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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Antelope Canyon is one of the most photographed locations in the world. With sweeping curves, sunbeams and sand showers, it looks like something out of a daydream. Naturally, it was a must-see on my mission to complete 12 trips in 12 months. Located in Lake Powell Tribal Park in Page, Arizona, you can only access this Navajo site with a designated guide. There are two canyons, Upper and Lower, but the photo tours and coveted sunbeam…

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There have are 14 World Wonders (7 old and 7 new) and somehow, for some reason, the Parthenon in Athens has been left off both lists. Considering this ancient city was built in the 5th Century B.C., that’s a major snub. Nevertheless, that which we call a world wonder by any other name is still as sweet, and there’s no denying that a visit to the Acropolis is a singular and awe-inspiring experience. Throughout the years, this holy…

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait, “The Last Supper,” is arguably the most influential work of art ever made. It’s right up there with his Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David. Entire books, conspiracy theories and countless tacky souvenirs have been inspired by this masterpiece. Those unfamiliar with the history of the painting might be surprised to know it’s not on canvas, but rather on the wall of a church located in Milan, Italy. Santa Maria Delle Grazie “The Last…

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Whitewater rafting is one of those things that sounds worse than it actually is. Maybe it’s because I took it easy and went during low tide, or maybe because I paid extra attention during the orientation session to be sure I wouldn’t die from this experience, but everything turned out to be a whole lot less anxiety inducing, and a whole lot more fun, than expected. Let’s start from the beginning. I found an amazing…

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