Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @visit_arizona // The setting sun casts an incredible glow over post thunderstorm clouds in Arizona’s Monument Valley. I arrived one afternoon at Oljato-Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in an absolute downpour. I had received a call from my Navajo guide telling me that the scheduled sunset drive through the park was cancelled. “They’ve closed the road because it’s turned to mud,” he told me on the phone. Deciding to drive to the park anyway, I waited out the pouring rain and was treated to an unbelievable light-show as the clouds broke up just in time for sunset. // Even once you see it in person, you may still doubt it’s real. Plan your [un]real Arizona getaway. #VisitArizona
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🍂💛 I have so much to be grateful for this year! A huge thank you to the entire #Arizona community for helping make my career such a success ☺️ What are you thankful for this year?
Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @visit_arizona // The setting sun casts an incredible glow over post thunderstorm clouds in Arizona’s Monument Valley. I arrived one afternoon at Oljato-Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in an absolute downpour. I had received a call from my Navajo guide telling me that the scheduled sunset drive through the park was cancelled. “They’ve closed the road because it’s turned to mud,” he told me on the phone. Deciding to drive to the park anyway, I waited out the pouring rain and was treated to an unbelievable light-show as the clouds broke up just in time for sunset. // Even once you see it in person, you may still doubt it’s real. Plan your [un]real Arizona getaway. #VisitArizona#Repost @natgeotravel with @insta.save.repost • • •
Flying High 🎈 #Phoenix
A hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the "Valley of the Sun" followed by a champagne breakfast (which randomly included a babybel 😂) is not a bad way to start the day! The sun shines here for approximately 300 days of the year and it is home to the saguaro cactus, which can grow up to 50ft and live as long as 200 years.
This was my first ever hot air balloon ride and I now understand why it has 'hot' in the title - the heat coming off of the flame is so intense 😝
We hope everyone enjoys this holiday cozied up with family and friends and of course Turkey! We also want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the people who work so hard for the community that can’t spend the day with their loved ones. The people who help everyone stay safe, the armed forces, police officers, firemen, medical personnel, and to all of the pilots helping families to see each other from long distances. This is very personal to us as both of our families and several of our clients have been involved in these careers putting others before themselves on holidays and always, Thank you. With Love~ Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🦃🍁🍽
Started Thanksgiving off with a sunrise hike of Camelback Mountain and was treated to a man playing a traditional drum at the top. Snagged this shot of him as the sun was coming up. Thankful for the opportunity to hike and capture beautiful moments like this morning!
So wishing I could be back at home with family this week for Thanksgiving. Missing @jmgmsu, @jennifergethers, @claudiacandolfi, @pilotlcs29, @plscogit, et al. (including my untaggable dad) today. Still going to try to watch the Lions though...
As for the photo, I’ve seen a number of folks posting photos of Page and Zion lately, thus prompting fond memories of a quick but rewarding tour of the American Southwest that @sashaschmitz and I took a couple years back. I’ve been going back and re-editing a lot of these photos lately anyway, and Thanksgiving Day is as good a day as any to showcase one of the memories I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to create. Call me thankful.
🇬🇧Heaven on earth. This is how we’d define Sedona, another one of our favorite parts of the U.S. By now you can probably tell that we are both crazy about nature, and, if you are too, Sedona should be at the top of your traveling list! This small city has a great chill vibe, offers an insane amount of hikes with the most stunning surroundings, and is one of the best places in the country for mountain biking and white water rafting. After hours of hiking we were even lucky enough to run into @berrydivineacai where we had one of the most legit açaí bowls I’ve ever tasted in the U.S. 😋
🇧🇷Céu na Terra. É assim que definimos Sedona, outro dos nossos lugares favoritos nos EUA. Já deve ter dado para notar que nós duas somos loucas por natureza e, se você também é, Sedona deve entrar no topo da sua lista de viagem! Essa pequena cidade tem uma vibe tranquila, oferece uma quantidade insana de trilhas deslumbrantes e é um dos melhores lugares do país para fazer mountain bike e rafting. Depois de horas fazendo trilhas, tivemos até a sorte de encontrar @berrydivineacai, onde comemos um dos açaís mais brasileiros que eu já achei nos EUA.
It's been a week of one incredible view after another, but all just stops along the way for @ecrowde1 paddling the Grand Canyon, hiking out to take a med school test, and then hiking back in to rejoin her trip. That's ultimate dedication and the definition of GETTING AFTER IT. 💪
Thanks @kaseysum @westofkansas @m_archer_crowder for all teeming up on this operation. Our friends rock. #teamtennessee
So much to be thankful for. For me, being able to explore this beautiful state and all it has to offer is something I’m incredibly thankful for every day. Something I’m not thankful for is all of the trash that is left behind in these beautiful places that are more like a home to me than the house I live in. If you’re looking for a way to give back to this beautiful state please consider one of the many community events that will be taking place this Friday. I’ll be out at the Salt River collecting trash and recyclables with @natural_restorations, sharing the event info for anyone who might be interested in joining us. #optoutside#greenfriday#greenfriday2017
#TBT that time I went to a Dia de los Muertos celebration in Sedona, Arizona. The holiday is supposed to be about honoring the dead, but the art style of Dia de los Muertos is what gets my attention. The intricately painted skulls, the flowers, the makeup, the costumes - all incredibly beautiful in and of themselves. So when I found out there was going to be a festival at the local arts community, I had to go. Read the full blog post & see more pictures through the link in my bio.