When I started writing Curvy Girl Travels, I wanted to share more than travel stories. I felt like if I could share an experience with you, it may inspire you to start your own journey. It’s funny, because I feel like this post may be my first time actually sharing more than a tourist review.
I truly believe, that sometimes, all you need is one moment to change who you are forever. For me, it was a series of enchanting and welcomed moments. It all happened in a place that I will never forget. And it was with friends who now hold a more special place in my heart. Thank you American Latino Heritage Fund for this journey of a lifetime that has forever changed me.
It’s no secret that I don’t consider myself an “outdoorsy” girl. I’ve never been one to go hiking or camping on a regular basis. Yes, I was aware of the beauty nature can bestow. No, I didn’t take the opportunity to explore it. That was until I set foot in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I felt like a tiny speck on this land that spans 1.2 million acres across Arizona and Utah.
This majestic and alluring desert landscape is so much more than what I can describe to you or what photos can show. It’s a place that you need to experience for yourself in order to appreciate it’s serene beauty . I was surrounded by jaw dropping mesas, I swam in the clear waters of Lake Powell, kayaked through mystical canyons, and was inspired by Navajo tales and the sacred land of the Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
There were moments when I felt like it was all a dream or I was sitting on a movie set that only Hollywood could design. It was definitely surreal and something I would have never dreamt of seeing in my lifetime. I felt honored to have been allowed to hike and explore this land.
I hope to be back one day with my loved ones. So, that I may share the magical beauty of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with them. As much as I want to keep this place to myself, it wouldn’t be fair to deprive them of what I’m feeling from my time there. It was journey unlike any other, spiritually and mentally.
Disclosure: This trip was sponsored. All opinions expressed in this post are true and my own.