Getaway Compass


Arizona has a large range of landscapes from snow covered mountains in Flagstaff to flat desert in the south. Spend time exploring the desert in and around Phoenix, walk through the canyons in the north, or admire the incredible natural wonders such as Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Arizona has three national parks: Grand Canyon, Saguaro, and Petrified Forest. If you are planning to spend time in the desert, the best time to visit is November through April when the temperature is nice and you can get away from the winter in other parts of the US. During this time you can hike on the many desert trails, relax at the resort pools, or walk around old town Scottsdale. A visit to Arizona is not complete without stopping in Sedona, a beautiful town two hours north of Phoenix with red rocks. 


Broken Arrow to Chicken Point

Best Hikes in Sedona

After a few years of spending many amazing days hiking in Sedona, here is a list of my favorite hikes in Sedona that you shouldn’t miss. Some of these hikes we like so much that we have hiked them multiple

Canyon Lake Arizona

Best Lakes Near Phoenix

Phoenix summers can get very hot so a day on the lake is a perfect way to get away from the valley heat and cool off. Lakes near Phoenix have many activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and boating.

Boulder Canyon Trail at Canyon Lake

10 Best Day Trips from Phoenix

A day trip is the perfect way to travel without spending too much money. During the three years I’ve lived in Phoenix I have taken many incredible day trips from Phoenix to lakes, national parks, and mountains. Take your opportunity

Spur Cross Trail

Best Hikes Near Phoenix

There are a lot of great hikes on the mountains surrounding Phoenix. In the hikes near Phoenix you can find amazing views, unique caves, and a lot of different kinds of cacti. After hiking around the valley for three years,

White Sands National Monument

10 Best Weekend Road Trips from Phoenix

After exploring around Phoenix for a few years, this is my list of the 10 best weekend road trips from Phoenix. Choose your destination for your next weekend getaway from Phoenix from these incredible locations ranging from white sand dunes,