsdale. Like what doesn’t this place have to offer? Okay, maybe, generally speaking, not […]

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Hiking Bell Rock Vortex Sedona, AZ (Ultimate Trail Guide)

Of all the vortexes you can visit in Sedona, Bell Rock should be among the top of your list, for sure. Bell Rock Vortex got its name from the red rock formation’s unique bell shape. But you probably could’ve guessed that, huh? You might not know, though, that this Sedona gem is an amazing sunset […]

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Complete Guide to Airport Mesa Vortex Sedona (Maps Included)

Airport Mesa Vortex in Sedona, AZ, is one of the area’s most accessible vortexes AND just so happens to be an amazing place to watch the sunset in Sedona. When you get there, you’ll be embraced with a giant hug of vortex energy and have a view of epic rock formations like Thunder Mountain and […]

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Hiking Sugarloaf Trail Sedona: Most Underrated & Beautiful Hike

Gosh, I’ve been to Sedona more times than I can count, but why I NEVER hiked up Sugarloaf Mountain until now is beyond me. Sugarloaf Trail Sedona has to be one of the most underrated hikes in the area. I mean it! Yes, Sedona is where you’ll find epic places like Cathedral Rock Vortex and […]

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Hiking Bear Mountain Trail: A Majestic Sedona Summit

Hiking Bear Mountain Trail Sedona is a real treat. Yes, this hike is a bit more strenuous than other Sedona trails, but the views are extraordinary.  As a matter of fact, on a clear morning, you can witness the first hot air balloons in flight over Sedona.  Talk about a way to see the sunrise! […]

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Solider Pass Trail Sedona, AZ: Ultimate Guide to this Epic Hike

Soldier Pass Trail in Sedona, AZ, is a classic! It’s known for popular landmarks like Devil’s Kitchen and Seven Sacred Pools. The famous sinkhole and natural pools are visited by millions each year because they’re unique to the trail. But do you know what else you can find on Soldier Pass Trail? A secret cave—what? […]

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Birthing Cave Hike Sedona, AZ – How to Get There + Map

Famous for its iconic teardrop shape and sacred (oooooh) powers, visitors near and far visit Birthing Cave in Sedona, Arizona, to marvel at its existence. Believe it or not, this cave used to be relatively hush-hush and hard to find. As a result, it was primarily visited by locals! But over time, the Birthing Cave […]

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9 Best Sedona Vacation Rentals: Cabins, Girls Trip, Luxury, Views & More

While Sedona, Arizona is abundant with enchanting hotels and spa resorts, sometimes we’re looking for a home away from home. You know, a place we can come back to after a long day of hiking and chill in our own personal hot tub, watch a movie, or cook some dinner. Well, folks, I’m happy to […]

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Sedona Travel Guide for First Timers

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Sedona Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Book Your Trip

Sedona is MAGICAL—I imagine you’ve heard the rumors. As a first-timer, you’re probably looking forward to visiting this desert oasis so you can explore or bask in vortex energy all day, but you want some help putting it all together into an epic vacation. So, in this Sedona travel guide, we’ll cover all the must-knows […]

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Sedona 3 Day Itinerary

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Ultimate 3 Days in Sedona, AZ Itinerary for an Unforgettable Trip

With its red rocks, vortexes, and OOF don’t get me started on those *magical* cotton candy sunsets, Sedona is quite frankly my favorite place in Arizona. If you’re heading there for the first time, 3 days in Sedona is the perfect amount of time to see all the above and then some. Seriously, though, once […]

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