The Amazing Antelope Canyon

Just east of Page on Navajo territory lies Antelope Canyon, a set of two incredible slot canyons.  Upper Antelope Canyon is above ground, while Lower Antelope Canyon looks like a large crack in the earth that visitors descend into using a set of narrow stairs.  We chose to go to Lower, as we heard that Upper was a bit more crowded and hectic.

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Lone Rock Campground

From the Grand Canyon, we headed north on Route 89 to Page, Arizona.  Page, a small town of about 7,000 people on the Arizona-Utah border, is in close proximity to several must-see attractions: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend.  While these sites are not as renowned as, say, the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park, they should not be missed on a trip to the region, especially because it doesn’t take too much time to thoroughly enjoy these unique land features.  Continue reading

JFK-ABQ

Last Thursday, Jolyn and I set off for our first major adventure of 2016.  It was our goal to visit a series of National Parks in the southwestern United States.  When planning a trip, we often overlook domestic travel in favor of foreign travel; experiencing something completely culturally new usually seems to appeal the most to us.  However, we felt like there was a big, beautiful part of the United States that we had missed out.   Continue reading