May 28, 2018

WHERE TO STAY AT THE GRAND CANYON

WHERE TO STAY AT THE GRAND CANYON As oldies, we were looking for warm hiking and photography weather when visiting the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. It was important to us to arrive before summer vacation crowds so we planned our trip for April and early May. Our best advice is to start planning early! WHERE TO STAY Our first priority was finding a place to stay while at the Grand Canyon. Since we want to follow whatever roads interest us, we only made hotel reservations in three high traffic locations for our cross-country road trip-Grand Canyon; Page, Arizona; and New Orleans. Trip Advisor and Expedia are  our go-to resources for lodging….

May 27, 2018

TWO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TOUR COMPANIES IN PAGE, ARIZONA

One of our new favorite places in America is Page, Arizona because of the photographic opportunities. Numerous Slot Canyons and Horseshoe Bend near Page are unforgettable and on any photographer’s bucket list. Photographers and tourists head in droves to the famous Antelope Canyon. The tours are sold out months in advance so even crowded tours of Antelope Canyon were not an option for us. We were also told that people photographing Antelope Canyon were shuffled along in crowds and were given 2-minute shifts to take photos. Given the opportunity, we probably would have put up with that approach. However, we researched and found two tour companies offering spectacular photography at different…