PAGE, AZ - A GUIDE TO HELP PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP!

Jeffrey and I turned 24 this year and we wanted to celebrate a little differently. Torn between a few cities and attractions, we finally decided to take a brother/sister trip to Page, AZ in the beginning of September 2017! With just a few days, we made the most of our trip and had such an amazing time. That being said, I wanted to share with you what our trip entailed to help better plan your next visit to Page. 

Day 1: 

  • Landed in PHX, rented a car & drove ~277 miles north to our hotel (Best Western Plus at Lake Powell) in Page,AZ. On our way, it was quite scenic - since we were running on our clocks, we took our sweet time to enjoy every bit of our 4hr drive. We even stopped periodically to take some pictures:

 

  • After such a long drive, we wanted to relax for the rest of the night. We walked out of the hotel to grab some dinner and ended up at a local Thai restaurant which was nothing to rave about (LOL).  

Day 2: Kayaking in Lake Powell

  • Jeffrey had booked one day rentals for our 2 touring single kayaks ($45 each) from HERE. To be honest, I was a bit nervous about the whole experience but once we got in the water, I can't even explain it - it was PURE BLISS. Pictures don't do it justice. Jeffrey and I were out on the Lake for about 4-5hrs enjoying the peace and quiet with the sun beaming. We kayaked about 6 miles and as we kept paddling, the canyons kept getting more narrow - it was SO COOL!  

Once we returned our kayaks, we went back to the hotel to freshen up and grab a bite to eat! The friendly guys at the kayak rental spot recommended El Tapatio for some Mexican food. We walked up the street to the restaurant and ordered HUGE margaritas (which we didn't finish) and enjoyed some Enchiladas as well.  

Day 3: Horseshoe Bend & Lower Antelope Canyon

  • As we were driving to Horseshoe Bend, we saw a sign that directed us to an unknown scenic spot. We took the spontaneous right turn and ended up at Glen Canyon! 
  • After our quick stop at Glen Canyon, we made our way to Horseshoe Bend! It was an easy "hike" (more like a trail) up to the where all the tourists were taking pictures. Although not as daring as some of the tourists we saw taking pictures, we we able to capture a few nice shots of Horseshoe Bend: 
  • One of the biggest attractions & reasons to visit Page, AZ is Antelope Canyon! Jeffrey booked us a tour with Ken's Tour of the Lower Antelope Canyon. We really enjoyed the tour, led by our tour guide, Fern. Once again, the pictures don't do it justice! 

Day 4: 

  • And just like that, our trip came to an end. We returned our rental car & headed back home (eventually)... after a 9hr delay due to operational maintenance with the aircraft, we finally made it home!

We really enjoyed our 1st siblings trip to Page, AZ! Hope this guide was helpful. 

Be sure to let me know in the comments below when your next trip is, your experiences, & all! 

XO 

INDIA/DUBAI TRIP 2017

I'M BAAAAACK!!! 

It has been one heck of a trip - 3 weeks, 2 countries, tons of major cities, and a countless amount of memories! 

Where do I even begin? To start off, this trip was the perfect mix of visiting family members, being tourists, relaxing, and honestly, just making the most of every second by experiencing so much of the Indian culture. 

Check out the major places we visited:

India:

  • Kerala: Kanakkary, Meladoor, Kuttukkanam, Vagamon
  • New Delhi: Qutb Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple
  • Agra: Taj Mahal
  • Jaipur: Rajasthan, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort

United Arab Emirates: 

  • Dubai: Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa 
Burj Khalifa, Dubai   breathtaking, i know. The burj khalifa holds the record as the tallest building in the world. we were fortunate enough to stop by at the top and capture this picture!

Burj Khalifa, Dubai 

breathtaking, i know. The burj khalifa holds the record as the tallest building in the world. we were fortunate enough to stop by at the top and capture this picture!

Taj Mahal, Agra, India  What a wonder-ful view (you see what i did there)? the taj mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world! honestly, so much dedication and detail went into creating such a beautiful monument.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

What a wonder-ful view (you see what i did there)? the taj mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world! honestly, so much dedication and detail went into creating such a beautiful monument.

Kerala - God's Own Country   Kerala comes from 'kera' in Malayalam, which means coconut. No surprise here - Kerala is the land of coconuts!

Kerala - God's Own Country

Kerala comes from 'kera' in Malayalam, which means coconut. No surprise here - Kerala is the land of coconuts!

Elephant Village - Jaipur   meet chanda, a beautiful 28 year old indian elephant from Jaipur. jeffrey and I spent quite some time with her. we first got to know her by petting her and showering her with hugs and kisses! we fed her bamboo, painted her nails and butt (lol), went on a very relaxing 15-20 minute ride, and wrapped up our elephant experience by giving her some water to drink.   You might be wondering why we painted Chanda's butt. When i was a little girl, I asked daddy how he learned to paint. like any girl would, i believed him when he told me the first time he painted was on an elephant's butt. 23 years later, i came to realize he was joking! And with that, this picture was taken in honor of me believing his story (all these years). 

Elephant Village - Jaipur

meet chanda, a beautiful 28 year old indian elephant from Jaipur. jeffrey and I spent quite some time with her. we first got to know her by petting her and showering her with hugs and kisses! we fed her bamboo, painted her nails and butt (lol), went on a very relaxing 15-20 minute ride, and wrapped up our elephant experience by giving her some water to drink. 

You might be wondering why we painted Chanda's butt. When i was a little girl, I asked daddy how he learned to paint. like any girl would, i believed him when he told me the first time he painted was on an elephant's butt. 23 years later, i came to realize he was joking! And with that, this picture was taken in honor of me believing his story (all these years).