Arizona Bound

A formation at Upper Antelope Canyon. During the tour, guides recommended pictures to take. This photo was one of the many.

Lindsey Kemmerling, Staffer

Many people have dreams of places they would like to visit one day. For some people, it’s a simple place and for others it’s an exotic place. For me, one of those places was Arizona.

This past summer, my family and I traveled to Arizona. The total traveling time is about 4 and a half hours via air plane. We had a few layovers to and from Phoenix. We flew from Harrisburg International and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The locations we stopped at were Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

We woke up early in the morning to get on our first flight from Harrisburg. After we landed in Chicago, we immediately went to our next terminal and waited about a half hour at the most. I of course got Starbucks at any chance I could get. We finally landed in Phoenix after a few more hours of travel.

Once we landed in Phoenix, we collected our things and got a rental car. Finally, we could start exploring. One of my big requests while in Phoenix was to get food at In-n-Out Burger. We then made our two hour drive to our AirBnB in Flagstaff. 

On the first full day of the trip, we went to Oak Creek Canyon in between Flagstaff and Sedona. Then, we traveled to Sedona and went for a hike in the desert.

Throughout the trip we also visited the Grand Canyon twice, Upper Antelope Canyon and Walnut Canyon.

During our vacation, we traveled quite often and were driving for hours at a time. However, it was enjoyable as Arizona is very different from Pennsylvania and the scenery is beautiful no matter where you go.