TTJ: a stroll in Sedona, Arizona

Welcome to my Teeny Travel Journal! My TTJ! I decided there are places around the world that I’ve visited and want to highlight, without any fluff. Just some snapshots of the city, park, town, region, whatever… without many words to clutter up the post. So it’s a travel journal… but a small one. Plus I really like the word teeny.

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Throwback to Torrey Pines

🎶 I go back to San Diego, all the tiiiiime 🎶

I’ve been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift recently. And I’m going back for my last post about the San Diego trip of March 2016! See day one and two here.

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Petrified Forest National Park

Hey remember the big 10 day trip through Utah and Arizona featuring here here here and here? Well here’s another one.

Petrified Forest National Park is truly in the middle of nowhere.
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Roadside sunset in Arizona

Back in April, Kristen and I were embarking on a 10 day trip around the Southwest. On our way from Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon, we drove a few hours into Arizona during a beautiful sunset.

The timing worked out great: just as we crossed over the Arizona border, the sun was setting as the moon came up behind some INTENSE Arizona landscapes.

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The grand Grand Canyon

 

The Grand Canyon. That one canyon that is the most grand.

Up until April of 2017, Grand Canyon National Park seemed like this fantasy place in the American Southwest where cool people went. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, which made me kind of nervous to go. Like I wrote in my post about Zion, parks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are SO well known and get so much attention, I was almost a little less excited to go with such high expectations. I was nervous about not liking it as much as the world does!

But it holds up, guys. It was really really really great. Maybe even grand.

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Zion National Park: the last of the mighty 5

During our April trip to southwest Utah and Arizona, I was almost most definitely most most most excited about Zion. Ever since learning about the national parks and studying them all obsessively, Zion stood out to me as one of the best. To me, it has the prominence and the prestige, without the hype and attention that places like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone get. Not saying those places are bad or overrated or not worthy, but I like how Zion is kept as a bit more of a secret. Plus the VIEWS!

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TBT: Longwood Gardens

Just about a year ago, I traveled to Longwood Gardens on a rainy Saturday morning… that happened to be my birthday.

I really love my birthday, and I really love to do fun things on my birthday, oh and I love my birthday. I don’t care what anyone says, when it’s your birthday you get excited and if that ever stops happening to me, well just put me in my grave. It’s a day to celebrate YOU and that’s just too good to ignore.

Thankful for good friends and good flowers and rainy morning birthday walks. So here’s a TBT to our trip to Longwood Gardens last May 21.

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Snapshots from San Francisco

I’m going rogue! Normally I like to post in chronological order, but I just am excited about my San Francisco trip and want to share some pictures!
Of course I’ll probably come back to this trip once I get there in my timely order, but for now- enjoy!

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