I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all over the world. Europe, Southeast Asia, and Southern America are just a few of the places that I’ve been since starting my travels at 18. Often times, people might think that they need to travel far from home to have an insane or memorable vacation. However, after visiting the Greater Zion Area, I can confidently say that this isn't always the case. The landscapes in Utah absolutely blew me away, and left me wondering how I hadn't taken the time to explore the places in my own relative backyard before heading overseas. With Zion national park being only a 4 hour plane ride away from my hometown of Seattle, I'd seen countless photos of Zion before while scrolling through Instagram, and before leaving I felt I had a sense of what I would experience during my stay
Upon arrival and driving past the “Zion National Park” sign, my eyes began to widen and butterflies fluttered in my stomach. I had to pinch myself to make sure what I was looking at was real. Meghan and I couldn’t believe what we were seeing.The combination of the orange sandstone mountains and deep valleys carved by years of water flow made this place unworldly.
We spent most of our time hiking in the park, bonding with the other people who were invited out to AtoZion, and ending our days at the amazing under canvas hotel right outside of Zion National park. Even with little sleep from the long days of hiking and shooting, we woke up before sunrise each morning with a huge grin on our faces, ready to tackle the day.
This photoset is a visual summary of our trip with Travel Mindset in combination with Greater Zion and their tourism board @AtoZion. I am super thankful that they had invited Meghan and I out to capture what Greater Zion had to offer.
Utah, I'll be back soon, and I promise it will be longer than 48 hours!