Antelope Canyon is a singular and sacred place located in Page, Arizona. It’s a world-famous destination in its own right but also makes the perfect add-on destination to a Grand Canyon or Zion National Park road trip. When I started on my year of adventure, Antelope Canyon was high on my list of must-sees. I was drawn by the unique topography and sweeping red curves I’d seen in photos. I wanted to capture sunbeams shining in through the…

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It’s not often that you get to cross off two bucket list items with one stone, but that’s part of what makes Seabob Aruba so special. Most people go to Aruba to enjoy the 5-star resorts and lounge beachside for hours. While the hotel I stayed at was definitely inviting, I wanted to get out and see more than just my guest room. Specifically, I wanted to have an underwater adventure. If you too have mermaid dreams, or simply…

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I recently went on an epic 5-day roadtrip to Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. It was an incredible weekend filled with mountains, views and the opportunity to reconnect with nature, one of the goals for my year of adventure. The first stop, Zion National Park, was nothing short of amazing, though not exactly what I was expecting. The Narrows v. Angel’s Landing For the longest time I had been ogling videos…

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Aruba is nicknamed “One Happy Island,” and it’s not hard to see why. At just over 19 miles long and a mere 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, it’s a slice of paradise that’s full of quirky contradictions. As a territory of the Netherlands, Aruba has a surprising infusion of Dutch architecture and food. Guests sample these distinctly European elements amidst echoes of Spanish music while the heat on your skin reminds you that you’re in the tropics. The…

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I know this is shocking, but I like to travel solo. Sure my adventures for one initially began out of necessity, but over time they grew to be by choice.  I was no longer traveling by myself because I couldn’t find anyone to go with; I was traveling by myself because I enjoyed the pleasure of my own company.  As a single female in my late twenties, I used to fear being alone. Today, I…

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