I am writing right now from Utah!

I will be here for another few hours and then I am heading back to Arizona to celebrate our nation's Independence. There really has been no better way to celebrate the USA's birthday than to visit some of our nation's most spectacular national parks (and more).

During this trip, I have also had the chance to reflect on what Independence Day might mean to other groups in America, such as the Diné (Navajo people) and other local tribes indigenous to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah.

Soon I will write all about my experiences road tripping from Flagstaff to St. George and back. But before I do, the following is a little photographic teaser. In two weeks, look out for a regular post about this trip (with all the trappings)!

Bitter Springs, AZ

Antelope Canyon, AZ


Page, AZ

Lake Powell, AZ

Vermillion Cliffs, AZ

Kaibab Forest, AZ

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT


The Narrows, UT

Kolob Canyon, UT

Zion National Park, UT

More to come in two weeks!