I took a bit of a break from this space, as I’m currently back on the road! As some of you may know, V is originally from Phoenix, so every winter, we head back to visit with family and explore the Southwest. Usually we spend a week straight on the road, and then a couple days with family. This year, we decided to change it up a bit and just explore around Arizona! There’s SO much to see in this state, and it completely blows my mind that you can go from a ski resort to the desert in less than an hour.
Our very first stop was up north, where we stayed in the cozy A Frame Flagstaff. By now I’m sure you guys know my love for cabins - a frames specifically!, so I was SUPER excited that we were able to stay here. It was just the right amount of space for us, but can easily accommodate larger groups with the loft (we just used it to binge watch movies and eat popcorn, ha!). The cabin has one bedroom, a kitchen, living room, and loft space. There’s even a wood stove to keep you extra toasty on cold nights!
The grounds surrounding the cabin border the Coconino National Forest, and we couldn’t help but get out and explore a bit (honestly, any excuse to soak up that southwest sunshine.). If you’d like to book a stay at the A Frame, head to their Airbnb link here!
We passed through Sedona on our way back to Phoenix, and visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Although we’ve explored in Sedona numerous times, we’ve never seen this beauty before! It’s amazing how it’s situation right in the surrounding red rocks. Truly a remarkable place, and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. After a few days exploring in Phoenix, and visiting my favorite shops ( Local Nomad, Frances, and Pueblo are always go-to’s!), we headed further south to Tucson and Saguaro National Park. Maybe it’s because they’re so out of the realm of what I grew up with, but seeing that many cacti in one place blew me away! It was so much fun to drive around and walk on the trails.
After that, V had to head back to New York, so I met up with my friend, Allee, to kick off our road trip. We started out in the Superstition Mountains, and I have to say, went on one of my favorite hikes OF ALL TIME. Views the whole way up made going slow (we we’re snapping photos around every turn!), and the summit was out of this world. This was without a doubt the cherry on top of a perfect week exploring this state, and I’m already missing it! Currently in Colorado, can’t wait to share more from the road!