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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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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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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If you’re heading to Machu Picchu to knock a World Wonder off your bucket list, you can’t leave without seeing some of the amazing sites in the surrounding Sacred Valley. 1) Ollantaytambo With more than 200 steps, this archeological site is not for the faint of heart. Formerly an Incan fortress, today guests can visit the Temple of the Sun at the top and stop by the Magic Fountain on the way back down, where the flow of…

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