Grand Canyon, Arizona – one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the last pit stop on our desert adventure before heading back to the glitz of Las Vegas, Nevada. I have always yearned for a chance to visit the Grand Canyon for as long as I can remember, especially after watching the film National Lampoon’s Vacation and hoping to one day embark on a cross-country road trip myself.
Sedona, Arizona – If the two-hour scenic drive from Scottsdale up to this small rocky city was any indication of its startling beauty, then I knew we were in for a treat. On all of our trips in the past year, we prefer to explore the various places we visit by foot. And this was the case, nonetheless, as Sedona provides some of the most breathtaking views if you can hike up one of its many trails in Red Rock Country. Nonetheless, walking in unfamiliar areas will open your eyes to new tucked away gems and you are guaranteed to discover so much more.
Old Town of Scottsdale, Arizona – our first pit stop on this grand escapade through the desert. Okay, I will admit, as a planner, I was at first skeptical of the greater Phoenix area, better known as the home of megasprawl. Old town Scottsdale, however, was the quite opposite. We stayed a few mere blocks from old town and relied on walking to get us to all of our daily and nightly destinations.
On my most recent trip last week to Sin City, our first pit stop straight from the airport was not the Strip, but downtown Las Vegas for some old school glamour and new found bustling vitality. As written previously, there is much more to Las Vegas than the Strip.