Wanderlust Wednesday #14

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by again this week. I honestly cannot believe I’ve been blogging for about 4 months now. Consistently too, considering the fact that school would like to suck my life away. It’s definitely been a long time coming (I know most people say this, but it’s TRUE) and I can’t wait to grow and put out more interesting content for you all.

Recently I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with travel plans as 2017 is about to be a busy year. But if my days are busy because of travel, I’ll take it. I’ll take it 100 times over.

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls – Anaïs Nin.

Now that we’re done with that speech that no one requested, haha; let’s get into today’s post.

Recently I’ve been thinking of doing a mini-tour of the United States. My plan is to visit a couple of cities every year and hopefully visit all 50! Yes, that includes you Alaska. I see you.

My first stop and somewhere that has been on my mind for over a year now is the state of Arizona.

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Cathedral Rock, Winter Storm, 2011. Shot by John Fowler

See + Do

1) Watch the sunset over the red rocks at Cathedral Rock.

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Sunset over Cathedral Rock by Ken Thomas

2) Visit the Grand Canyon: I’m still trying to decide if I want to do this on land or in a helicopter. The latter is probably really expensive so I think via land will suffice.

Grand Canyon National Park Cloud Inversion: November 29, 2013
Grand Canyon by Erin Whittaker
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Desert View Watchtower by Grand Canyon National Park

3) Stroll through Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. I’m not much of a shopper when I’m traveling, but this village looks way too cute to pass up. I see myself spending more time looking around than buying anything. Looks like a hacienda straight out of a Spanish telenovela.

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Tlaquepaque arts and crafts village shot by  Graeme Maclean

4) Slide Rock State Park: Wait, this place has rocks I can slide off of? It’s like a water park without the plastic and engineering. I know the heat in AZ can be wild so sign me up!

5) I won’t ever forget my foodies, so number 5 is for all of us. I’m thinking Latin American cuisine? I keep hearing about an Elote Cafe that serves up amazing traditional Mexican cuisine. To add to it, you can watch the sunset over Sedona’s iconic red rocks here too. I’d say that’s win-win!

A trip to Sedona seems like it would be filled with lots of walking and breathtaking views. If you’re a local or have taken a trip to Sedona, please comment below to let me know what else to get up to!

Thank you to Lonely Planet and U.S news for ideas

Keep dreaming + thank you for reading!

Any stock photos without credit culled from Google Images. 


same footprints, different sands

One Comment Add yours

  1. All awesome choices! Arizona has so much to offer.

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