Photo of the Week: Grand Canyon

IMG_3629Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring in its vastness and has long been considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  On a clear day you can see sweeping views that stretch out for hundreds of miles in all directions.

The Grand Canyon has always been on my bucket list, so when we were in Vegas for a week in February, we decided to rent a car and drive to Arizona.  What I didn’t know was that Arizona can get quite cold in the middle of winter.  For some reason, I thought it would always be hot there. Shows how much I know.  

Along the road, snow accumulated as we drove further up in elevation.  We were not prepared and were not dressed properly for the colder temperatures.  So in the end, we drove for 4 hours, ran out of the car for a quick look at the canyon and hurried back inside, away from the biting wind at the rim.  We will have to return another time for a hike down to the bottom of the canyon.  

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Places I Want to Go: Wave Canyon


Photo Credits: Mateusz Pitak [via]

Susan Sontag said it best when she said “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list“. And one of the places on my list is Wave Canyon, located near the Utah-Arizona border in Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona. This sandstone rock formation looks so surreal and out of this world, it’s not hard to imagine it as a backdrop in a sci-fi movie. From the vibrant colors to the fluid lines, this place is a photographer’s dream. It is worthy to note that access to the hike is difficult to obtain, so if you want to go, make sure you plan ahead.